I accepted the necessity of finding a remote specialist and this morning found one based in Edinburgh of all places (where I’ve previously lived for 6 years), whom I called up to schedule a free consultation call.
Her website was very promising since she mostly spoke about OCD, complex trauma and PTSD. On the call she mentioned all the right things including ERP! And came across as very clear-headed, intelligent and just a normal person. I feel like I will have good rapport. She also seems way more organised than the people I’ve spoken to before; reassuring. I’ve scheduled a first session for next Tuesday, and in the meantime she’s emailing a form to get some more details from me.