The treatment found to be the most effective in successfully tackling Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a special form of talking therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) together with Exposure Response Therpy. I incorporate these approaches with Mindfulness and “Inner Child” healing work where appropriate in managing intrusive thoughts and  overcoming compulsions.

The principal aim of this therapeutic approach is to enable the person to become their own therapist and to provide them with the knowledge and tools to continue working towards complete recovery from OCD.

Research has shown that 75% of people with OCD are significantly helped by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Whatsmore, this form of therapy does not have any risks or side effects associated with it, which is why it remains the treatment of choice for tackling OCD by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and specialist centres such as the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT).

I always recommend you visit a GP if you believe you have OCD.