“I love it when people, especially psychologists, publicise lies about us! Why? Because it means they feel threatened by us. When advocates of other ‘treatments’ lie about us publicly, what does that tell us? In all the years I have been helping people and tolerated constant attacks from people like this, I have never done anything to retaliate or sink to their level. I’ve had psychologist complain that we have cured their paying clients. I’ve had threats against my family by people within organisations that provide facilities for anxious people. Again, maybe they don’t like the thousands of testimonials and clear success of our programmes. It’s a sad world where people place their own financial security over the wellbeing of their patients and are prepared to publicly say almost anything to discredit us.” Charles
To clarify… HOCD is not a term we like, agree with or have ‘created’.
HOCD/ROCD/POCD/OCD etc. are all acronyms created by ‘urban dictionary’ in psychological practice and by sufferers and have not been created by us. We use these terms to identify the condition based on openly and commonly used terms and not because we agree or endorse their use.
According to a journalist… Prof Elizabeth Peel, chair of the BPS’s psychology of sexualities section said “The term ‘Homosexual OCD’ is simply conversion therapy under another guise and something we strongly condemn as damaging,” .
How can a commonly used name for a CONDITION be a ‘therapy’? This person clearly doesn’t understand the condition nor the definition of therapy… the statement itself makes no sense and the BPS should investigate because, honestly, not sure if this professor should be a professor.
The list of organisations that talk about HOCD on many hundreds of webpages are all practising ‘gay conversion therapy’? What utter nonsense… of course not!
HOCD is a recognised term used across mental health and anyone stating otherwise is LYING – Here are examples.
OCD UK charity website website: http://www.ocduk.org/hocd
OCD Centre Los Angeles on HOCD: http://ocdla.com/gay-ocd-hocd-test
OCD Action UK on HOCD: http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/search/node/hocd
US Institute of health on HOCD: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4347158/
As stated above, we treat anxiety disorders and the manifestations of those disorders. We do not practice any form of therapy outside of LAR which only addresses the emotion of fear and its inappropriate manifestations as an anxiety disorder. We do not agree with the practice referred to as Gay Conversion Therapy – We find the practice abhorrent and ridiculous.
We are members of BACP and AC and NCFE with good-standing
we have been in practice since 1997 and have helped 184,000 plus people with our home-learning programme alone. Millions through our online facilities.
Our psychologist Dr Catherine Steele is a member of the BPS.
We work with Treading Standards to make sure we DO NOT state inaccuracies or contravene advertsing laws.
What a journalist might say isn’t necessarily the correct ‘take’ especially when they make reports to governing bodies and then publicly state that we have been reported… Of course we have! By YOU! That’s akin to purposely crashing a car so you can make an insurance claim!
Journalists with little intelligence can manipulate facts to fit their own agenda and turn a massive positive, like the millions of people we have helped, into a circus to feed their own egos… journalism is known for it. This becomes particularly noticeable when a journalist has a HUGE and nasty chip on their shoulder. It’s so easy to post nonsense, bolstering it with ‘someone reported this organisation’ and ‘a spokes-person stated that’, when time has allowed them the luxury to create a false truth and egotistical and selfishly send it out into the world as ‘fact’… the truth always outs however, the claims and accusations are unjustified, childish, malicious and idiotic. But when these people are advocates of a competing organisation, what does that make them? To generate falsehoods in order to undermine us? That comes from a bad place in the human psyche.
Our organisation is amazing. Our staff is amazing.
Re Gok Wan, Jodie KIdd, Lady Nornington, Kate Ford, Linda Robson and references and other celebrity clients – ALL video around Charles’ participation have been filmed by Linden Tree Education and DO NOT belong to a third-party. Photographs of Charles with Gok Wan and other celebrities were taken by Linden Tree Education or have permission to be used by the originator.
ALL photographs and videos on our websites have either been filmed by us, are freely available on YouTube, have been taken by us or have permission to be used by the originator.
HOWEVER – Photographs and grabs of Linden Tree copyright protected photographs and other materials have been used without permission in journalistic articles.
Perhaps misguided journalists might like to take a look at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/culturally-speaking/201203/assessment-and-treatment-sexual-orientation-themed-ocd
OR read these books…
Williams, M. (2008). Homosexuality Anxiety: A Misunderstood Form of OCD. In L. V. Sebeki (ed), Leading-Edge Health Education Issues, Nova Publishers.
Williams, M. T., Crozier, M., Powers, M. B. (2011). Treatment of Sexual Orientation Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using Exposure and Ritual Prevention. Clinical Case Studies, 10, 53-66.