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.

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My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

Reaching out… Prior to June 2014, I had contacted and been for an assessment at Recover to explore eating disorder treatment. I remember leaving the assessment and thinking that had been my only glimpse of Recover and I felt lucky just to have been given the time I had been, to be listened to. I remember walking down the road with …

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How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

I started at the Recover Clinic in October 2013. I was lost, confused and didn’t know where to turn; I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to recover from my eating disorder, all I knew was I couldn’t live my life the way I had been anymore. When Emmy gave me my programme, I remember feeling scared of the journey …

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

I realised that it is so easy to love and accept others for all their attributes, faults and imperfections but it is not so easy to do for your own self. I also have learnt in my recovery that even friends, family, partners loving you for you, does not mean as much until you apply the same love to yourself. …

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

As the gold dust falls, it settles onto the chair. Each piece of dust is as small as the grains of sand washed up on the shoreline. They glisten in the sunlight and glow in the moonlight.   The gold dust covers everything as if it is rain, soaking the objects in beauty and creating healing. The gold dust moments …

Recovery so far

Recovery so far

Recovery so far

I have been at the Recover Clinic for 6 months now after 12 long years of desperately trying various treatment options. I tried everything: NHS, private, inpatient, and every conceivable therapy type; I even tried hypnotherapy and spiritual healing in my desperation to free myself from a lifetime of eating disorders and severe depression. However I was always unable to …

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Lydia’s Thoughts…

Lydia’s Thoughts…

Lydia’s Thoughts…

So this blog is for people in recovery, right? Well, I am in recovery. It feels weird writing these words black on white, because to be in recovery means accepting the fact that I am ill. Three letters that scare the shit out of me: i-l-l. Well, I am, and have been for such a long time that it started …