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.

On Healing…

On Healing…

On Healing…

Our client, Kirstin, talks honestly about what it’s like to truly heal yourself… It’s tempting to portray the process of healing as smooth and enjoyable – a universally positive experience. But from my experience, the reality is pretty far from that. It kinda sucks. Of course there are beautiful, even magical moments. There are turning points, milestones and achievements. We …

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Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Our lovely client, Amber, shares her top tips for keeping your recovery on track over the festive period… Set boundaries You do not need to take part in everything and interact with everyone. Think about what you can do and what you can’t, and give yourself permission to say no to things you do not want to do. Practise daily self-care What …

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“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

By our client, Kirstin… I’m ill as I write this (no, not the eating disorder thing). The seasonal virus-fest is partying its way around town and exposure to too much shared public air has left my immune system desperately needing a holiday. Anyway as it is, I’m currently on my second day of being at home. Yesterday was spent in …

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What eating disorder recovery means to me now

What eating disorder recovery means to me now

What eating disorder recovery means to me now

by Ellie There’s a rumour out there that full recovery from an eating disorder isn’t possible. And as much as I disagree, I can understand why some people come to that conclusion – in part because a lot of people in recovery haven’t received appropriate treatment, for an appropriate length of time. As a past client of The Recover Clinic, …

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How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

Alex, who graduated a few months ago, shares her experience of group therapy in her recovery…#inspired When I first started groups at Recover I didn’t really understand their point. I thought perhaps it was a way of lots of clients seeing a therapist at the same time, perhaps to save money. I got why people talked to the therapist in …

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The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

Lovely Tess shares her experience in our Psychodrama group… There are two things that I can remember from my first day in clinic. Firstly, the amount of love I was showered with. Secondly, this peculiar group called Psychodrama. Going into this group I was thinking to myself “I’ve done drama therapy before, so same thing right?”  I was totally unaware …

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Returning to the barre…

Returning to the barre…

Returning to the barre…

Our client, Vanessa, reflects on her relationship with her body after joining our Movement Group… The connection between my body and my mind was one of the biggest things I lost in my years with an eating disorder. I started dancing when I was barely a toddler and got into the competitive world of dance very young. I would breathe …

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Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Our client, Emily, shares how she discovered self-care rituals that support her recovery journey… Living with an eating disorder is very repetitive, boring and exhausting. When I first started treatment with The Recover Clinic, the concept of self-care was a little confusing. Surely, that’s what I was striving for? I was so obsessed with self image that my weekends consisted of shopping and …

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Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Our client, Vanessa, shares her beautiful journey of discovering her voice through creativity and the arts… Putting pen to paper never seemed so easy, Exploding emotions and thoughts on a black space, Filling it with distress but also celebration, Talent shine through like the light from the above constellation.   Expressing through infant abc’s, Warmth in my soul from something …

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