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 …

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, …

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 …

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, discusses what body image means in terms of your eating disorder… This is a question that comes up regularly in our Body Image group.  If your eating disorder could answer, it would say that you can only love your body if you are a certain size or weight. And sure, you might feel as though your body …

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Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as long as I can remember …

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 …

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

  The festive period brings a time for us to indulge with friends and family and not worry about what we are eating or drinking. It is one of the busiest times of the year for most people and can therefore highlight unhealthy patterns around food. This can lead to people taking drastic measures once the festive period is over …

How to Love Yourself First

How to Love Yourself First

How to Love Yourself First

Something that sounds so obvious and easy, often isn’t.  Why do we struggle so much to define self care?  Perhaps with our busy, hectic lifestyles and the relentless pace of modern life we have actually not only forgotten to be able to define it, but also forgotten to do it.  In order to flourish as an individual and live a …