OCD

The term ‘OCD’ is often thrown around lightly, with little consideration for the struggle that it actually causes. At Orchestrate, we understand that, over time, the symptoms of OCD can take over a person’s life and get in the way of happiness and fulfilment, which is why we offer home treatment services led by one of our team of knowledgeable, caring professionals.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can have a significant impact on your mental health and wellbeing. If you are experiencing or suffering from OCD, know that you are not alone. In the UK, approximately 1.2% of the population are affected, ranging from young children to adults across gender, social, and cultural lines. And this number doesn’t even fully represent the actual number of people affected, as many suffer in silence.

What are the symptoms of OCD?

OCD is characterised by persistent, obsessive thoughts or patterns of thought that cause upset, worry, and/or discomfort in an individual. Such thoughts may include:

  • Worrying about hurting or upsetting another
  • Obsession with perfection and symmetry
  • A strong need for cleanliness and a fear of germs
  • Reluctance to make physical contact with others, out of fear of contamination
  • Obsession with religious ideals

The list above represents some of the most common thoughts and obsessions experienced by those suffering from OCD. There are many more problematic thoughts or ways of thinking that affect each person individually, as they stem from individual experiences and subjective perception. Following an obsessive thought, many people experience compulsions, which usually serve as a way to cope with the thoughts. Common compulsions include:

  • Repetition of a phrase or word
  • Frequently checking appliances to see that they’re switched off.
  • Double, triple-checking locks. Or checking appliances/locks a certain number of times.
  • Hoarding items, like packaging or old newspapers.
  • Tapping, touching, knocking, switching on/off ritualistically.
  • Obsessive organising of items in a certain fashion.

Expert treatment for OCD

We understand that OCD symptoms aren’t always consistent. They may be subtle or even non-existent at one time, and at another they may cause significant turmoil and worry. For this reason, we aim to identify your triggers in treatment, which is most often stress-related, and involve you in a collaborative, therapist-client treatment approach. OCD is a highly individual experience, so our therapists are here to work closely with you and develop a solid, compassionate relationship. Treatment is not just focused on the disorder, it is focused on the person behind the disorder.

At Orchestrate, we offer professional home treatment for OCD, whether your symptoms are mild or severe, or somewhere in between. A home treatment means that we can come to you, in the comfort and safety of your own home. For the purposes of effective treatment we want our clients to feel as comfortable as possible, and to know that they can trust us to work diligently and compassionately in the treatment of OCD, to reduce the severity of obsessive thoughts and compulsions, and return to the individual a sense of personal autonomy and provide a better quality of life. We implement effective therapeutic tools in the treatment and management of OCD, most notably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which serves to weaken the reciprocal relationship between obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

We are here to help

If you or any of your loved ones are affected by OCD, directly or indirectly, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

An essential aspect of treating OCD and any other mental health disorder or issue is compassionate care and a deep understanding of the individual, which is our main focus here at Orchestrate. There is no need to suffer in silence.

We are here to help

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