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.

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

By our client, Kirstin… I’m ill as I write this (no, not the eating disorder thing). The seasonal virus-fest is partying its way around town and exposure to too much shared public air has left my immune system desperately needing a holiday. Anyway as it is, I’m currently on my second day of being at home. Yesterday was spent in …

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Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Look around you… Many of those struggling with eating disorders are plagued by negative thoughts drawing attention away from the positive aspects of their lives. It’s easy for an onlooker to say ‘think positive’ but achieving this may seem more difficult. Extending kindness and expressing gratitude should be part of our daily to-do list. Embodying an attitude of gratitude and …

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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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How to Respond to Yourself in Kindness

How to Respond to Yourself in Kindness

How to Respond to Yourself in Kindness

Much of the focus of this year’s World Kindness Day will be on random acts of kindness: when one does something nice for someone else totally randomly when the other person isn’t expecting it.  Leaving money in the vending machine for the next person, paying a toll for the car behind on the motorway.  One way of putting kindness itself …

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Relieving Shame and Cultivating Self-Compassion

Relieving Shame and Cultivating Self-Compassion

Relieving Shame and Cultivating Self-Compassion

Individuals who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma often become much more prone towards self-criticism. Therefore,  for those suffering with an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder, self-loathing and self-judgement are familiar rituals. There is often a great deal of shame surrounding eating disorders. Shame can be described as  a painful emotion triggered by perceiving yourself as flawed and also …

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How Forgiving Yourself and Others Will Set You Free

How Forgiving Yourself and Others Will Set You Free

How Forgiving Yourself and Others Will Set You Free

Forgiveness is a decision by which a person ceases to blame or resent someone by letting go of lasting feelings of bitterness or anger. The act of forgiving both yourself and others can often be challenging. The majority of us need time to process the pain we have felt and therefore postpone forgiveness. However, holding on to this negativity and bitterness …

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How I Grew up and Let Go: A Letter to my Inner Child

How I Grew up and Let Go: A Letter to my Inner Child

How I Grew up and Let Go: A Letter to my Inner Child

Come here. Everything is going to be okay. I can promise you through out it all there is a love and kindness that burns bright enough to glue you back together ,even when you can’t find the pieces from which you have broken. Fear is an integral part of a humans identity, we have evolved to rely on fear as a …

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