Obsessive behaviour and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are perhaps more common than is usually thought. A behaviour can be described as obsessive if it repeats unnecessarily and intrudes on your everyday functioning. The obsessive routine can start to take up a disproportionately large amount of time and may develop into a form of addiction. It is often the case that you feel that something really bad may happen if you do not follow this routine. In some instances, a person may harm themselves as part of their routine. I take self-harm seriously while respecting the individual’s choices. At Vale Therapy I offer confidential and professional therapy sessions which can focus on:

Therapy for obsessive compulsive disorders
Therapy for self-harm/self-injury

If you would like to set up an initial session or just get some advice about therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, contact Vale Therapy today.


We often adopt a perspective that individuals involved in these patterns will be getting something out of the obsessive behavior; attempting to meet their needs in some way. It is important to recognise this and the benefit that the compulsive behaviour can bring. Therapy can help uncover these underlying motivations and identify the unmet emotional needs that are often behind compulsive or obsessive behaviours.

The kind of issues that surface during this exploration can be an attempt to avoid uncontrollable events (often prompted by previous experience such as sudden bereavement, or a traumatic incident); creating a routine that is a safety behaviour to reduce the impact of an uncertain world or dangerous people; numbing the pain of rejection or loss, or anything else that would otherwise be difficult to deal with. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)  can also be beneficial in understanding and addressing compulsive behaviour. So if this is of interest to you; please let me know when you enquire.


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