Client Stories

We’ve found that one of the best ways for you to learn about what we do…is from our clients themselves. Here you will find plenty of information about our client’s experiences of group therapy, the recovery journey and much more.

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Today is Eat What You Want Day – a rather fitting day for an eating disorders clinic, don’t you think? The theme for today is all about letting go of restriction and allowing yourself to “indulge” in whatever you fancy. Whilst this is obviously a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things yummy, two thoughts immediately come to mind: Why only today? …

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How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

By Ellie To summarise the tone of this post, I’ll just say that the title was going to be: Calling out the articles that I’m sick of reading. Cue the angry rant… As the person responsible for running the social media accounts for The Recover Clinic, I’m always looking for news articles that relate to our work with eating disorders, …

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Dear Body

Dear Body

Dear Body

One of our lovely clients writes a letter to her body… #SOproud Wow what a journey we have been on. As we move into this next chapter together I feel I owe you an apology. I am so sorry for the way I have treated you. For forcing you to conform. To twist. To starve. To shrink. To conform to …

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What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, discusses what body image means in terms of your eating disorder… This is a question that comes up regularly in our Body Image group.  If your eating disorder could answer, it would say that you can only love your body if you are a certain size or weight. And sure, you might feel as though your body …

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Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

by our nutritional therapist in Brighton, Belle, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 Keeping inspired whilst recovering from an eating disorder is crucial. That little voice over your shoulder that whispers ‘you can do it’ needs to be constantly nourished with a drip feed of “lovely body positive” commentary. This phrase I’m using – Lovely Body Positive – is all the more …

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Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as long as I can remember …

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Body Image Struggles at Summer Time

Body Image Struggles at Summer Time

Body Image Struggles at Summer Time

For most of us, the arrival of summer brings with it barbecues, beach outings and holidays. For others however, it brings a whole host of body image struggles and insecurities. Particularly eating disorder sufferers can feel triggered by the constant exercise and dieting advertisements, aimed at encouraging you to achieve that unrealistic ‘perfect beach-body’. Therefore, instead of enjoying your summer, …

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Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The majority of us have experienced feeling self-conscious and body dissatisfied all too often.  It is these feelings that can cause people to underestimate Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and the severity of this illness. BDD is a type of mental illness relating to body image which is much more than feeling body insecure like many of us will admit we …

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