Carina Luxford

Carina Luxford

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About me

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).

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

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Basildon, SS14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Swedish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I have availability Monday,Wednesday-Saturday. Times are flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults