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Hypnotherapy for OCD

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

According to the NHS website, “Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects people differently, but usually causes a particular pattern of thoughts and behaviours”.

A lady washing her hands whilst wearing a white face mask
Obsessively washing one's hands is very common in OCD but there are also many other types of behaviours

OCD has 3 main elements:

  • Obsessions – where an unwanted, intrusive and often distressing thought, image or urge repeatedly enters your mind

  • Emotions – the obsession causes a feeling of intense anxiety or distress

  • Compulsions – repetitive behaviours or mental acts that a person with OCD feels driven to perform as a result of the anxiety and distress caused by the obsession

The compulsive behaviour temporarily relieves the anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the cycle to begin again.

It's possible to just have obsessive thoughts or just have compulsions, but most people with OCD experience both.

How can Hypnotherapy Help with OCD?

Here at Whitaker Hypnotherapy, we focus on the underlying anxiety connected with OCD.

When this is addressed and reduced, the symptoms of OCD can begin to fall away on their own.

OCD is much more common than many people realise.

If you are unsure whether we can help you, book a free initial consultation at

On this, we will discuss your condition and discuss any concerns you may have.

Are sessions online or in-person?

Both are available - please book an initial consultation to discuss.​

If you would like to discuss further, please book a free initial consultation by clicking on the following link -

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