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.

See where the journey takes you…

See where the journey takes you…

See where the journey takes you…

Our lovely client, Vanessa, shares how she learned to express emotion through creativity… My art teacher when I was 15 said that we should “see where the creative journey takes us while creating a piece of art”, and I quite literally cringed in response. I hated metaphors or similes, I hated inspirational quotes, I hated anything that made me feel like my …

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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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Holidays

Holidays

Holidays

Our lovely client, Frances, shares how for the first time in years she was able to freely enjoy her holiday… I have just returned from holiday in the French Alps and I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The sun shone, the pines were fragrant, and the croissants were crisp and flaky. There wasn’t much snow, malheureusement, but …

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Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Our lovely client, Chrissy, discusses her journey from black and white to multicoloured thinking! Black and white thinking is something that’s haunted me for as long as I can remember before I went into treatment for my eating disorder. Of course, before I went into treatment I wasn’t aware of my black and white thinking- what it was or how it …

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I was struggling to be “in my body”

I was struggling to be “in my body”

I was struggling to be “in my body”

Our client, Mille, reflects on her incredible journey with Movement and Psychodrama therapy groups… I have been at Recover for ten months now, and after recently joining Movement and Psychodrama group- a lot has shifted. I want to share my experience of them with you. I have always very much struggled to “be in my body”. To me this meant …

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My Top Tip for Eating Disorder Recovery

My Top Tip for Eating Disorder Recovery

My Top Tip for Eating Disorder Recovery

“No eating disorder is made the same, so it’s time to stop treating them as if they were.” In light of our event in October where we’ll be sharing tips for holistic recovery, I wanted to share my personal recovery top tip that powered me on throughout treatment. It can be summed up in this quote: “What you think, you …

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Making Peace with Food

Making Peace with Food

Making Peace with Food

Jemma reflects on her evolving relationship with food and eating since she started treatment with us… Suffering from an eating disorder led me to have a lot of serious issues with food. Whilst I now know these problems were a symptom of my illness and not the underlying cause, the majority of the time I was unwell, I was completely consumed …

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Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Chrissy reflects on her powerful experience in Psychodrama group… I remember my first psychodrama session clearly. It was very small, consisting of only our therapist and two of us. I had binged the night before and I remember feeling so scared, lost and desperate- my eating disorder’s hateful thoughts about my body and the physical pain seemed impossible to escape …

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