Eating Disorder Recovery Support
I specialise in supporting those with a history of, or currently experiencing disordered eating, restriction, bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, compulsive exercise, orthorexia, and other associated issues. I also work with anyone who has had an eating disorder in the past and feels that their relationship with food, their body and exercise is still challenging in some way.
Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
My approach is multi-faceted, bringing in elements of outcome focused therapies (coaching, CBT, NLP), mindful based practices, person centred philosophies and somatic practices such as yoga and body awareness therapy. But the heart of it, I give you space to talk about what you are experiencing and how it is affecting you, without fear of judgement or shame. I know that you don't want to be experiencing what you are going through, and I also know that you don't know how to change things or where to start. That is why I am here to help you.
Our sessions start with where you're at, how things are for you now, and collaboratively move forward from there. We may look back from time to time to your previous experiences for fresh insight, but we are not looking to delve into the past to understand ‘why’. Instead our focus is on 'where' and 'how' to go from here and finding new and sustainable ways of coping and loosening the hold that the eating disorder behaviours and thoughts have on you.
We work at a pace that is right for you and in ways that make sense to you. I meet you with acceptance, empathy and respect.
If you are interested in finding out more about how I might support you in your recovery, then please get in touch*. It is important that we have a chat first to check that I am the right person to support you at this point, and I can answer any questions you may have before starting any sessions together.
* Please note:
I work with adults 18+ only.
I only discuss support and book appointments with those seeking recovery for themself. If you seeking support for someone else then I kindly request that you contact BEAT charity in the first instance for advice and guidance.
Use of yoga and movement based practices in eating disorder recovery
Eating disorders are destructive to the body, and cause us to work against what the body needs. By working with the body we can gradually loosen the hold of the ED by learning how to manage emotions, integrate healthier coping strategies, understand our body signals and help clear overwhelm and compulsive thoughts. Movement can support recovery by helping you to connect to your body in a more positive way, to learn to understand and appreciate its needs and how to respond to them (more) appropriately. It can be useful for managing overwhelming thoughts, emotions and feelings. So we may look to this to help you learn how to feel more regulated and more resourced to deal with other challenges. We approached these practices gently and with appropriate insight into past triggers & challenges faced so far in recovery. Learning to move in tune with your body, as opposed to against its needs, can be a significantly important step towards full complete recovery
Location & Availability
I work both in person in Gorebridge, Midlothian (EH23 4LD) or online via Zoom.
I also have some availablity face to face in Edinburgh city centre
My available hours are as follows:
Mondays: 9am - 6:30pm
Thursdays: 9am - 6:00pm
Fridays: 9am- 4:00pm