We conduct an assessment before beginning any form of therapy with our clients. Whether it be an intensive program or weekly sessions, all clients must undergo an assessment first. This is different from the free initial consultation.
The assessment is charged at £125.00 and lasts approximately 60 minutes. The purpose of the assessment is to understand better how OCD is affecting your life and the sub types you are experiencing. We will also provide you with some short-term tools to take away with you until you join us in a therapeutic program.
Yes absolutely. In most cases, however, we only recommend that family members attend the first two days of the intensive course. It is nearly always beneficial to work with clients on a one-to-one basis to build their confidence about their symptoms. In the one-to-one intensive program, clients can bring another person for free. There is a supplementary charge of £50 per day for all group courses, with a maximum of one additional person per full paying client attending the course. Again, we recommend that other family members only attend the first two days of the treatment program.
The one-to-one intensive program starts at 09.00 and finishes at 14.00 daily, although this can be flexible. The intensive group program begins at 10.00 and ends around 15.00. We also ask clients to continue working on their OCD outside of sessions through interactive homework and reading material. For this reason, you can expect to be involved in the therapeutic program for around 6 hours in total per day, regardless of the intensive treatment program you choose.
Sometimes, it might feel that you are struggling so much that you are past help. We assure you that this is rarely the case, regardless of the severity of your symptoms. Why? Part of the chronic nature of obsessive and compulsive symptoms means that the condition can become overwhelming and, at times, very severe. However, this does not mean that you are necessarily that far away from recovery once you understand OCD more fully.
We have a version of our five-day intensive program that has been specifically adapted for children, making the program fun, exciting, and engaging for people of young ages. As a result, we have worked with many children who have been highly receptive to our treatment program, with our youngest clients being five years old.
Yes, we would like to ensure that you would benefit from our services as much as possible, and the assessment provides a space for us to find out much more about your OCD sub-types, any additional symptoms, and other types of treatment that you may have tried in the past. We can also recommend the option that we feel would suit your needs.
If you would like to find out more or book an assessment, please contact our team to book your assessment.
We have a wide array of payment options to make paying as easy and stress-free as possible. The different options include direct bank transfer, payment over the phone, and Paypal and Stripe. We require a deposit to confirm intensive dates for the one-to-one and group options, with the remainder due 14 days before the commencement of therapy. For all weekly sessions, we need payments on a session-by-session basis
Although OCD can be extremely debilitating, most aspects that makeup OCD are not exclusive to the condition. Generally, nearly all people experience intrusive thoughts, feel anxious from time to time, and have compulsive elements in their behaviour. However, for those with OCD, these experiences have become dysfunctional, leading to an increase in thoughts, the volume of thoughts, and an inability to resist performing compulsive behaviours to reduce anxiety symptoms temporarily. There are simple, concise, and practical ways that we can teach you to calm down such responses, reducing your anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and compulsive behaviours and therefore breaking the cycle of OCD. Feel free to visit our client testimonials page to read about some of our client’s success stories.
All deposits paid for intensive bookings are non-refundable. However, intensive therapy options can be rescheduled, providing 21 days’ notice before the commencement of the start date.
Yes absolutely. All clients who attend the intensive course receive complimentary follow-up sessions; however, if you feel that you would like further support at the end of those sessions, we can book you for additional sessions.
Yes, all carers can access their carer sessions with our therapists, which can be booked by calling us. We can also provide premium reading materials and a family, friend, and carers program explicitly created to advise carers on how best to support clients after attending one of our intensive programs.
To keep the therapeutic quality high, we limit group numbers to 8 people per group, with multiple therapists in attendance to ensure that you receive the correct amount of support during your therapy with us.
For others, conducting our therapeutic program in your own home may suit your logistical needs better than traveling to us here in the South West, in which case we can arrange a therapist to travel to you. This may also feel more appropriate if the client’s symptoms originate around the home environment or if some particular triggers or compulsions are in a specific geographical location. These could include daily routines around the home, school, workplace and avoiding specific places due to an unwanted experience or association.
