The UK's Leading OCD
Voluntary Support Group!

UK Registered Charity


A pioneering OCD Support Group, the first of its kind in the UK.

Professionally led by a fully qualified, accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

Receiving enquiries and helping many beneficiaries from Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia as well as outer Counties and Overseas.

Providing empathy, support, psychoeducation, self-help training and skills by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.

The most well attended OCD Voluntary Support Group in the UK.

Our friendly Volunteers are available to welcome people with OCD, carers and family members.

Recovery from OCD is possible!

Norwich and Norfolk OCD Voluntary Support Group by Geraldine Scott, Founder

I established the Norwich and Norfolk Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group in Norwich, Norfolk in 2004. During this time I have met many people with OCD, their relatives, carers and several mental health professionals who specialise in this area.
OCD can be difficult to quantify, it can depend upon how long someone has had this anxiety disorder for and, the amount of time OCD is absorbing their life. OCD can be made up of anything but there are usually five types of categories and quite often it consists of a primary and secondary group. You can see more about these categories demonstrated on the What is OCD? page.

As founder of the Norwich and Norfolk OCD Voluntary Support Group and being a fully qualified, professional, accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor specialising in OCD, in my opinion, OCD is complex and can very often be misunderstood, misjudged and it’s seriousness under-estimated. The client can be plagued with irrational, intrusive thoughts and unwanted behaviour every waking hour of the day, so much so that the ‘irrational thoughts’ get confused with their ‘useful and constructive thoughts’ and causes inner conflict. It is multi-faceted, multi-layered and I would also describe it as an accumulation of numerous phobias of varying sizes.

I therefore felt it was essential to have a specialised group in the Norwich and Norfolk area to help people to understand, gain knowledge, support and when and where applicable, tackle their OCD by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). For more details on CBT, please visit the www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy link.

The group we run is professionally led; open, friendly, discreet and good humour is also shared amongst our members. Our meetings are held in central Norwich, on the first Tuesday evening of the month and are always positive, practical and constructive. Our group discussions are very informative and quite frequently new discoveries relating to OCD are made. Our key focus is empathy, support and psychoeducation, we are the first OCD Voluntary Support Group in the UK to become a Registered Charity and also offer a tiered structure developed by myself to challenge this anxiety disorder. Please see Our Approach page.

New members are required to telephone before attending their first meeting at least two days prior to the support group, this will allow us to accommodate everyone and welcome you. To find out more about these meetings please go to the Support Group page.

Meet us, join us and gain support.

Geraldine Scott
Dip Hyp, Psy NCS, UK Registered


OCD Support in Norwich and Norfolk

We are here to help...

The Purpose of our Charity

The purpose of our Charity is to provide empathy, support, psychoeducation, self-help training and skills to people that have OCD, anxiety and depression. We also welcome carers, family members and those who want to gain a better understanding of the debilitating anxiety disorder of OCD. The Group offers support in a non-judgmental confidential environment and an opportunity to share/communicate knowledge and experiences. This is done by way of open communication, discussion and debate.

Our evening support groups are very positive, practical and upbeat in their approach to overcoming the difficulties of OCD. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness is discussed between members that have been practising this therapy collectively for a number of years. Some of our group’s members are proactive with CBT and continually strive to make improvements in their condition by studying and examining this theory, practising CBT and on occasions, the mentoring of this process. We are the first OCD Voluntary Support Group in the UK to become a Registered Charity.


Mobile: 07432 655579

You can contact us by sending a text message to the above mobile number.
(This mobile number will NOT take voice messages)



Telephone: 01603 619246

(Messages can be left on the landline)





UK Charity Registration Number: 1176907

  • Chair    : Julie Andrews
  • Trustee : Linda Brown
  • Trustee : Linda Harvey
  • Trustee : Georgia Ollett
  • Trustee : Geraldine Scott
  • Trustee : Prue Woods

  • Executive Advisor : Nesta Reeve
  • BABCP Supervisor : Russell Wharton