OCD Client Information Resource.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Client Information Resource

Download CSN Resource PDF OCD

Online …

OCD UK
A charity run by people who have lived experience of the condition. One of the largest and best sources of
information on OCD online. It has a free downloadable informative booklet that is helpful to those
who experience OCD and those wanting to support them, available here
Download PDF OCD UK information booklet
OCD UK Website

 

Intrusive Thoughts. Org (and more)
A USA based site that explores OCD with quality information including Intrusive
Thoughts and Body Dysmorphic Disorder related content. The site is rich in information and video
and has a “community” ethos. One of the better sites in terms of information, the site itself and the
breadth and depth of meaningful content.
Intrusivethoughts.org Website

 

Mind 
A UK based charity, MIND has a wealth of information on their website. The site offers an overview of many key topics with
links to more detailed information and specialist support and websites. The Guides on MIND’S
website can be downloaded as PDF’s for printing or sharing with others.

Download PDF Understanding OCD

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists 
OCD from a psychiatric perspective with a focus on medication alongside other information. The site
appears to only offer a brief overview and draws heavily from “Evidenced-based treatments”. For a
brief overview of the condition, this site could be helpful for some.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – On OCD

 

 

Books …

Break OCD Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Paul M. Salkovskis, published by
Vermilion. Self Help CBT guide that some clients find helpful. This book is sometimes
available from Library.
ISBN: 9780091939694 Format: Paperback Publication date: 1 September 2011 304
pages. Other formats: Ebook (9781446491843)

 

 

OCDOvercoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
By Christine Purdon, Published by New Harbringer Publications.
The book has a focus on helping the reader understand the true nature of distressing
thoughts and disconnect from the distress and power the thoughts sometimes have.
Useful exercises and self-care strategies. A useful and meaningful book.
ISBN-139781572243811 Publication date1 Jan 2005 Pages160.

 

if you are looking for counselling or therapy in relation to struggling with OCD please do make contact.

Anxiety is top of the list for people seeking counselling and therapy

What are people bringing to counselling? Anxiety tops the list

People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, from help with a mental health issue to wanting time and space to explore life options. Below is a list of the most searched terms that people use when looking for counselling and therapy help, the ones I have included are all related to the work that I do.

What is of note is the number of diagnostic labels and terms that people use in their searches, this might reflect an increased awareness of mental health conditions or that more people are searching for help from the private sector for these challenges.  Anxiety consistently comes up in the therapy room and in the list of what people search, addiction appears to be on the rise in searches as does personality disorders.  Many people come to therapy without words or a label for what is wrong and that can be part of the therapy process, to help the person discover what is wrong and understand it, it is then that changes can happen.

Anxiety continues to be the most searched term on  Counselling Directories.

relationship issues

generalised anxiety disorder

depression

bipolar disorder/manic depression

panic disorder

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

phobias

family issues

addiction(s) I have a website dedicated to this type of counselling and therapy here

affairs and betrayals

separation and divorce

abuse

anger management

bereavement

low self-esteem

emotional abuse

alcoholism

sexual abuse

personality disorders

sex addiction

gambling

low self-confidence

drug abuse

internet addiction

borderline personality disorder

stress

domestic violence

bullying

disabilities

carer support

narcissistic personality disorder

post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

work related stress

suicidal thoughts

avoidant personality disorder

self-harm

trauma

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

paranoid personality disorder

dependent personality disorder

antisocial personality disorder

histrionic personality disorder

schizoid personality disorder

passive aggressive behavior

sexuality

mental health

For help with any of these issues and other emotional difficulties please do make contact

Anxiety

Counselling and Therapy in Nottingham.

Counselling and Therapy In Nottingham

Here are the most searched terms related to counselling and therapy in Nottingham (for December 2014) that we deal with here at Counselling Services Nottingham. Whilst this is not an exhaustive list of what we work with, it will give the reader an idea of the diversity of what people come to counselling and therapy for. A number of the following terms are widely used as diagnostic terms, and I, the author of this piece, am mindful that not everyone embraces the diagnostic meaning of mental distress and/or experience, and am therefore inviting the reader to embrace or reject the terms in whatever way works best for them.

