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So sorry to hear about the struggles. I’m happy to support and guide you. You are describing a ton of behaviors that are red flags for OCD more than anxiety. I know money is tight, but you could always try and just get an assessment through NOCD. They do assessments virtually and in the UK. I’m not sure of the cost. you can go to http://www.treatmyocd.com to inquire.
Just from what you describe it sounds like some red flags for possibly these type of OCD themes:
Moral OCD (worrying about being a bad person)
Here is a podcast on that: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/kids-with-moral-ocd/
Here is a youtube video for kids on that: https://youtu.be/ghvLO8gcMm8
Also, you mention the need to pee constantly. It is always good to rule out medical origins, but it can also be a red flag for sensorimotor OCD:
Overwiping is also common with OCD:
You could watch these videos and see what she says about them. See if they speak to her and her issues. I would think taking the OCD course would be a better option from all you shared. The approaches for anxiety are different than the approaches for OCD. You can tell Ayla that I said it is okay to switch your free course if you want to do that.
I’m happy to pick up this conversation after you watch the resources I linked and we can talk about next steps.