Are you Struggling with OCD?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a fast and effective treatment of OCD.
We offer affordable treatment of OCD, with 92% of our clients reaching full recovery from OCD after completing an average of 10 sessions of CBT.
What is OCD?
OCD is an anxiety disorder characterised by you feeling inappropriate, repugnant and distressing intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that occur against your will.
The compulsions are the things we do to avoid or ‘control’ the thoughts. Those behaviours can be internal behaviours (mental activities) what CBT therapists call neutralising.
When to seek treatment for OCD
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What you need to know
Onebright’s CBT therapists are BABCP accredited, achieving 92% full recovery rates with OCD. CBT is a short term therapy for OCD, with Onebright's average, requiring 10 CBT sessions.
Firstly a BABCP accredited CBT therapist builds a conceptualisation to help you understand what is maintaining your OCD cycle.
Once a collaborative understanding is developed we can see what is maintaining the OCD, made up of; learned experiences - these are often benign past events where we learn the meaning of our thoughts.
BELIEFS & ASSUMPTIONS: The hallmark of OCD is excessive responsibility and particularly the sense of responsibility or significance given to thoughts and then having obsessions.
PROCESS OF THINKING: Selective attention, magical thinking, thought-action-fusion are thought processes often found in OCD that becomes problematic.
NEGATIVE AUTOMATIC THOUGHT - In OCD the repetitive intrusive like "what if...", but frequently in OCD these are images.
EMOTIONS - Anxiety is the driving emotion associated with OCD, and occasionally disgust and depression.
BEHAVIOURS - Are the compulsions and focus of treatment in CBT EG. Obsessive rituals, avoidance, safety-seeking behaviours.
NEUTRALIZATION - Covert mental rituals or internal compulsions in obsessive rumination (predominating in "Pure O")
In the CBT treatment of OCD this is likely to be a combination of:
psychoeducation, attentional focus training, exposure and response prevention, behavioural experiments, cognitive restructuring graded cognitive exposure.
All CBT treatment consolidates with a relapse prevention plan, to help in the long term. According to ‘best evidence’ cognitive behavioural therapy not only has the best efficacy for the treatment of OCD but in follow up studies it has the best record for maintaining the gains in cognitive behavioural treatment and staying well.