Eating Disorders Counselling in Cirencester

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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
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Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
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Catherine Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
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Jeanette Howlett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7  (Online Only)
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
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Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
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Laura Colquhoun
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
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Hege Usborne
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Waitlist for new clients
In our work I will invite you to be curious, to allow deeper feelings to surface and to explore them with me as a reliable, resilient companion. I believe that togerther, allowing our creativity and imagination free rein, we can find a place of calm in the turbulence. A place where you can come to accept things you cannot change, have compassion for your most vulnerable self and hopeful growth towards your true whole self. I work in an integrative style, which means I can draw on different approaches within psychotherapy to build a working alliance personalised to you while also drawing on my own inner responses and felt sense.
In our work I will invite you to be curious, to allow deeper feelings to surface and to explore them with me as a reliable, resilient companion. I believe that togerther, allowing our creativity and imagination free rein, we can find a place of calm in the turbulence. A place where you can come to accept things you cannot change, have compassion for your most vulnerable self and hopeful growth towards your true whole self. I work in an integrative style, which means I can draw on different approaches within psychotherapy to build a working alliance personalised to you while also drawing on my own inner responses and felt sense.
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Helen Pearce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I am an integrative counsellor and relational psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples. I believe deeply in our resilience as human beings, and our ability to heal in the right environment with the right support. I focus on collaborating with my clients, empowering them, ensuring they always feel safe. I hold in mind and draw upon different theories depending on what I feel would benefit each individual client. Please see my website for more info about how I work. I am currently in my final year of a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London.
I am an integrative counsellor and relational psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples. I believe deeply in our resilience as human beings, and our ability to heal in the right environment with the right support. I focus on collaborating with my clients, empowering them, ensuring they always feel safe. I hold in mind and draw upon different theories depending on what I feel would benefit each individual client. Please see my website for more info about how I work. I am currently in my final year of a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London.
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Helen James - Clear Skies Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
For most of us, life is a complex mix of highs and lows. Sometimes we need specialist help, separate to our family and friends, to support our mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. You might have a child or young person in distress; perhaps you’re battling with parenting or behaviour issues; or maybe you are an adolescent or young adult struggling to navigate life. Psychotherapy can help you make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours; allowing you to create better relationships, healthier behaviours, achieve potential and find joy in life.
For most of us, life is a complex mix of highs and lows. Sometimes we need specialist help, separate to our family and friends, to support our mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. You might have a child or young person in distress; perhaps you’re battling with parenting or behaviour issues; or maybe you are an adolescent or young adult struggling to navigate life. Psychotherapy can help you make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours; allowing you to create better relationships, healthier behaviours, achieve potential and find joy in life.
01453 701072 View 01453 701072
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Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
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Annie Watkins Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cirencester GL7
As a qualified integrative therapist, respect is at the centre of my beliefs. I fervently believe that an individual, no matter who you are, should have the arena in which to be heard, without prejudice, without judgement, and with compassion. Our inclusive space will be one of confidentiality, trust and a pace that you feel able to go at, and my hope is that we will work to resolve, or at least identify, some, if not all, of the reasons that you've decided to reach out.
As a qualified integrative therapist, respect is at the centre of my beliefs. I fervently believe that an individual, no matter who you are, should have the arena in which to be heard, without prejudice, without judgement, and with compassion. Our inclusive space will be one of confidentiality, trust and a pace that you feel able to go at, and my hope is that we will work to resolve, or at least identify, some, if not all, of the reasons that you've decided to reach out.
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Samantha Spencer
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services including in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services as well as remote delivery of CBT Therapy. I am a compassionate and committed to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services including in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services as well as remote delivery of CBT Therapy. I am a compassionate and committed to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
01453 701876 View 01453 701876
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Tetbury Counselling Service
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I am a fully qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor able to help you through any of lifes difficulties. Life is all about 'Relationships'. How we relate to ourselves, to others and to the world around us. In our modern fast paced and demanding world we can lose touch with who we are as an individual. We can get pulled in different directions for varying reasons, either in our personal relationships or professional. Stress, Anxiety and Depression along with life events can prevent us from realising our full potential and drag and hold us back. Trauma's at anytime in life can feel overwhelming and all consuming.
I am a fully qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor able to help you through any of lifes difficulties. Life is all about 'Relationships'. How we relate to ourselves, to others and to the world around us. In our modern fast paced and demanding world we can lose touch with who we are as an individual. We can get pulled in different directions for varying reasons, either in our personal relationships or professional. Stress, Anxiety and Depression along with life events can prevent us from realising our full potential and drag and hold us back. Trauma's at anytime in life can feel overwhelming and all consuming.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
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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Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
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Tracy Mendis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN6
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
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South Yorkshire CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Barnsley GL7
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
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Teresa Udell-Trauma Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watchfield SN6
There are times when we all need help in understanding the world around us and I can assist you to see things more clearly. My aim is to help you towards the realisation that you are able to make the best decisions for yourself, to enable you to cope in your day to day life. In my practice, I have helped my clients overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety.
There are times when we all need help in understanding the world around us and I can assist you to see things more clearly. My aim is to help you towards the realisation that you are able to make the best decisions for yourself, to enable you to cope in your day to day life. In my practice, I have helped my clients overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety.
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Sam Hewitt - Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) Reg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN26
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
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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.