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The average price of Therapists in Essex is £42 per session

Compared to a national average of £45

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Laura Holder

I am a BABCP accredited therapist currently working within the NHS. My work involves supporting individuals from all backgrounds with a range of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. My postgraduate training has been at UCL and Kings College London, respectively. I am most passionate about making therapy a rewarding experience for all, therefore my approach is one of transparency, empathy and non-judgement.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love seeing people become their own therapists and skilled at solving their current difficulties. I feel privileged to be trusted and confided in by people from all backgrounds to support them in their journey towards recovery. Generally, I enjoy getting to know people - so this is another perk to the job.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I am wanting to offer my services outside of the organisation that I am in, and am aware that not everyone follows the traditional route of seeking support via a GP. Starting my own business means I am able to reach more people.

Why should our clients choose you?

For me, it is important that clients feel comfortable within sessions, so I value taking time to get to know you as a person. I do not conform to a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. and ensure that each therapy session is tailored to suit your needs. My style is one of warmth, compassion and non-judgement.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

I am only offering therapy remotely. This will be via Microsoft teams or Zoom depending on client preference. I have access to a confidential space and ask that clients do the same, in order to ease the flow of therapy sessions.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

I have shifted my work to remote/online. Through additional training, I have adapted the way I facilitate CBT online, to ensure that I am following a full course of treatment in line with BABCP and meeting NHS guidelines to protect clients from COVID-19.

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Therapist FAQs

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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.

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