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.

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 …

Resources for Your Recovery

Resources for Your Recovery

Resources for Your Recovery

Our treatment philosophy is built around the belief that full recovery is possible for everyone. This means that positive affirmations and empowerment is integral for everyone that comes to the clinic. No matter where you are in your recovery journey, it’s always beneficial to surround yourself with resources that encourage inner strength, and reinforce positivity throughout your day. To help …

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Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

“Recovery” is a pretty scary word. Don’t get me wrong – it’s exciting, desperately hopeful, and ‘magical’ even, but it’s damn scary. When you start your journey it seems impossible, incoherent, totally unattainable – but slowly, very slowly, it opens up before you and becomes something you can touch (just a little, only sometimes), then grab, then whole-heartedly embrace. And …

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Princess Isla wasn’t always the calm, free presence that she is now. Her subjects remarked everyday with awe at her gentleness and kindness in ruling her kingdom. Such a loving woman must’ve had a loving upbringing, they thought. But Isla’s life wasn’t always so happy and pure. You see, when Isla was but a young girl her mother died. Her …

Reaching Out to Recovery

Reaching Out to Recovery

Reaching Out to Recovery

Hello! I’m Ellie, the Clinical Treatment Advisor at The Recover Clinic. Here at the clinic, we know how difficult it can be to ask for help, and particularly so when you have an eating disorder that pretends to be your best friend. I wanted to share some insight into the steps you can take to go from needing help to getting …

Patient to Professional

Patient to Professional

Patient to Professional

How many times have you looked at your work to-do list and felt a mild panic wash over you from head to toe? Now, imagine dealing with this same stress, whilst also recovering from an eating disorder…a tough ask to say the least. As we’ve already mentioned, the theme for this week’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is recovery in the …

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

When you have an eating disorder, most of the time some of the simplest things or most common activities can feel disrupted. What can make things even more difficult is finding a way to do this in an environment where other people may not understand. Or worse still, an environment that fosters negative emotions and behaviours. This week is National …

What Is Recover All About?

What Is Recover All About?

What Is Recover All About?

As the clinic assistant at The Recover Clinic, I’m frequently asked by friends and family not only what I actually do, but what The Recover Clinic is all about.   I decided to ask Emmy Gilmour, our founder and Clinical Director what had motivated her to establish such a fantastic community of healing. “During the early years of my career I’d …