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What are the benefits of Therapy?

Therapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with a whole host of issues. It can help with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder. Or it can help with an upsetting physical health condition such as infertility, a difficult life event such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It can also be used to tackle difficult emotions such as low self-esteem, anger or sexual identity issues. Therapists also offer couples therapy. Therapists can also help with anxiety issues deriving from the coronavirus.

How do I find the right Therapist?

You need to devote some time to finding the right therapist as the connection you have with your therapist is essential. You need someone who you can trust, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery. Therapy will not be effective unless you have this bond, so take some time in the beginning to find the right person.

It is worth talking to a few potential therapists and asking questions. Therapists also have special areas of focus, such as depression or eating disorders. For some issues, such as trauma or PTSD, seeing a specialist is absolutely essential.

How many sessions of Therapy will I need?

Everyone’s treatment is different. How long your therapy lasts depends on many factors.

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your trusted Bark therapist.

How much do Therapists cost?

This will vary according to the level of experience and training that the therapist holds.

This will depend on where you live, what level of training your therapist has and what they specialise in (whether they are a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist) and also how many years of working experience they have.

Your professional therapist will be able to advise you on the full range of therapies available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a trusted therapist today.

What should I look for in a Therapist?

Each route has its own leading body. For counselling it is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), for psychotherapy, it is the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), for CBT it is the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and for clinical or counselling psychology it is the British Psychological Society (BPS). Each of these bodies accredits courses so make sure to choose an accredited therapist.

Professional counsellor training takes three to five years and can be a diploma or degree level. Qualification requires a minimum number of client hours acquired through a work placement.

You may also want to ask for testimonials of their recent work. You could also look at their profile page on Bark and Bark can show you reviews from past customers who have used their therapy.
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John Eady - Counselling and Hypnotherapy

Essex

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

In my experience most people come to therapy because they are experiencing pain. Not so much in the physical sense, more psychological and emotional pain. The pain can take many forms; the pain of dealing with anxiety or addiction, the pain of depression and repeating cycles of harmful behaviour patterns, the pain brought about by trauma or the pain of not being sure of one’s identity or how to successfully relate to others. Often the pain stems from years of low self esteem and my philosophy is that because pain is what often brings people to therapy, the creation of comfort should be the goal of therapy. To change from pain to comfort means finding ways of facing, naming and resolving that pain. I have trained in counselling, psychotherapy, NLP and hypnotherapy and I will use combinations of these to help clients find and tap into their own often unconscious resources. With help and support clients can often find their own creative solutions to the pain which brings them to therapy in the first place. Therapy then becomes a dynamic, creative process where outcomes are more important than sticking rigidly to just one therapeutic approach. The different therapies usually on offer can feel confusing to those seeking therapy and yet many studies have shown that the most crucial ingredient in the effectiveness of any therapy is not so much the type of therapy being used but the relationship between therapist and client. To that end my priority is always to try and create an environment where the client feels valued, listened to, comfortable and never judged. Building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship with confidentiality and trust at its core is a key element of my practice. My background is in counselling having trained in adolescent counselling back in 1991 at Cambridge School of Education. Until 2016 I used this training to support students within schools who were experiencing a range of problems including anger issues, bereavement, trauma, behaviour problems, OCD and anxiety and depression. I would also work with other professionals to support students. In 2007 I qualified as a hypnotherapist and have been on the General Hypnotherapy Register since then. Over the last 10-12 years I started to combine hypnotherapy and counselling in work I did with adults but this always took second place to my full-time work within education. When I did work with older clients I found that sometimes counselling on its own was not always effective in helping clients move forward and make the changes they desired. I started to change the way I worked and I trained in other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT). Instead of trying to fit clients into a set pattern or type of therapy I started to tailor a therapeutic approach using different methods to best meet the needs of the clients. Since retiring from full-time work in education I have been working on bringing all this together so that I could offer clients a different experience of therapy. I do some voluntary work using my counselling skills but my passion is working one to one with people over a period of time. I work from home in the village of Fingringhoe which is a short drive and about 3.5 miles from the centre of Colchester. I have a pleasant room in my house which is set up for therapy. My sons are grown up and live away from home so the house is quiet and confidentiality assured. I know that the relationship between client and therapist is the single most important element in effective therapy and it is vital that clients feel confidence in the therapist they choose. That is why I advise clients to book an initial session at just £30 and then reflect to see if they wish to continue. I then normally charge £40 for one hour. If a client wishes for intensive hypnotherapy I charge between £40-60 depending on the nature of the problem to be addressed. The range of issues that I have helped clients with over the years include the following: Anxiety and depression PTSD Eating disorders and weight management Childhood abuse Domestic abuse and sexual violence Bereavement Anger issues Relationships Fears and phobias Self -esteem issues Alcohol and substance abuse If you feel that my approach could help you please contact me by phone or e- mail. I also offer therapy via Skype for clients who find it difficult to meet face to face. I am on the General Hypnotherapy Register, have certificates in Counselling and a diploma in Hypnotherapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have an enhanced police check as I still do some work in educational settings.

