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.

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said Pooh to Me.) “I think …

A poem for recovery…

A poem for recovery…

A poem for recovery…

Love After Love – Derek Walcott   The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, …

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using miniature objects in the sandtray; …

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Photography in Recovery

Photography in Recovery

Photography in Recovery

After receiving a DSLR for Christmas when I was 16, I wondered what to do with it. I come from a family of keen photographers (hence the Christmas present), who take photos to be ‘pleasing to the eye’. Especially to the customer’s eye. They edit photos by softening skin tones, removing spots and using black and white where they think appropriate. So …

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How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

I started at the Recover Clinic in October 2013. I was lost, confused and didn’t know where to turn; I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to recover from my eating disorder, all I knew was I couldn’t live my life the way I had been anymore. When Emmy gave me my programme, I remember feeling scared of the journey …

Creative Therapy

Creative Therapy

Creative Therapy

At the Recover Clinic, we view creativity as the antithesis of an eating disorder. Creative therapy helps you to connect with an authentic part of yourself, to express something unique to you and your experience in the world. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in imagery can offer distance and a different perspective, fostering awareness. An eating disorder can be thought …