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.

How To Fight Eating Disorder Urges

How To Fight Eating Disorder Urges

How To Fight Eating Disorder Urges

Today our Arts Psychotherapist, Dafni Antonarou is sharing her advice for resisting the urge to binge or purge and challenging that unwell voice long-term… Our clients and social media followers often ask the difficult question of “how to resist eating disorder urges”. Although when you are in it, it can feel hopeless and unattainable, there are ways to manage the …

What Is Group Therapy And How Does It Help Eating Disorder Recovery?

What Is Group Therapy And How Does It Help Eating Disorder Recovery?

What Is Group Therapy And How Does It Help Eating Disorder Recovery?

Today we’re sharing a look into each of the groups we run at The Recover Clinic. Group therapy, alongside individual therapy, is part of the holistic treatment we provide for eating disorder recovery here at the clinic. We believe that recovery is possible by getting to the root cause(s) of the problem and by tailoring treatment programs to you. So …

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) ‘Body Dysmorphia’?

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) ‘Body Dysmorphia’?

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) ‘Body Dysmorphia’?

Today we’re diving into the meaning of Body Dysmorphic Disorder including symptoms, signs, side effects, statistics and treatment to help you or a loved one get the help needed…   What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? How is BDD different from the average body insecurities? Most of us will have felt self-conscious or unhappy about our looks at some point, if …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …