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.

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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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 …

Christina: My Recovery Story

Christina: My Recovery Story

Christina: My Recovery Story

It was October 2013, I lay in my single room of the maisonette I shared with one other girl in my final year at university surrounded by food wrappers. I pondered what my life had become. It is only upon reflection that I understand what a tiny world it is that I used to live. My thought process consisted of …

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

This poem and drawing was created by one of our clients in Brighton, as a gift to another client… If there was a crown for your being, I’d honour you the warrior, For you are the warrior of warriors; The victorious monarch of courage so glorious, Standing tall when all falls, With nothing but your body in tow, No castle …

Set Me Free – EDAW 2017

Set Me Free – EDAW 2017

Set Me Free – EDAW 2017

by one of our lovely clients, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week Trapped and confused in this cycle of despair I’m trying to reach you but there’s nobody there So I sink deeper and deeper into the mist Shattered cries for help so often dismissed I want to get out and to smile and be free I want just for one …

Mille’s Blog – EDAW 2017

Mille’s Blog – EDAW 2017

Mille’s Blog – EDAW 2017

  by our lovely client, Mille, Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 Having an eating disorder is sh*t, it really is boring and crap and horrendous and painful. I have been in recovery for a good while now, and I still struggle. But however near to hopelessness, I can feel at times. Every morning my faith is restored, and this has …

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

by our lovely client, Chrissy, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week I wanted to write a blogpost for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and as my ending in treatment draws nearer, I felt it would be a great time to address both! I first started treatment at The Recover Clinic two years ago, in the December of 2014. I had developed my …