Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterised by, as its name suggests, obsessions and compulsions. It should, however, be noted that official psychiatric diagnosis differentiates if from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), which regardless of its name is not characterised by actual obsessions and compulsions. OCD is anxiety based condition, which can be successfully attended to in psychotherapy or counselling. When faced with OCD in a therapy room, the condition itself is not hard to diagnose and differentiate from other conditions, however, people presenting with OCD will sometimes tend to hide their symptoms from the therapist due to the sense of shame.
Tag: Transactional Analysis
For anyone interested in group therapy, there will be a new Group Therapy North London starting in March 2017. The group will be run as transactional analysis (TA) process therapy group. Focus of Group Therapy North London The group is suitable for anyone interested in personal development or therapy in general or specifically in transactional analysis psychotherapy […]
Mark Widdowson, my transactional analysis psychotherapy colleague and one of most renowned European psychotherapy and counselling experts on depression, joined me (Ales Zivkovic) for an eye-opening discussion on this important and often not enough talked about topic.
Transactional analysis (TA) is a form of psychotherapy in which determination of client’s current or past ego states is defined by analysing transactions. These can take place either between the client and the therapist, between members of therapy group, between a couple (if in relationship therapy) or any other past event.
Group therapy is a type of performing psychotherapy using group setting and group structure to replicate real-life interactions and social setting.
Its purpose is to base group dynamics as the base for attaining change in therapy and personal growth of group members. The psychotherapist will act as the leader and will facilitate the group in the way that interactions between members are ground for their change.