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  • Writer's pictureDanny Zane

Navigating OCD Together: How Person-Centred Therapy Can Help

If you're struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you know how overwhelming and isolating it can feel. As a person-centred therapist, I'm here to support you on your journey, providing a safe, understanding space where your feelings and experiences are heard and respected.

Understanding Your OCD: OCD is more than just habits or quirks; it's a challenging condition marked by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours. In our sessions, we'll explore the unique ways OCD affects you, acknowledging that your experience is deeply personal and valid.

Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment: Our therapy sessions are a safe haven. Here, you can express your fears, anxieties, and frustrations without judgment. I believe in listening empathetically and validating your experiences, helping you to feel understood and not alone in your struggles.

Empathy and Unconditional Support: You deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, regardless of your OCD symptoms. Our therapeutic relationship is grounded in unconditional positive regard, fostering an environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly and without fear of judgment.

While person-centred therapy is non-directive, meaning you lead the way, we can also work together to set achievable goals. Whether it's finding healthier coping mechanisms, understanding the roots of your compulsions, or simply seeking a greater sense of peace, our sessions are tailored to your needs and pace.

Addressing Cognitive Distortions: I'm here to support you in recognising and gently challenging any irrational beliefs or cognitive distortions that may be contributing to your OCD. This process is done with care, ensuring that you always feel respected and understood.

While our core approach is person-centred, I'm open to integrating techniques from other therapeutic models if they could benefit you, such as mindfulness practices or elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills (CBT).

Beyond our sessions, I will encourage you to engage in activities that nurture your well-being. Whether it’s through mindfulness, exercise, or hobbies that bring you joy, taking care of your overall health is an integral part of managing OCD.

Dealing with OCD can be challenging, but you don't have to face it alone. As your therapist, I'm committed to walking alongside you, offering empathy, understanding, and personalised support. Together, we can work towards managing your OCD and improving your overall quality of life.

Getting help and support and navigating OCD Together can be a difficult step in your journey. I am here to listen and create you your safe space.

This can be at my Harley Street, Central London or Finchley, North London therapy practice or online.


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