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What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy meeting people and feel privileged to be invited into a client’s world for the purpose of helping them to improve some aspect of their lives. Working with a client creatively to find the key that will unlock change and improvement is such a rewarding experience. As a therapist I learn and grow with each person that I work with and I have learnt that to be effective, I have to try and see the world as my client does, without judgement. Therapy is a special type of helping relationship where there are no guarantees about outcomes but when it works there is no better feeling than seeing someone move on with their life and making changes that enhance some part of their existence.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I retired from full time work as in education in 2016 and since then have done volunteer work for a local charity where I use my counselling skills. I also help with a charity based in Suffolk that offers arts based courses to young adults with special needs and emotional problems. What I have missed however is one to one work with people helping them to make changes in their life. I recently moved house and have been able to turn one room into an ideal space for seeing individual clients. So, with time to devote to the area of work I have always valued and the space in which I can conduct this work, it felt like the right time to turn my passion into a small business where I will work with a small number of individual clients to help find creative ways forward from the problems that are holding them back in life.

Why should our clients choose you?

On a personal level I am told that I am easy to get on with and friendly. I am compassionate, calm and I have a good sense of humour. Professionally I understand the importance of confidentiality and being a reliable, non-judgemental therapist. I will use a range of therapies that many other therapists cannot offer and I will always tailor my approach to fit the needs of my clients. For me therapy is not something “done” to clients. It is a partnership and a creative journey. I stick with my clients and I understand that I need to earn their trust and confidence. I have a lot of experience, particularly in support of younger people, and I get a real sense of wonder when I see people creating a better life for themselves. Most people have more internal resources that they realise and I see my role as helping people to tap into that and to discover, with my help, ways of overcoming the obstacles that are holding them back. I have a wealth of experience helping people with nearly all of the issues that someone would seek therapy in the first place. You can come to see me with virtually any problem confident that I have the skills and experience to help you.

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This will vary according to the level of experience and training that the therapist holds.

This will depend on where you live, what level of training your therapist has and what they specialise in (whether they are a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist) and also how many years of working experience they have.

Your professional therapist will be able to advise you on the full range of therapies available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a trusted therapist today.

You need to devote some time to finding the right therapist as the connection you have with your therapist is essential. You need someone who you can trust, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery. Therapy will not be effective unless you have this bond, so take some time in the beginning to find the right person.

It is worth talking to a few potential therapists and asking questions. Therapists also have special areas of focus, such as depression or eating disorders. For some issues, such as trauma or PTSD, seeing a specialist is absolutely essential.

Everyone’s treatment is different. How long your therapy lasts depends on many factors.

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your trusted Bark therapist.

Professional counsellor training takes three to five years and can be a diploma or degree level. Qualification requires a minimum number of client hours acquired through a work placement.

You may also want to ask for testimonials of their recent work. You could also look at their profile page on Bark and Bark can show you reviews from past customers who have used their therapy.

Therapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with a whole host of issues. It can help with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder. Or it can help with an upsetting physical health condition such as infertility, a difficult life event such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It can also be used to tackle difficult emotions such as low self-esteem, anger or sexual identity issues. Therapists also offer couples therapy. Therapists can also help with anxiety issues deriving from the coronavirus.

Absolutely! Many therapists offer sessions over the phone or through an online video chat platform, so you can have a session from the comfort of your own home - all you need is a strong internet connection and you're good to go.

The average price of a Therapist is £45 per session

Region Great Value
(session)
Average
(session)
Premium
(session)
Nationwide
£35
£45
£70
East Midlands
£40
£50
£70
East of England
£35
£40
£50
London
£40
£49
£75
North East England
£35
£40
£55
North West England
£35
£40
£50
Scotland
£35
£50
£70
South East England
£38
£45
£75
South West England
£30
£45
£55
Wales
£35
£40
£55
West Midlands
£35
£45
£70
Yorkshire and the Humber
£35
£40
£50

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based on 94,853 reviews

The average rating for Bark Therapists is 4.94, based on 94,853 reviews.

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