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.

Young Girl Standing Barefoot On Rock Feeling Free

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Prioritising yourself is not selfish. It is reassuring that you can go at your own pace and do not need to worry about how others are getting on. Whether in eating disorder treatment or not, we say we all need more of that!

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Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped of these strengths. The first …

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Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Our Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, shares her tips for dealing with the exam season… It’s coming up to the end of semester and exam time and we have seen a lot of stress and anxiety within the clinic lately for those who are studying at school or University. Since it was Mental Health Awareness Week last week, here’s some suggestions for how to maintain …

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Endings

Endings

Endings

Alex shares her thoughts in the run up to her graduation… As I write this blog post, I’m at a train station. I wanted to write it here because train stations have always fascinated me. I enjoy people-watching, especially at airports and stations where people are often saying goodbyes. They are places where endings are happening all around, and I …

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Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

“Recovery” is a pretty scary word. Don’t get me wrong – it’s exciting, desperately hopeful, and ‘magical’ even, but it’s damn scary. When you start your journey it seems impossible, incoherent, totally unattainable – but slowly, very slowly, it opens up before you and becomes something you can touch (just a little, only sometimes), then grab, then whole-heartedly embrace. And …

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Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Princess Isla wasn’t always the calm, free presence that she is now. Her subjects remarked everyday with awe at her gentleness and kindness in ruling her kingdom. Such a loving woman must’ve had a loving upbringing, they thought. But Isla’s life wasn’t always so happy and pure. You see, when Isla was but a young girl her mother died. Her …

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What Is Recover All About?

What Is Recover All About?

What Is Recover All About?

As the clinic assistant at The Recover Clinic, I’m frequently asked by friends and family not only what I actually do, but what The Recover Clinic is all about.   I decided to ask Emmy Gilmour, our founder and Clinical Director what had motivated her to establish such a fantastic community of healing. “During the early years of my career I’d …

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Today Is a Bad Day, But I’ll Call It An Anomaly

Today Is a Bad Day, But I’ll Call It An Anomaly

Today Is a Bad Day, But I’ll Call It An Anomaly

I wanted to start this piece asking you how your day was.  Or with a metaphor. Like some crass-but-albeit-true metaphor about how life is a river, with twists and turns, depths and shallows, cliffs and riverbanks, yet all the while maintaining its river status. The river representing the soul on this journey we call “life”, experiencing the trials and tribulations, …

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