Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related problem that affects people regardless of gender and social or cultural background. Sufferers often go undiagnosed for many years, partially because of a lack of understanding of the condition, and partially because of the intense feelings of embarrassment, guilt and sometimes even shame associated with what is often called the 'secret illness'.
Obsessions and Compulsions are different - obsessions are felt and the compulsions are acted out. Obsessive thoughts can be intrusive and the sufferer can't stop thinking about them (for example a love obsession). It may feel as though the brain has been invaded by thoughts with no means to stop them.
All of us at some point in our lives have experienced the occasional obsessional thought, however when it reaches the stage that these thoughts completely take over our lives and affect our everyday functioning it becomes a
Compulsions offer the sufferer an immediate benefit – for
Overcoming OCD is possible. OCD and
I had spent most of my life with OCD and was always to scared and embarrassed to go get help. I felt if I told doctor's I'd just be put on medication and didn't want to fill my body with pills, so I just tried to deal with it in my own way and thought I'd have it for the rest of my life. Until I came across Liz, who helped me change my life, not only with my OCD but also making me more confident, helping me with social anxiety which I didn't realise was that bad until we started talking and also was there to help me with my weight issues.
Liz is an amazing person who actually cares about what you have to say and she knows her stuff. You don't need medication and don't have to live with OCD forever. You just need to realise its all about your thinking, which with help from Liz can easily be changed.
One of the best decisions I've made in my 28years was walking into your office and having a chat. I'm so much happier and confident my OCD will never come back.Thank you so much Liz, you are amazing!
It is perfectly natural that you may have questions about the treatments I offer. Come in for a chat - it's a free consultation and we can discuss your options. You are under no obligation to proceed! So call me on 0409 254 500 and book your session.