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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 individuals experiencing two distinct categories of symptoms: ‘obsessions’ and/or ‘compulsions’. Obsessions refer to persistent intrusive thoughts or urges, and compulsions are characterised by repetitive physical or mental acts that individuals 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 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 requirements, as part of a personalised package of care. In addition, all of the treatment provided at North London adheres to robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

Treatment programmes

Depending on the severity of your OCD and related disorders, as well as your unique symptoms and requirements, 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

Therapy format

The therapy that is 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)
  • Compassion focused approaches
  • Exposure and behavioural experiments

OCD treatment at North London also includes:

  • Regular monitoring of progress, which is used to audit outcomes
  • Complementary psychological groups from the general mental health treatment programme
  • 24-hour nursing support and access to a ward doctor
  • On-site OCD self-help groups

You can read more about our different treatment options on our approach to mental health treatment page.

Treatment led by a renowned OCD expert

North London’s renowned OCD service is led by international expert, Professor David Veale, who has published numerous academic papers and self-help materials on OCD and BDD. His accolades and achievements include:

  • Member of the NICE working group that produced guidelines on treating OCD and BDD
  • Chair of the NICE Evidence Updates in 2013
  • Member of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advisory group on the revised classification (ICD-11) of obsessive compulsive and related disorders
  • Consultant psychiatrist in CBT at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • Visiting reader at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences at King’s College London (KCL)

Professor Veale also regularly provides workshops and teaching in OCD and BDD for mental health specialists.

For further information on our OCD and related disorders offering, please download our guide to OCD treatment.

NHS inpatient OCD services at Priory Hospital North London
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