Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

Counselling & psychotherapy

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Obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, that are time-consuming and usually cause significant problems in his daily life.

Symptoms

An obsession is a recurrent and persistent thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feelings of anxiety and distress.

A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour (e.g., hand washing, checking things) or mental act (e.g., counting, repeating words silently) that you feel you need to perform to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.

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Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences Clinic we are offering end-to-end services for all the different levels of care that a patient requires. The diagnostic process will usually involve two consultations, one with a mental health care specialist (psychologist or psychiatrist), who will ask you about your symptoms, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, followed by a series of individualised neuropsychological assessments performed by a neuropsychologist. A physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging scans are sometimes necessary in order to rule out other physical problems that could cause your symptoms.

In cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will do everything humanly possible to treat symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, involving as many specialists as required, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

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Risk Assessment & Prevention

Risk assessments, prevention strategies and tools are used as it is far more efficient to prevent a disease from developing rather than try to treat it once it has progressed. However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will ensure to its upmost ability in treating the symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

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Treatment

There are two types of treatments that can help you reduce the impact that this condition has in your life. Psychological therapy, usually a special type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that can help you face your fears and thoughts, or medication.

At Dementech we believe that a combination of both approaches can be the most effective. Our comprehensive therapy model is tailored to each individual and addresses the biological, emotional, social and psychological contributors to the condition and importantly, are all treated concurrently – thus offering the greatest chance of longer-term success. At Dementech we provide the best exclusive treatment for OCD in a comfortable and private setting.

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Dr Julie Scheiner
Consultant Psychotherapist

The therapy that Julie provides is integrative meaning that tailors your therapy to what you present. Julie's philosophy is "for when you can't see the wood for the trees" and she strives to help people focus on their own needs.

David Polak
Consultant Psychotherapist

David Polak has been practising as a psychotherapist for over ten years and has worked in a variety of health care settings, in both the public and private sectors.

Iana Trichkova

Iana is a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who practices an integration of several theoretical approaches: Person Centred, Humanistic, Phenomenological, Existential, Psychodynamic /Psychoanalytic, Postmodern.

Silvia Gerea

Silvia Gerea is a Consultant Psychotherapist and Psychologist.

Dr Soumit Singhai
Geriatric and general internal medicine

Dr Singhai has been a Consultant Physician/Geriatrician since 2009, initially at the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in London and then from 2016 he has been at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire.

Mr. Stelios Kiosses
Lead Psychological Services

Stelios Kiosses is a consultant psychotherapist who studied psychodynamic counselling & clinical Supervision at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Areti Pavlidou
Lead Psychiatric Services

Dr Areti Pavlidou, Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Adult & Liaison Psychiatry; Lead Consultant for inpatient & community mental health services at NHS.

Dr. K. Diamantopoulos
Lead Psychiatrist

Dr Konstantinos Diamantopoulos is a Consultant Psychiatrist. His clinical interests are in the field of mood and anxiety disorders and he has a passion for investigating new emerging approaches for these conditions.