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.

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

Alex, who graduated a few months ago, shares her experience of group therapy in her recovery…#inspired When I first started groups at Recover I didn’t really understand their point. I thought perhaps it was a way of lots of clients seeing a therapist at the same time, perhaps to save money. I got why people talked to the therapist in …

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped of these strengths. The first …

The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

Lovely Tess shares her experience in our Psychodrama group… There are two things that I can remember from my first day in clinic. Firstly, the amount of love I was showered with. Secondly, this peculiar group called Psychodrama. Going into this group I was thinking to myself “I’ve done drama therapy before, so same thing right?”  I was totally unaware …

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 …

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on this topic, so this week we’re bringing back a blog post on the similarities between Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia… Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Anorexia appear to be on opposite ends of the eating disorder spectrum: BED is characterised by a compulsive relationship with food resulting in periods of uncontrollable eating/bingeing, whilst Anorexia …

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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Dear Body

Dear Body

Dear Body

One of our lovely clients writes a letter to her body… #SOproud Wow what a journey we have been on. As we move into this next chapter together I feel I owe you an apology. I am so sorry for the way I have treated you. For forcing you to conform. To twist. To starve. To shrink. To conform to …