I have been a member of OCD-UK for a number of years. It is a national charity for people affected by OCD, and is a very special organisation. It is run by people with personal experience of OCD. Their website is superb, and their conferences are informative, down-to-earth and really friendly. Ashley Fulwood, the Chief Exec, is a star.
Their national conference this year is in Glasgow; on Saturday 8 July 2017.
Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT
By Dr. Fiona Challacombe, Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield and Professor Paul M Salkovskis.
“My number one recommendation for an OCD self-help book.” – Ashley Fulwood, Chief executive of OCD-UK, August 2011.
This book offers an extensive and practical guide to overcoming OCD through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Centre for Specialist Psychological Treatments for Anxiety and Related Problems
This new NHS clinic near Bristol opened in early 2013. It offers specialist cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for OCD. The following information is copied from its website. You can find details about being referred, or making a referral, by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust has been working closely with the University of Bath for some time now to develop a unique new Assessment, Treatment, Training and Research Centre which will provide, on a regional and national basis, expert and highly specialist services for a range of psychological problems. We are pleased to say that this has now been agreed, and is now accepting NHS referrals.
This clinic will draw upon existing expertise in AWP and the extensive skills of the University of Bath Team, led by Professor Paul Salkovskis, formerly Clinical Director of the Maudsley Hospital Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma and other senior colleagues from the University who were formerly responsible for the delivery of high quality psychological treatment services. This nationally and internationally renowned group and their colleagues are able to deliver the highest quality psychological assessment and treatment services at the cutting edge of knowledge and understanding of the nature and treatment of a range of psychological problems and psychological aspects of physical health issues. Options for such treatments include the management and therapy of people with severe and complex problems, with carefully individualised “state of the art” NICE compliant protocols. A major feature of the clinic will be its ability to offer also bespoke programmes for those who have not benefitted from more usual approaches, requiring either more complex or intensive interventions (where treatment is concentrated into a few days). Staff at this new centre will include leaders and innovators in both clinical treatment and research and the delivery of such programmes in ways appropriate to people experiencing high levels of psychological distress.
We will welcome referrals of people experiencing a wide range of difficulties for assessment and assessment and treatment, including, but not confined to:
- People whose main problem is an anxiety disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Social phobia.
- People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders complicated by an Anxiety Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Psychological problems associated with physical ill health
- People experiencing psychosis or suspected psychosis