Treating obsessive behaviour (OCD)
People who have excessive uncontrollable and unreasonable obsessions or compulsions have a condition known as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD.
OCD comes in many forms, but perhaps one of the most common is obsessing about dirt and contamination, and the fear of coming into contact with anything seen as unclean.
Other symptoms might be:
- Doubting to have done something, like locking a door or turning off tap
- Constantly trying to keep things tidy
- Repeating a word, phrase or action over and again
- Hoarding things such as old newspapers and useless items
- Impulses or thoughts about doing something aggressive or embarrassing
Soon the OCD takes up too much of the individual’s time, affecting normal routines. And, in extreme cases, they may avoid certain situations, or even stop going out at all if they fear it might trigger their obsessive behaviour.
OCD causes anxiety, which in itself can lead to other emotional difficulties.
How human givens therapy will help
Counselling is fast and effective and will be long-lasting, not just a temporary fix.
By doing an emotional needs audit, a counsellor can identify where a need is not being met. This, combined with other psychotherapy techniques, including relaxation and separating the person’s core identity from the OCD so they can challenge the obsessive thoughts, has positive results.
Guided imagery therapy will help the individual to rehearse avoiding behaviour in situations that might otherwise stimulate the OCD.
Tackle your OCD behaviour today
It’s important to treat your obsessive behaviour difficulties, even if they appear mild because they will begin to affect your life and impact those around you.
Begin your path to taking back control of your life by contacting Deborah Potts Counselling today.