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.

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Our lovely client, Amber, shares her top tips for keeping your recovery on track over the festive period… Set boundaries You do not need to take part in everything and interact with everyone. Think about what you can do and what you can’t, and give yourself permission to say no to things you do not want to do. Practise daily self-care What …

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3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

By Ellie Halloween is indisputably a huge annual celebration. So much so, it was estimated that us Brits spent £310 million on Halloween in 2016 alone. And yet it seems counterintuitive to celebrate the things us mere mortals fear the most. So why is it so much fun? And how on earth is this related to recovering from an eating …

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Holidays

Holidays

Holidays

Our lovely client, Frances, shares how for the first time in years she was able to freely enjoy her holiday… I have just returned from holiday in the French Alps and I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The sun shone, the pines were fragrant, and the croissants were crisp and flaky. There wasn’t much snow, malheureusement, but …

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A New Year

A New Year

A New Year

As we look towards the new year so many of us start to think about our goals and ambitions for 2016…what would we like to do/achieve/stop? We often look to others for permission to ‘be’ and to feel good enough, this regularly results in us trying to force ourselves to behave, look or feel in ways that aren’t real or …

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New Years Resolutions – Are yours helpful or harmful?

New Years Resolutions – Are yours helpful or harmful?

New Years Resolutions – Are yours helpful or harmful?

It’s that time of the year! The New Year can bring with it new beginnings, a sense of hope for the future and a welcoming of the blank canvas that lies ahead for 2015. If you are suffering from an eating disorder, New Years resolutions can be an opportunity to reflect and recommit to recovery. However, be careful about how …

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Celebrating Christmas with your Spiritual Family

Celebrating Christmas with your Spiritual Family

Celebrating Christmas with your Spiritual Family

This year at Recover we organised a Christmas gathering for our clients. It gave our clients the chance to socialise and come together in a safe environment to celebrate the festive season. One thing that particularly stood out to us was the friendships that have been developed here at Recover and how important each and every person is to one …

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Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Christmas, with its focus on family, food and disruption of everyday routine can be a particularly stressful time of the year if you are suffering from an eating disorder. For example, you may be expected to eat meals with relatives or friends who are less aware of your struggles, leading to increased distress anxiety at meal times. Therefore, we have created 25 …

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New Year Thoughts…

New Year Thoughts…

New Year Thoughts…

I was running a group this morning teaching the importance of acknowledging the core needs that as human beings, we all have.   These are: attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection and allowing.  Many of our patients were brought into treatment because they were in a place of emotional and often physical crisis.  Our method is not simply to stabilize them physically …

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Getting through the festive season

Getting through the festive season

Getting through the festive season

Bulimia, EDNOS, anorexia or binge eating disorder; regardless of which type of eating disorder you’re struggling with or which stage of recovery you are at, Christmas can be a difficult time for you.  Food, family and more food are recurrent themes at Christmas which can be very overwhelming for some.   Throughout the holiday period, structure and routine can be …

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Change of season brings change of mood?

Change of season brings change of mood?

Change of season brings change of mood?

As summer draws to an end and autumn approaches everyone’s mood seems to change – along with the weather. Miserable weather does not need to bring about a miserable you. Living your life with a poor attitude will only attract more of the same to your life. Or so the law of attraction says.   Many of our patients here …

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