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About me

I am a therapist working remotely via Skype, WhatsApp or telephone (10:00-19:00 Mon-Fri). I have through my own experiences with OCD from a young age decided to focus my work on this area of life. I feel passionately about helping other OCD sufferers to find ways to manage their condition, to enable them to reclaim their life and start focusing on their goals.

OCD can take many different forms, such as cleaning or checking issues, a need for symmetry and organisation, magical thinking (imagining that we can affect situations by performing certain acts or thinking certain thoughts), other intrusive thoughts or Pure O (any distressing or uncomfortable thoughts/images/feelings which we feel the need to fix, argue with, push away etc). Common themes for these are harm, fear of being a paedophile, relationships, sexuality, religion; although there are many more as OCD can attach itself to absolutely anything in life.

I can work with you using Exposure and Response Prevention exercises to help you, at your own pace, to gradually begin to manage your OCD, allowing you to get your life back.

As well as specialising in OCD therapy, I offer general counselling for anxiety, depression and other life issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred/CBT/Transactional Analysis), an Introduction to CBT Certificate and a Diploma in OCD Studies.

I spent five years supporting the UK charity OCD Action as a helpline volunteer.

My therapeutic experience has been gained with The OCD Treatment Centre, in primary and secondary school work for the charity Place2Be, Brentwood Mind and Dove Counselling (bereavement counselling). I have been working with clients with OCD in my own private practice since December 2019.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £75 per assessment (approx an hour and a half) and £50 per therapeutic session.

Availability

I have availability Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 7.00pm.

Further information

I am willing to offer concessions for students, clients who are on a low income or who are unemployed upon proof of status. Prices available upon application.

Basildon
Essex
SS14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Swedish

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Carina Luxford OCD Therapist

Carina Luxford OCD Therapist