Adult Mental Health

Hoarding Disorder Treatment

Around 1.2million people are affected by a hoarding disorder. We’re available to offer discrete, confidential, and effective support for those experiencing problems with hoarding.

What is Hoarding Disorder?

Hoarding is when the way a person acquires, collects and store things in a way that interferes with day to day life.

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We believe hoarding should be managed in a safe & sustainable way. It’s an approach that helps us work successfully with people suffering from hoarding disorder
Hoarding disorder is a term that refers to individuals that collect and acquire lots of items and find it exceedingly difficult to stop acquiring, to give away or throw out belongings regardless of their value or use. Most people will have personal items that they consider special and will want to save things because they could come in useful in the future.

The impacts of hoarding disorder

Hoarding can have an impact on all areas of an individual’s life and those close to them

Often those who hoard will have strong beliefs about needing to keep things and may be overly attached to their items, suggestions to give away or throw out items may cause severe anxiety and worry.

Depending on the severity of the situation Hoarding can impact the individual’s ability to move around their home, access areas and have people in their property. This can mean that relationships become challenging, they may be at an increased risk of isolation and feeling lonely, and difficulties in having repairs may mean that living conditions become untenable affecting their psychical health and quality of life.

Getting help for Hoarding

A person may or may not realise they have a hoarding condition

It is important to be gentle and non-judgmental with someone you suspect may have a problem. Often Hoarders feel intense shame and guilt because of their situation so it is wise to take time to understand that person and their situation in a supportive way. It may be that there are other contributing factors to their hoarding condition such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD and mobility or physical conditions. It is likely that these underlying factors will need to be explored with a professional so that they can address their hoarding condition safely and successfully.

Things To Remember

Challenging the stigma around hoarding conditions

How we can help

General symptoms, avoidance symptoms & hyper-arousal symptoms

We work with individuals and their family to assess and understand their hoarding disorder and how it affects their life, we will screen for other mental health conditions to make sure that we can fully assess their needs and formulate a plan that will usually involve therapeutic and outreach support. We do not advocate forced clearances because research shows it does not resolve the underlying problems and long term can make the condition worse, we instead focus on building trust and work in partnership with that individual to make sure that their hoarding can be resolved in a safe and sustainable way.

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What To Do If you think you might have a Hoarding Disorder

Recognising that you have a problem and seeking help can be challenging, however it is the first step to improve your mental health and to start working on managing your condition. Safely exploring the causes of hoarding whilst setting achievable goals to improve your living environment is far more effective than simply being encouraged to tidy.

Often in these circumstances you may feel embarrassed or ashamed because of your condition. We believe in providing non judgemental support, working at your pace and through therapy address the underlying causes of hoarding. It may be that you have experienced loss, trauma or other difficult life events that have led to your current circumstances. Through building a collaborative relationship with your therapist they will help you to safely work through these issues.

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We believe hoarding should be managed in a safe & sustainable way. It’s an approach that helps us work successfully with people suffering from hoarding disorder

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Adult Mental Health Support Services

What Would You Like To Know?

We aim to see you within 48 hours for the initial appointment. This will help us to understand your needs and allocate the right therapist for you.
Many people see their therapist weekly but equally we have many people that require more intensive support, and we accommodate the needs of each individual.
The initial appointment is approximately 2 hours, and the cost is between £200 and £250 depending on who you book with. After this, the cost per session ranges from £75 to £125.
We offer a high level of confidentiality and will not contact others without your consent. The exceptions to this are if you are at imminent risk to yourself or another person. We will go through this with you in more detail but please be reassured that our aim is to keep your confidence.

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