Most people experience the occasional upsetting and odd out-of-the blue thought, or double-check something they know they have already done, like going back to make sure the stove is off or the car is locked.

However, individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have these types of experiences repeatedly and frequently, and find them so frustrating and upsetting, or so time-consuming that they interfere with day-to-day life

OCD is characterised by:

recurring, persistent, and distressing thoughts, images or impulses, known as obsessions;
the need to carry out certain repetitive behaviours, rituals, or mental acts, known as compulsions.

Many people with OCD experience both obsessions and compulsions, whilst others have only one or the other.

Our therapist uses a range of techniques and tools in treating this condition.

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