Author(s): Elizabeth Forrester
OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a common and difficult condition characterised by intrusive and uneasy thoughts which produce worry and the compulsive desire to carry out repetitive behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety. OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can really impact upon our mental health and ability to enjoy life. Recovery from OCD is possible, however. By picking this book up you've taken the first stride. Now, using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for defeating obsessive thoughts - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert author with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your OCD, take practical steps to eliminate obsessive and anxious thoughts and progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse.
Dr Elizabeth Forrester is an independent Consultant Clinical Psychologist. As a research therapist in a post post funded by the Wellcome Trust at the University of Oxford, she worked for several years with Professor Paul Salkovskis before taking up the post of Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma (South London & Maudsley NHS Trust) where she specialised in the treatment of OCD and related difficulties. In addition to her regular clinical work, supervision and teaching engagements, Dr Forrester has made several contributions to national media including House of Obsessive-Compulsives on Channel 4 television, a Radio 4 Woman's Hour feature on hoarding and various publications.