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Our clinic in Sydney can empower you to break free from OCD. Our evidence based OCD treatments have a high success rate in eliminating obsessive thoughts of all kinds as well as removing the compulsive behaviours and rituals that are controlling your life. Angus and his expert team have years of experience in helping clients overcome OCD and other anxiety issues in the Sydney area. Our mental health professionals are committed to providing cutting edge, efficient, effective and evidence-based psychological treatment programs for those who are suffering from OCD and related anxiety disorders. We offer both face to face and online counselling.
Everyone has worries and little details that they want to get just right. It is common for people to have occasional intrusive thoughts which tend to come and go. Double checking if you left the stove or iron on is completely normal and nothing to worry about.
However, repeatedly experiencing such thoughts and engaging with these behaviours to the degree that it impacts on day to day functioning is not. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent obsessions and compulsions that interfere substantially with your daily functioning.
Obsessions are persistent thoughts, urges, or images that are experienced as intrusive and unwanted and that cause marked anxiety or distress. Common obsessions are repeated thoughts about causing harm to others, fear of contamination, doubting whether you locked the front door, or wanting things to be arranged in a certain fashion. If you feel these symptoms then you should consult with a OCD specialist or psychologist for the right cure.
Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts that you feel driven to perform to “satisfy” an obsession according to rules that must be applied rigidly. Common compulsions include hand-washing, repeated checking, and counting.
In those suffering from OCD the Obsessions can cause significant distress or anxiety, and performing the Compulsion is the only way to make it stop. These obsessions can defy all knowledge and sense- you know you locked the door but you still won’t be able to relax until you check it again.
If left to spiral out of control, compulsions can often take up a significant amount of time and physical and psychological energy, leaving the sufferer exhausted and in a constant state of worry.
The most effective therapy for OCD are Cognitive Behavior Therapy. More specifically, the most effective treatments are a type of CBT called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which has the strongest evidence supporting its use in the treatment of OCD. (Source: International OCD Foundation)
If OCD is taking over your life and stopping you doing all the things you need to, help is available. The OCD therapy specialists at Angus Munro Psychology offer proven cures to help you confront your obsessive thoughts and overcome them. Evidence based treatment for OCD has been a true success story for psychological therapies as it has developed over the last two decades, and now it has been a fast, safe and straightforward process that everyone has access to.
OCD treatment features parallels with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in that it focuses on identifying and increasing control over unhelpful thoughts and their corresponding behaviours. At our OCD treatment centre we will help you break down the individual components of the disorder- your intrusive thoughts, the feelings they create, and the compulsions that stop them- and help you take control of each aspect. Part of the therapy is letting you face your fear and experience your obsessive thoughts without correcting them via your compulsions. This is highly effective in breaking the mental cycle and is done in a controlled environment to cause you minimal anxiety
Whatever your obsessions and compulsions and however long you have experienced them, our mental health therapists offers you the solution. Get in touch with us today and before you know it you’ll be free from the debilitating need to satisfy your obsessions, and free from the anxiety they produce.
Professionals at Angus Munro Psychology in Sydney provide evidence based and superior quality Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment at our clinic. You can call us directly at 0290561779 or get in touch via our contact form.
2 Warwick Avenue, Cammeray,
Sydney, NSW (2062)
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