It may also feel essential that certain family members are involved in the therapeutic process, especially if you think that family collusion may exacerbate your current symptoms. But, again, this can be discussed during your assessment with one of our team.
For our therapeutic programs to be successful, we need client cooperation. If you attend every day, listen and put effort into your recovery, we are confident that you will begin taking meaningful steps towards successfully managing your OCD. We aim to be as transparent as possible with this aspect of the therapy, as we feel that if you pay the course fees and attend, we want you to get the most out of any therapeutic experience you have with us.
If you do not feel invested in the process of your recovery yet or feel that you may have been persuaded to attend the course, then we suggest that you wait until the time is right for you. We know that you can take those first steps to recovery today, but equally, you have to be ready to let us be part of your journey. However, it is also important to note that often, there may never feel like a suitable time. For many, there is certainly that feeling of taking a ‘leap of faith’ before embarking on such a therapeutic process. If this is how you feel, we would like to reassure you that this is not unusual.
We want to reassure you that regardless of the therapeutic option you choose, we are confident that if you have OCD, you are likely to benefit from using our services. To ensure that you select the most appropriate option, we will conduct an assessment to help you decide which would be the best way to move forward. Please visit our client testimonials page if you would like to read some previous clients’ stories to help you make a more informed decision.
Intensive therapy comprises a condensed number of sessions conducted over a short period. Non-intensive therapy is a more standardized form of therapy considered more traditional, taking place over several weeks or months. We would be happy to discuss treatment proposals with you and how many sessions we believe you may need if you choose the weekly option.
To book non-intensive sessions with one of our therapists, please contact our team on 0333 090 1376, fill in our form on the contact us page of the website, or email us directly at email@example.com.
To book a place or arrange a holding deposit for one of our intensive courses, please contact the team on 0333 090 1376. Alternatively, please fill in our form on the contact page of our website, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although we recommend not working or studying during your time with us, we understand that this isn’t always a possibility. Therefore, this is not a problem. However, we would like to respectfully ask that you reflect on your ability to balance the intensive program, including daily homework, and how that may fit your work schedule. Many clients balance both successfully, but we ask that you prioritize your work with us this week if you are to get the most out of your intensive treatment program with us.
If you are on medication, this does not affect your ability to attend your course. However, we recommend that you take the necessary steps to remember to bring any daily medicines with you. Please contact the required health professional if you think of reducing or stopping your medication before attending our course.
For clients who are worried that medication may impact their ability to utilize the course to its full potential, we would like to reassure you that we have worked with many people successfully while both on and off medication. Occasionally a client may want to begin reducing their medication after attending one of our courses. Still, we reiterate that this should not be done without seeking the proper medical advice from a trained professional.
It is not uncommon for OCD to manifest due to trauma. Many of our clients attend the course and learn to manage their OCD and trauma simultaneously successfully. However, if you have concerns, please get in touch with one of our team. Alternatively, we can discuss your specific symptoms of trauma during an assessment. Trauma is unique to the individual and can often be complex, so trauma symptoms need to be discussed during your assessment with us.
Yes. All matters discussed during your intensive treatment program are confidential and will remain strictly between you and your allocated therapist. Furthermore, all notes are kept in a digital format with encrypted software created explicitly for Psychological practices to ensure the utmost privacy. We handle all data strictly according to the General Data Protection Regulation (2018).
Although there are no guarantees for therapy, we believe that if you actively partake in our intensive programs or weekly sessions, you can expect to achieve a sense of empowerment and freedom from OCD during your time with us. As stated above, we cannot emphasize the importance of clients engaging with the program. In our experience when working with OCD, this appears to be one of, if not the most critical factor when it comes to successful results. We know the condition inside out, and many clients who work hard, apply themselves and continue to actively work at their relapse prevention program go on to live a life free from the constraints of OCD.
There is no cancellation fee for sessions canceled for individual sessions, on Skype, and in-person, with more than seven days’ notice. However, if less than seven days’ notice is given, 50% of the fee is chargeable, and cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at 100%.
If you would like to book an assessment or book your place for one of our intensive programs, please call us on 0333 090 1376, fill in our form on the ‘contact us page of our website, or email us at email@example.com.