Helping OCD

Testimonial 2

The relief to know
it had a name

I had suffered with OCD for many years, having disturbing intrusive thoughts not knowing what was wrong with me. I found the courage to seek help and my doctor put me in touch with Judith.

I was very nervous at the first session which Judith put me at ease. She told me at the end of that very first session that I had been suffering with OCD, the relief to know it had a name for what I had and I wasn’t alone was huge.

Over the next few months I had several sessions with Judith with homework to complete in between sessions and with Judith’s expertise in this area I started to see real changes in my thoughts. I have dramatically improved and Judith has transformed my life. I know that l’ll never totally be free of this condition but with Judith’s support and strategies she has taught me, I’m much more able to cope when it does resurface. I am very grateful to Judith and all she has helped me with.

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BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Judith Houghton is a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and accredited continuously since 1997.

Member of BABCP Scotland Branch Committee

Judith has been a member of the BABCP Scottish branch since 2007. In that time she has been secretary from 2014 - 2017. She was Chairperson from 2017 to 2023. She is an active member of the committee and assists in organising training events for Continuous Professional Development in Scotland.

Experienced in a wide variety of settings

Judith has worked as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for the last 23 years in a wide variety of settings including two Eating Disorders Services, GP Medical Practice, psychiatric multi disciplinary team, counselling services, private practice and both private and NHS occupational health.

Private Practice

Judith specialised in Eating Disorders for a significant part of her early career, before switching focus to more generic work and has successfully grown her own private practice since 2006.

Judith Houghton, Therapist