Metacognitive Therapy for OCD
“The ability to recognise that obsessions or compulsions are excessive or unreasonable occurs on a continuum”
Just for the record, obsessive-compulsive thinking is COMPLETELY NORMAL. Research points to roughly 80 to 94% of us experiencing them. Those pesky thoughts are inconvenient, show up at inappropriate times and slow us down.
Compulsive behaviour is often a response to the obsessive thoughts or unpleasant feelings and can create its own hurdles but is not as such dangerous.
However, for some, these thoughts (or images or impulses) create panic and excessive doubt, are difficult to stop, leaving them terrified and confused. These can be violent, socially unacceptable, or just out of character.
It’s time to get help if you are experiencing excessive amounts of intrusive thoughts, and/or compulsive behaviour, such that it interferes with your ability to function at home, work and in personal relationships.
WHAT I AM TRAINED TO TREAT
You do not need a specific diagnosis to get on a treatment plan for OCD with me. If you suspect that your symptoms and challenges are interfering with your daily functioning, then you deserve to get the right support.
However, if you have an assessment from a licensed Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Doctor, then let me know and we can directly get to the treatment.
WHAT MY METHOD IS
During therapy, we work on understanding specific intrusive thoughts and rituals, both overt and covert. Together, we try and get to the root of the patterns that are keeping your obsessional thoughts and compulsions at an elevated level.
Treatment focusses on gaining an understanding of client-specific OCD, developing flexibility in response to triggers and reducing the experienced distress.