Adult’s subjective experiences of obsessions and compulsions

My name is Orinayo Onabanjo and I am a trainee counselling psychologist at the University of Surrey. As part of my doctoral thesis, I am inviting adults currently experiencing or who have had an experience of obsessions and are a service user of either OCD Action, or Triumph Over Phobia UK (TOP UK), or attend an OCD support group. I would like to know about your experiences as an adult who experiences or has experienced obsessions and compulsions and what this feels like for you.

The aim of the project is to understand your experience of obsessions and compulsions in a holistic way by taking into account your whole life context and interpersonal relationships. This project will not be coming from the common diagnostic perspective of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This means the focus will not be on the obsessions and compulsions as symptoms of an OCD diagnosis, but as meaningful responses to your unique life experiences.

The aim is to explore your perspective on what your experience of obsessions and compulsions is like in the context of your wider environment and interpersonal relationships.

The research study will involve semi-structured interviews which allow for open ended exploration of your experience. The interview will last between 1 to 1.5 hours.

If you would like to participate in the study, please contact me on the following email: o.disun-odebode@surrey.ac.uk.

Thank you in advance

Orinayo Onabanjo

To learn more about this research project please read the attached Information Sheet. It details the purpose of the research as well as what participating will involve.