Eating Disorders Counselling in Cheltenham

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The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I have experience with working with adults of all ages, teenagers and younger children on a wide range of issues including: anxiety, identity, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, grief, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, and more.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
I have experience with working with adults of all ages, teenagers and younger children on a wide range of issues including: anxiety, identity, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, grief, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, and more.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Photo of Katherine D'Arcy Brown, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Over 20 years I have worked with a wide variety of clients with difficulties related to: work stresses, business pressures, trauma, loss, parenting and family challenges, personality issues, low mood, anxiety, dyslexia and eating disorders.
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
Over 20 years I have worked with a wide variety of clients with difficulties related to: work stresses, business pressures, trauma, loss, parenting and family challenges, personality issues, low mood, anxiety, dyslexia and eating disorders.
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
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Photo of Michael Dee Therapy, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Michael Dee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Photo of Clare Howlett, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Clare Howlett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
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Natasha Dancy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL51
Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor since 2017 providing short and long term therapy to adults and young people (thirteen and older). Often, we're able to manage life and what comes our way. However, at times situations can feel overwhelming and impossible to face on your own. Maybe you're unable to share with friends and family what's burdening you for fear they won't understand or judge you. Or you're worried about your child and don't know how else to help them. I'm here to offer you phased support you or your child need with the goal to help you grow into a free and hopeful life ahead.
Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor since 2017 providing short and long term therapy to adults and young people (thirteen and older). Often, we're able to manage life and what comes our way. However, at times situations can feel overwhelming and impossible to face on your own. Maybe you're unable to share with friends and family what's burdening you for fear they won't understand or judge you. Or you're worried about your child and don't know how else to help them. I'm here to offer you phased support you or your child need with the goal to help you grow into a free and hopeful life ahead.
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Photo of Abi Howells, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Abi Howells
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I specialise in working with young adults aged 18-30 who want to work through a difficult time, or who want to learn more about themselves and gain a deeper level of self awareness. I utilise creative methods and alternative ways of working if this is something you are interested in. All sessions are completely tailored to your needs/ interests and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore anything that you want to work through.
I specialise in working with young adults aged 18-30 who want to work through a difficult time, or who want to learn more about themselves and gain a deeper level of self awareness. I utilise creative methods and alternative ways of working if this is something you are interested in. All sessions are completely tailored to your needs/ interests and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore anything that you want to work through.
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Photo of Sally Glover, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Sally Glover
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
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Photo of Cheryl Harrison, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Cheryl Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
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Photo of Dr Kirsten Kitson, Psychologist in Cheltenham, England
Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
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Photo of Nicola Holmes, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Nicola Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
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Photo of Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
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Cathy Cook - New Life Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
All of us, at some point in our lives, are likely to feel overwhelmed by our feelings and/or circumstances. Relationship breakdowns, single parenting, bereavement, loss, family issues, depression, anxiety, etc. can leave us struggling to function as well as we would like. I am passionate about supporting my clients through difficult situations and empowering them to reach their full potential. I can offer you a confidential, supportive, welcoming and non-judgemental space where we can look together at what is distressing you and find the best way forward.
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Photo of Rachel Power, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Rachel Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I work with adults and children and young people who want to be able to explore their feelings and their thoughts in a safe place. Have you been struggling with feelings that are overwhelming? Maybe you know what is bothering you and you would like to explore the past and how it is affecting your present situation? Sometimes we just don’t know why we are experiencing anxiety and depression or why each day is such a struggle. Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships? I am here to offer you a guiding hand to enable you to explore in a space that is full of love and understanding and not judgemental.
I work with adults and children and young people who want to be able to explore their feelings and their thoughts in a safe place. Have you been struggling with feelings that are overwhelming? Maybe you know what is bothering you and you would like to explore the past and how it is affecting your present situation? Sometimes we just don’t know why we are experiencing anxiety and depression or why each day is such a struggle. Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships? I am here to offer you a guiding hand to enable you to explore in a space that is full of love and understanding and not judgemental.
07961 627500 View 07961 627500
Photo of Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Are you asking yourself these questions: Why am I tired? Am I depressed? What is going on? Why can’t I seem to find my own happiness? If so, I can offer a space to explore the answers behind those questions, with empathy, kindness and safety. If you feel judged, anxious, or stuck, then come and talk it through. Explore yourself, your desires, dreams, wants and emotions. Think about your relationships and where you are at.
Are you asking yourself these questions: Why am I tired? Am I depressed? What is going on? Why can’t I seem to find my own happiness? If so, I can offer a space to explore the answers behind those questions, with empathy, kindness and safety. If you feel judged, anxious, or stuck, then come and talk it through. Explore yourself, your desires, dreams, wants and emotions. Think about your relationships and where you are at.
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Photo of Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
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Photo of Flo Atkins, Counsellor in Cheltenham, England
Flo Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
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Photo of Katherine Cavallo, Psychotherapist in Cheltenham, England
Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
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Eating Disorders Counsellors

What happens in therapy for eating disorders?

In therapy for eating disorders, patients typically describe their eating and exercise behaviours, their patterns of eating in relation to stress, their beliefs about their body, the ways their eating behaviour affects their relationships, and their desire (or lack of it) to change. Such information helps the therapist understand the origins of the disorder and the role it plays in the patient’s life, important for guiding treatment. Attitudes and feelings about food and eating, body weight, and physical appearance are common topics of discussion throughout treatment.

What therapy types help with eating disorders?

Once any acute medical or psychiatric emergency is resolved, psychoactive medication is often prescribed, requiring the supervision of a psychiatrist. In addition, patients receive some form of nutritional counselling along with one or more forms of psychotherapy. For adolescents, family-based treatment is empirically validated and considered the first line of treatment; parents and their children meet weekly with a clinician as the adults are coached on how to nourish and psychologically support the young patient. Adults typically receive some form of individual psychotherapy, intended to resolve the cognitive and behavioural disturbances that underlie the disorder and to relieve the mood disturbances that accompany it. In addition, patients may also be helped by group therapy.

What is the goal of therapy for eating disorders?

The most immediate goal of treatment for eating disorders is to save the life of people who are on a path of starving themselves to death or engaging in eating patterns that are doing irreparable physical harm to their body. Once the acute medical danger is past, therapy is required to understand the nature of the disordered eating and/or exercise patterns, establish healthy eating behaviour, and to tackle the many erroneous beliefs and distorted self-perceptions that underlie eating disorders and continue to pose a threat to health and life. Therapy also addresses the impaired mood that not only accompanies eating disorders but intensifies the danger to health and life.

What are the limitations of therapy for eating disorders?

Therapy can be very helpful for eating disorders—but that can happen only after people recognise they have a condition that must be treated. Especially with anorexia, the distortions in self-image that accompany the disorder can keep people from acknowledging they have a problem. Individuals may in fact see their eating disorder as a badge of self-control. Those with binge-eating disorder may feel too ashamed to seek help. Therapy cannot help those who do not avail themselves of it.

How long does therapy last for eating disorders?

Because of their complexity, recovery from eating disorders is usually a long-term process—measured in months and years— often marked by setbacks and relapse. Some form of help, such as individual or group therapy, may be advisable for much of that time. It is a general rule of thumb that the longer the illness has endured and the dysregulated eating behaviour has taken root, the longer treatment is likely to be needed.