Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment in London
Located in a secluded part of Southgate, North London, and set in several acres of private grounds, Priory Hospital North London is a specialist obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment centre, offering intensive treatment programmes for adolescents and adults with OCD and other related disorder such as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety, or a specific fear of vomiting (SPOV).
OCD is a mental health condition that results in people experiencing two categories of symptoms: ‘obsessions’ and/or ‘compulsions’. Obsessions refer to persistent intrusive thoughts or urges, and compulsions include repetitive physical or mental acts that people feel compelled to perform. These irrational thoughts and behaviours can seem impossible to control or stop, and can be extremely time consuming.
At North London, we understand that the symptoms of OCD can be confusing and distressing. Our OCD experts are able to work closely with you as part of a tailored treatment plan in order to address the source and triggers of your obsessions and/or compulsions, helping you to manage these and regain control of your life.
Flexible treatment for OCD in North London
We are able to deliver a range of established psychological interventions, to treat OCD, all of which are individually tailored according to your unique needs. In addition, all of the treatment provided at Priory North London Hospital adheres to robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
OCD treatment programmes
Depending on the severity of your OCD and related disorders, as well as your unique symptoms, there are a number of treatment programme options that you can benefit from at Priory Hospital North London. These consist of:
- Outpatient treatment programme
- Inpatient (residential) treatment programme
The therapy that’s offered as part of our OCD treatment programmes can be delivered in a number of different formats, including:
Types of therapy
We deliver evidence-based therapeutic techniques to treat OCD, including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
- Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
Evidence indicates that ERP is effective for OCD where other treatment approaches may not have been successful. Our expert consultant, who is affiliated with multiple universities, leads a team of highly skilled therapists to guide you through this effective intervention. Used alongside traditional approaches, this integrated and specialist treatment pathway is highly effective for the most complex cases.
OCD treatment at North London also includes:
- Regular monitoring of progress
- Complementary psychological groups from the general mental health treatment programme
You can read more about our different treatment options on our approach to mental health treatment page.
For further information on our OCD and related disorders offering, please download our guide to OCD treatment.pdf