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.

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

I’m sitting in Holland Park on a beautiful, sunny, rare-for-London March day reflecting on my recovery journey so far. Often we don’t take the time to have a moment of looking back on our achievements and congratulating ourselves on how far we’ve come. For eating disorders sufferers- and just most people- it can be considered bragging or self-indulgent to openly …

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

When you have an eating disorder, most of the time some of the simplest things or most common activities can feel disrupted. What can make things even more difficult is finding a way to do this in an environment where other people may not understand. Or worse still, an environment that fosters negative emotions and behaviours. This week is National …

Festive Funk!

Festive Funk!

Festive Funk!

7 sleeps to go and we’re well into the Christmas spirit!  With that in mind, the team here at Recover wanted to share with you their favourite Christmas Songs and the reasons behind them…   Eva – “Let it snow! Let it snow!” And I like it…because I like it…it’s as simple as that!   Abi – My favourite Christmas …

Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical abuse from both the community and Mental Health facilities.  Every individual, no matter whether they have a mental illness or not should have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, but unfortunately this is not the case.  We believe that dignity …

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

  The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgementally”.   So what does this mean in relation to eating? Eating is one of the most basic and fundamental things that people do, hopefully both out …

The Relationship between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

The Relationship between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

The Relationship between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have a high co-morbidity with other mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression or other mood disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common ‘comorbid disorder’ which studies suggesting as many as 80% of people suffering from an eating disorder also suffer from an anxiety disorder at one point during their life. There is some debate by researchers about whether …

How cutting out drama will aid your recovery

How cutting out drama will aid your recovery

How cutting out drama will aid your recovery

Drama is a habit, just like any other, but it is an extremely unproductive one. Studies have shown that destructive behaviors, such as compulsive overeating and substance abuse are related to excessive attention seeking and drama addiction. As with most habits, it is difficult to break out of the drama habit, but it is possible. It’ll require a considerable amount …

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

It is natural to be critical of ourselves every once in a while, and this can sometimes serve as a motivator for self-improvement. However too often, we let simple mistakes dominate our lives, leaving us with that crippling feeling of not being good enough. Even the smallest, most harmless mistakes can really knock our confidence. Our minds become consumed with …