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.

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, …

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

By Anastasia Foulouli – Dance Movement Psychotherapist, London Do you ever feel lost and unseen in your personal relationships? Do you find that it is difficult to differentiate where you end and where other people begin? Are you unsure about who you really are and tend to please other people to avoid confrontation? Do you have a hard time saying …

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 …

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

It is natural to be critical of ourselves every once in a while, and this can sometimes serve as a motivator for self-improvement. However too often, we let simple mistakes dominate our lives, leaving us with that crippling feeling of not being good enough. Even the smallest, most harmless mistakes can really knock our confidence. Our minds become consumed with …

How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

  Among women who struggle with poor body image and self-esteem, it can be especially difficult to accept a positive comment about your body. Individuals suffering from eating disorders in particular can find it extremely hard to believe that a positive statement aimed towards them is authentic. At the core of their illness is the belief that they are unworthy …

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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 do we Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships?

How do we Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships?

How do we Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships?

This question often arises in the Sex and Relationships group I run at the Recover Clinic. More often than not our relationships are a reflection of our inner state. How we feel about ourselves can often be determined by the type of relationships we are choosing to invest our time and energy in. So clients in different stages of their …