Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be very debilitating and is an anxiety related condition affecting many people, according to OCD-UK :

“Based on current estimates for the UK population, there are potentially around 741,504 people living with OCD at any one time.   But it is worth noting that a disproportionately high number, 50% of all these cases, will fall into the severe category, with less than a quarter being classed as mild cases.” (http://www.ocduk.org/ocd)

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

  • Do you find yourself compelled to check or repeat things many times?
  • Are you compelled to carry out certain behaviour patterns at certain times of day or in certain situations?
  • Do you constantly worry that if you don’t carry out these behaviours that it might cause others or yourself harm or even death?
  • Do you obsessively worry about contamination through germs?

Sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are driven to carry out their compulsion by having an over exaggerated need to do certain tasks to prevent harm to themselves or other and by carrying out these compulsions leads to feeling a sense of relief, whether it be washing their hands, switching electrical switches on and off, compulsive pulling of hair (Trichotillomania) or hoarding items. As this condition is anxiety related Solution Focused Hypnotherapy looks to address and reduce the levels of anxiety which is fueling the compulsions.

Do you live in Bath, Atworth, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Trowbridge, Devizes or Surrounding Wiltshire villages? If you are looking for hypnotherapy in Bath or hypnotherapy in Wiltshire contact me now and book in for an initial consultation.