What are people searching for on the internet for therapy & counselling that Counselling Services Nottingham can help with? Here’s a list with the most searched terms at the top. (Source; The Counselling Directory – Online Directory of UK based counsellors and therapist)

  1. Anxiety
  2. Addiction including alcohol addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, gambling addiction and drug addiction
  3. Relationship issues
  4. Depression
  5. Generalised anxiety disorder
  6. Bipolar disorder / manic depression
  7. Seasonal affective disorder (sad)
  8. Self Esteem, Low Self Esteem
  9. Panic disorder
  10. Family issues
  11. Affairs and betrayals
  12. Separation and divorce
  13. Abuse
  14. Cross-cultural relationships
  15. Anger, Anger management
  16. Bereavement Counselling, Bereavement therapy
  17. Personality disorders
  18. Emotional abuse
  19. Sexual abuse
  20. Attachment disorder
  21. Low self-confidence
  22. Stress, Stress management
  23. Suicidal thoughts
  24. Work-related stress
  25. Trauma
  26. Passive aggressive behaviour
  27. Sexual Issues
  28. Career and Work related issues
  29. Dissociation
  30. Psychosis
  31. Mental health

If you or someone you know is struggling with distress, mental health struggles of other challenges, counselling may help, for details and to book a free initial consultation please make contact.

 

What sort of things do people come to counselling therapy for ?

What sort of things do people come to counselling and therapy for ?

Here is a list of the top searched terms from the counselling directory an online directory used by people looking for counselling and therapy.

(August 2014). Source: The Counselling Directory uk.

When looking for counselling therapy, this is what others have searched for.

relationship issues

anxiety

depression

bipolar disorder/manic depression

family issues

couples counselling

affairs and betrayals

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

addiction(s)

postnatal depression

separation and divorce

panic disorder

generalised anxiety disorder

phobias

cross-cultural relationships

pre-nuptial counselling

anger management

abuse

low self-esteem

alcoholism

bereavement

personality disorders

low self-confidence

eating disorders

sexual abuse

emotional abuse

stress

child related issues

attachment disorder

gambling

drug abuse

binge-eating disorder

sex problems

generalised anxiety

sex addiction

anorexia nervosa

obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd)

bulimia nervosa

borderline personality disorder

asperger’s syndrome

internet addiction

ednos

body dysmorphic disorder

smoking

suicidal thoughts

physical abuse

compulsive hoarding

work related stress

career counselling

narcissistic personality disorder

self-harm

post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

sexuality

avoidant personality disorder

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

paranoid personality disorder

trauma

dependent personality disorder

adoption issues

adhd

antisocial personality disorder

passive aggressive behaviour

schizoid personality disorder

gender dysphoria

bullying

domestic violence

histrionic personality disorder

abortion

schizotypal personality disorder

dissociation

chronic fatigue syndrome/me

infertility

adoption

cancer

carer support

spirituality

chronic pain

miscarriage

pregnancy and birth

debt counselling

disabilities

schizophrenia

learning difficulties

redundancy

dementia

hearing voices

psychosis

hiv/aids

tourette’s syndrome

terminal illness

leaving care

living organ donation

sexual issues

mental healthCounselling and thearpy

 

For help with these issues or any others that you are struggling with please do make contact. 

Depression Tops List of Reasons for seeking therapy (March 2014)

epression Tops List of Reasons for seeking therapy (March 2014)

Depression continues to be one of the main reasons that clients seek therapy.  I have listed below some of the main words that regularly appear at the top of searched terms on counselling directories and therapist listing sites.

I have taken a few out, as they are issues or subjects that I don’t tend to work with, for example, I don’t do Couples Counselling, so have taken that out of the list. So here are the top 22 issues that others seek counselling and therapy for , all of which I work with ….and … if its not on the list I may still be able to help, so please do make contact this list is the top 22 and people come to counselling for hundreds of different reasons, in fact sometimes people don’t know why they come, they don’t know what’s wrong, they just feel that something is. I am aware that not everyone likes to label how they feel, for example, not everyone likes the term depression, and I understand both perspectives on the use of labels like depression.

depression

relationship issues

anxiety

generalised anxiety 

bipolar disorder/manic depression

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

postnatal depression

family issues

affairs and betrayals

panic disorder

separation and divorce

addiction(s)

phobias

cross cultural relationships

abuse

anger management

sexual issues

bereavement

low self-esteem

personality disorders

alcoholism

eating disorders

 

Counselling can help with these and other struggles that people have, for details or to make an appointment please to get in touch. 

Depression Counselling