Carina Luxford - OCD Therapist
I am a counsellor working remotely via Skype or telephone (10:00-19:00 Mon-Fri). I have through my own experiences with OCD from a young age decided to focus my therapy 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 and checking issues, a need for symmetry and organisation, magical thinking (imagining that we can affect situations by performing certain acts or thinking certain thoughts), intrusive thoughts or Pure O (any distressing or uncomfortable thoughts which we feel the need to ruminate about repetitively). Common themes are harm, paedophillia, relationships, 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 gain control over your OCD to allow you to get your life back.
As well as specialising in OCD treatment 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 5 years working as a helpline volunteer for the UK charity OCD Action.
My therapeutic experience has been gained with The OCD Treatment Centre, primary and secondary school work with the charity Place2Be, Brentwood Mind and Dove Counselling (bereavement counselling).
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £75 per assessment (approx an hour and a half) and £50 per therapeutic session.
Concessions offered for
I am willing to offer concessions for students or low income clients upon proof of status. Prices available upon application.