Hoarding Disorder Treatment in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Are you searching for Hoarding Disorder treatment in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire? Using an integrative approach we are able to work with clients’ with Hoarding Disorder to provide the right service for you.

Hoarding Disorder is often first recognised by family members and/or concerned others. Some clients do recognise that there is a difficulty but are both reluctant to ask for help and further, do not know where to turn for the right advice. There are often feelings of shame and fear. These feelings are normal and when the person recognises that they can get treatment without judgement and at their own pace, they begin to see that it is possible to declutter their home.

Hoarding Disorder has been included in the DSM V as a mental health disorder. DSM-5 characterizes Hoarding Disorder as “persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.” Sound familiar? Those afflicted insist on “a perceived need to save the items” and experience “distress associated with discarding them.” The result is an “accumulation of possessions that congest and clutter active living areas and substantially compromise their intended use.”

Hoarding Disorder treatment requires a skilled approach to both psychological treatment and decluttering. If you live in the areas we cover, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, we have the combined skills as a team to work with you to achieve a home and living environment that works for you.

As one client explained “It took me years to get into this pickle, I’m not going to solve it overnight”. We recognise that it is important to work with you as the client to decide how to move forward. Best practice recognises that forced or quick clearances will only regenerate the hoard in a short period of time. Therefore, it is important that the plan below is only a suggested framework.

A planned program of 6 – 12 months using a combination of psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy will enable the person with the hoarding disorder to work at their own pace and to take necessary breaks to restablise throughout the decluttering process.

Hoarding Disorder does manifest for differing reasons with each client and it is important for us and the client to understand what triggers to acquire, what are the reasons for not wanting to let items go and what is it about acquiring and retaining that feels safe.

If you live in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire and you or your family member would like more information on Hoarding Disorder or would like to book an appointment for us to visit you or an initial appointment an one of our locations in Buckinghamshire then please either complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours or telephone on 01296 749013