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.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

Our volunteer, Lucy, talks openly about her challenges and confusions around self-care and how she came to regard it as crucial to connection, and joy. I used to think that self-care was a kind of hobby; enjoyed by those who had the time and money for massages and manicures. I also considered it a tad frivolous! I had real work …

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Caring for yourself after purging

Caring for yourself after purging

Caring for yourself after purging

Marissa, our Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, shares how best to look after yourself after binging and purging… Purging – whether that is by vomiting or abusing laxatives or over exercising –  is physically and emotionally destructive. When someone starts purging, it’s common to feel elated and bursting with energy.  Yet, as time passes, the purging stops being the magic pill and …

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“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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Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Our client, Emily, shares how she discovered self-care rituals that support her recovery journey… Living with an eating disorder is very repetitive, boring and exhausting. When I first started treatment with The Recover Clinic, the concept of self-care was a little confusing. Surely, that’s what I was striving for? I was so obsessed with self image that my weekends consisted of shopping and …

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5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

Social media can an inspiring platform for community and friendship, but it can also breed insecurity. With all the different personalities and filters, it’s very easy to lose yourself, and get caught “comparing your behind the scenes to someone else’s show reel”. If you’ve experienced a negative relationship with social media, and have found that critical voice rising up just to put …

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How To Be Ill

How To Be Ill

How To Be Ill

In light of World Health Day on the 7th April, we wanted to discuss the concept of self-care, and provide advice on how best to look after yourself when illness strikes. The rush of our day-to-day lives has meant that self-care has taken a backseat. It has reached a point where the pressure of deadlines, and the environment of stressed …

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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 …

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