In episode 18 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Katie. Katie d’Ath trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London before working at The Priory Hospital North London delivering both individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy. She now works a private practice, from North and Central London. Katie also co-authored the book “Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies”
In the episode we covered lots of topics on both how to overcome OCD and how to live a great life. Katie talks about the importance of looking after yourself with self love, why you should behave yourself out of the problem and CBT. It was a pleasure to talk with Katie, she knows her stuff and is a caring, knowledgable therapist. Enjoy…
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Katie’s OCD story (3:00)
Intrusive thoughts as emotions, urges and sensations (6:00)
The importance of sleep, diet and exercise (11:50)
Why doing a daily review is great? (22:10)
When OCD is getting trickier it probably means you are beating it! (28:00)
How not to get irritated when you have OCD (29:00)
Is it better to get treatment sooner rather than later (33:30)
How to live your goals even if you are anxious and getting intrusive thoughts (38:20)
The biggest mistake people make when trying to overcome OCD (51:00)
Katie’s one piece of advice (57:30)
Katie’s advice to make your life amazing (58:30)
What Katie would write on a billboard (1:02:00)
Find out more about Katie:
Katie’s website: Katiedath.com
Katie on Twitter: @Katiedath
Katie on YouTube
Managing OCD with CBT for Dummies by Katie d’Ath and Rob Wilson (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)
To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team
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Thank you so much for this Podcast. It gave me some more encouragement with my progress or seemingly lack there of in therapy. It also made me feel less alone with feelings of anger and irritability. I think those are far worse than the anxiety. This site is so wonderful and it’s great to have a place where people really understand. Sometimes having OCD feels like being an alien ha, even in the world of mental illness, so thanks again.
Thanks Lauren for your kind words. I’m glad the podcast and site is helping you. I’m sure you’re making great progress. When you’re ready, I’d love to share your written story with the community!
Thanks for sharing this Stu, Love listening to her chat & have gotten a lot out of her Videos also!
My pleasure Scott!
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