Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Intense anxiety which can lead to people engaging in compulsive behaviours.


OCD is a further heightened form of anxiety that is based on a person experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, urges and images. This causes intense anxiety which leads the person to engage in compulsive behaviours in an effort to reduce their anxiety.

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How Brighter Paths helps people with obsessive compulsive disorders:

Our fundamental aim at Brighter Paths Psychologists is to help to reduce the emotional distress that you, your loved one or family are experiencing. Our Psychologists achieve this by using evidence based therapies that are proven to help you to live a more fulfilled and enhanced life and to choose your ‘brighter path’.

If you are experiencing OCD and you would like to understand and overcome your difficulties then here at Brighter Paths Psychologists we work with you to tailor the most effective and proven therapy to your goals and individual requirements.

Some of the psychological approaches that are proven and recommended for understanding and reducing emotional distress are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Compassionate Focused Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Narrative therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Integrative Approaches

What to expect when working with us.