Our compassionate and professional clinicians can provide a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment plan for OCD

What is OCD?

OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is a common mental health condition whereby an individual can have recurring obsessions, compulsions or both. It often has a significant impact on peoples lives and can be very distressing to the individual living with the condition.

What are the
Symptoms of OCD?


  • Unpleasant / unwanted thoughts
  • Unpleasant / unwanted Images
  • Distressing images / sensations
  • Fears about contamination with dirt, germs, viruses
  • Worries about leaving doors unlocked, lights on, kitchen hob on, causing harm to someone
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Fear of making mistakes
  • A need for exactness


  • Thoughts that you feel the need to repeat actions that you feel the need to repeat

How can we treat OCD?

There are various different ways of treating OCD, and these will be discussed with you at your appointment with one of our friendly clinicians.

Generally speaking these can be divided into Non-Medication and Medication Treatments.

Non medication treatments often involve psychological therapies such as CBT which helps you face your fears and obsessive thoughts without “putting them right” through compulsions.

There are also a number of different medications that can be prescribed for OCD that will be discussed at your appointment with your clinician.

It is often the case that people respond differently to medications, and therefore at Harley Street Mental Health our clinicians like to discuss individualised treatment plans and come to a shared decision on which treatment plan would be most appropriate.

What we can't Treat

Please note that due to the nature of our service, unfortunately we are unable to see any psychiatric emergencies, or individuals with any suicidal ideations. We would advise anyone to take the following steps.
1.If you are under the care of a community mental health team, please get in touch with them or their crisis helpline.
2.Phone the Samaritans, who operate an always open service where you can talk to someone in confidence. They can be contacted on 116 123.
3.Contact the NHS on 111.
4.Request an emergency appointment with your GP.
5.Phone 999 or visit your local A&E if there is a life threatening mental health emergency.

What is the process for OCD Assessments

At Harley Street Mental Health we pride ourselves on listening to our service users experiences and creating treatment plans base on their needs.

Our Initial Psychiatric Assessments are conducted by one of our expert clinicians and last around 1 hour.

After this assessment you will be provided with a report outlining the assessment, any diagnosis if this has been made and a proposed treatment plan including recommended follow up.

Unlike most services, we aim to get our reports sent out within 48 hours.
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