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.

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Binge Eating Disorder including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What Is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge Eating Disorder (also known as compulsive eating) is an illness that affects millions of people and can have a devastating effect on the sufferer’s …

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What Is Orthorexia?

What Is Orthorexia?

What Is Orthorexia?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Orthorexia including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What is Orthorexia? Orthorexia is a condition that sees sufferers obsess over what they believe to be healthy eating. The term was coined by Dr Steven Bratman in 1997. Unlike other eating disorders, Orthorexia mostly revolves …

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What Is Bulimia?

What Is Bulimia?

What Is Bulimia?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Bulimia including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What is Bulimia? As with other eating disorders, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food are the characteristics of Bulimia. If you’re suffering from this illness, you will usually be trapped within a …

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Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

With Halloween becoming more and more popular with young people, we want to discuss how it can be a challenging time if you have an eating disorder and share our top tips for coping with Halloween when in recovery.   Fancy dress costumes, decorations, pumpkins, trick or treating, parties and horror movies. The whole occasion is designed to combine fear …

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Anorexia Nervosa including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed… Types of Anorexia   Anorexia is a serious, complex and potentially life-threatening illness If you’re suffering from Anorexia you would typically have obsessive thoughts about your weight and appearance and compulsive behaviours …

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Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Schools and workplaces are repeatedly being encouraged to increase opportunities for exercise and movement throughout the day. But what is often forgotten is that these initiatives aren’t suitable for everyone. It’s important to bear in mind that the benefits of exercise are not guaranteed, they are conditional. Every person is unique, so could we be doing more harm than good? Are we setting people up for more challenges and unhealthy relationships with their body?

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“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

Today we welcome mental health advocate, Charlotte Underwood to our blog, sharing her story of binge eating and body dysmorphia and her reminders to those who are also on their own eating disorder recovery journey.   I never understood what body dysmorphia was until I had passed my teen years. I was a thin child who was fed only nutritious …

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Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Today our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa-Catherine Carrarini is exploring the effects of fluid restriction and sharing her top tips for drinking a variety of beverages as an eating disorder sufferer…   It’s summer. It’s hot and we are all thirsty. Whether we’re reaching for a refillable bottle (doing our bit for the planet), picking up something cold from the fridge in …

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Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care Alternative Treatments For Eating Disorders And Mental Illnesses

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Self-care can be tricky during eating disorder recovery. It can be hard to find an activity that is truly self-caring and helpful. Sometimes obvious things can be useful, other times more unusual self-care activities might be more appropriate. One idea to try is aromatherapy. As well as being pretty to smell, essential oils can be potent and significant in helping …

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The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

Why we need to be having the conversation about lack of sleep and eating disorder recovery. At some point in our life we have all experienced sleepless nights. We know what it’s like the next day. The inability to function as normal or the regret of not going to bed earlier aren’t good feelings. The odd night’s sleep deprivation doesn’t …

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