I specialise in helping clients to recover from anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
I will personalise your counselling to you, which means that we can focus on your symptoms, struggles and goals. Personalising your counselling means that you’re more likely to achieve permanent recovery.
I don’t believe that we can solely work on your eating disorder; eating disorders are too complex and are too interwoven with the rest of our lives. I take a holistic approach which means that we can work not only work on your eating disorder, but also address the original causes. There are four main focuses during counselling: stabilisation, the eating disorder, trauma and the rather large field of ‘other problems’. These four focuses are explained in more detail below.
It is a sad fact that experiencing a trauma is one of the most common triggers for developing an eating disorder. I have undertaken training to enable me to help you recover from both your eating disorder and the trauma which triggered it.
Eating disorders are, primarily, a way of helping us to cope with intense and overwhelming life struggles. Because of this, it is vital that we start counselling by introducing new ways of coping with intense emotions and stressful situations. This allows you to feel more relaxed and makes addressing your eating disorder easier.
We will work together to address the specific symptoms of your eating disorder. Whether this is to help you eat a wider range of foods, eat healthy portion sizes, stop binging or purging, I will support you to achieve your goals and reclaim your life.
Trauma is one of the most common reasons that people develop an eating disorder. I believe that trauma needs to be resolved if you’re going to achieve permanent recovery. Together, we will work to resolve your trauma in a safe, compassionate and understanding way.
Eating disorders do not exist on their own. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-worth and perfectionism are all very common in people who have an eating disorder. We will resolve these problems so that you can end therapy living a happier, more confident life.
I see clients at my office in central Bridgwater. The office is in a quiet location with plenty of parking close by. There are also several coffee shops within a couple of minutes walk, perfect for if someone else is bringing you to your appointment.
In addition to providing face-to-face counselling, I also offer online sessions for clients across the UK via Zoom.
Counselling sessions normally last 60 minutes and usually take place weekly.
My fee is £60 per week, which includes the appointment and any additional work that needs to be undertaken, such as writing letters, reports and liaising with other professionals. I also offer some support to clients between sessions, this is included in the weekly fee. Payment is via bank transfer.