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"One to One CBT support at Inclusion Thurrock"

About: Inclusion Thurrock (IAPT)

(as a service user),

I self referred into Inclusion Thurrock on recommendation from my GP. It was the best decisions. I was offered group webinar and assessment first then allocated a therapist, Josie for one to one CBT. Josie was warm and welcoming. I felt no pressure and she listened to me. Josie was able to make me see clearly where my anxieties and emotional mood was coming from and gave me useful techniques to combat these such as visualization tools and 'homework' sheets. I completed mood questionnaires before every session and gradually my scores become lower until I was in the 'normal' range. Without Josie's support my emotional mood would still be low and my anxiety high. Myself and my family cannot thank her enough for the support she gave me. I recommend giving it a go, it is not easy but it is easier with good support.

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Response from Mark Frost, Clinical Lead, Inclusion Thurrock IAPT 3 months ago
Mark Frost
Clinical Lead,
Inclusion Thurrock IAPT

Manage the team of therapists, and do some therapy myself.

Submitted on 04/08/2021 at 09:47
Published on Care Opinion at 09:47

Dear Aries1980,

Thank you for sharing your story with us; it is always so great to hear how people have used our service and it sounds like you've really made good use of the work you have done in therapy!

I love how you've easily explained the process of therapy - that it's a journey from contacting us, using the online webinars, engaging in the therapy and using the skills that you're working so hard to learn. Success stories like this are why we do the jobs we do!

I am sure Josie will be thrilled to see this, and would also be the first to say that your success in therapy is down to your willingness to make the changes you needed to make. We just helped you along the way!

We wish you (and your family) the very best for the future,

Best wishes,


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