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 …

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 …

The Magic of Making Mistakes

The Magic of Making Mistakes

The Magic of Making Mistakes

The Magic of Making Mistakes   “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard   Making mistakes is a fundamental part of life. We can learn from ourselves and others around us making mistakes. We can look at what we might feel were errors of judgement and use …

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 …

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Research has shown that there is a positive correlation between happiness and kindness. Whether it be holding open a door for someone or saying your pleases and thank yous, engaging in acts of kindness improves your happiness level.  There is no such thing as a selfless act. As research has shown, helping others makes you feel good, so helping others …

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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 …

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 …