Eating Disorders Counselling in Coventry

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Dimitra Theofili
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV2
I have experience in the following areas: Couple counselling, Eating disorders - disordered eating, Obesity and Nutrition, Binge eating, Child therapy, DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Addictions, Depression, Anger, Anxiety, Stress, Gender and Identity issues Bereavement and loss.
I am a qualified therapist, drawing from approaches such as - Systemic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Forensic Psychology. I have a Master Practitioner Advanced Diploma through the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) who are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have extended training in Systemic and family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, forensic psychology and criminology (MSc), educational psychology and dyslexia, eating disorders counselling, sex and porn addiction. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have experience in the following areas: Couple counselling, Eating disorders - disordered eating, Obesity and Nutrition, Binge eating, Child therapy, DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Addictions, Depression, Anger, Anxiety, Stress, Gender and Identity issues Bereavement and loss.
I am a qualified therapist, drawing from approaches such as - Systemic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Forensic Psychology. I have a Master Practitioner Advanced Diploma through the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) who are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have extended training in Systemic and family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, forensic psychology and criminology (MSc), educational psychology and dyslexia, eating disorders counselling, sex and porn addiction. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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Camilla Faith Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV5  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy helps the person with relationships, roles, perceptions, beliefs and other struggles within the self. There are times in life when it can be hard to cope with difficult situations and challenging problems. Psychotherapy can provide a therapeutic encounter where together we can make sense of unwanted feelings and thoughts. Symptoms can be understood as manifestations of distress and their meanings can be explored together with care and respect. The aim is to make life happier, easier to live and invite creativity and growth in the person.
Psychotherapy helps the person with relationships, roles, perceptions, beliefs and other struggles within the self. There are times in life when it can be hard to cope with difficult situations and challenging problems. Psychotherapy can provide a therapeutic encounter where together we can make sense of unwanted feelings and thoughts. Symptoms can be understood as manifestations of distress and their meanings can be explored together with care and respect. The aim is to make life happier, easier to live and invite creativity and growth in the person.
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Lyndsay Goulding
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV1
I am an experienced CBT therapist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, improve emotional regulation and the development of personal coping strategies. This enables individuals to work through and overcome difficult issues. I work with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, anger issues, rape & sexual abuse or anything that is important to you. I work one-on-one to help uncover the source of stress, pain, resentment, frustration in a person's life and develop the skills you need to resolve difficult issues.
I am an experienced CBT therapist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, improve emotional regulation and the development of personal coping strategies. This enables individuals to work through and overcome difficult issues. I work with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, anger issues, rape & sexual abuse or anything that is important to you. I work one-on-one to help uncover the source of stress, pain, resentment, frustration in a person's life and develop the skills you need to resolve difficult issues.
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Jay McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coventry CV3
Do you feel like you’ve been living life in hard mode for too long? I am here to support you in finding your way from struggling to thriving. I am an experienced counsellor specialising in supporting neurodivergent (inc. autism, ADHD, & BPD) and LGBTQ+ clients. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or feeling stuck, I am here to offer you a space to bring all of that, openly, without judgement. I take a person-centred approach, not seeing you as broken or in need of fixing, but rather offering you a space to make sense of things and feel wholly accepted just as you are. I have extensive experience supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
Do you feel like you’ve been living life in hard mode for too long? I am here to support you in finding your way from struggling to thriving. I am an experienced counsellor specialising in supporting neurodivergent (inc. autism, ADHD, & BPD) and LGBTQ+ clients. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or feeling stuck, I am here to offer you a space to bring all of that, openly, without judgement. I take a person-centred approach, not seeing you as broken or in need of fixing, but rather offering you a space to make sense of things and feel wholly accepted just as you are. I have extensive experience supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
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Marianne Trent
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Coventry CV7  (Online Only)
I love working with people, getting to know you and hearing your story. I believe that we are all unique. One of the things I love most about my work is the privilege of seeing someone begin to thrive and to enjoy their life again. I love helping to find some inner calm, clarity of thought and to be practicing self compassion as part of their everyday lives. I work in a bespoke way, tailor making my approach to each person. However, that said, everyone's needs compassion and so a compassion focused therapy approach runs through all of my work. I am most definitely a human first and a psychologist second.
I love working with people, getting to know you and hearing your story. I believe that we are all unique. One of the things I love most about my work is the privilege of seeing someone begin to thrive and to enjoy their life again. I love helping to find some inner calm, clarity of thought and to be practicing self compassion as part of their everyday lives. I work in a bespoke way, tailor making my approach to each person. However, that said, everyone's needs compassion and so a compassion focused therapy approach runs through all of my work. I am most definitely a human first and a psychologist second.
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Harpal Singh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV1
Are you feeling really low and depressed and anxious but don't know why? You are stuck and do not know how to overcome this feeling....Thinking about counselling can be quite daunting and not knowing what to expect can be quite frightening.
Are you feeling really low and depressed and anxious but don't know why? You are stuck and do not know how to overcome this feeling....Thinking about counselling can be quite daunting and not knowing what to expect can be quite frightening.
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Hayley Louise online Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coventry CV6
I'm Hayley I am a Post graduate trained therapist and an accredited member of the BACP. I haved lived experience of neuro diversity and trauma.   Within the rush of modern daily life our emotional health is often neglected and this can begin to impact on our wellbeing. I would like to offer you a safe space to sit and talk through whatever may be weighing heavy on your shoulders.Counselling can help with help with, Anxiety,Depression,Trauma,ADHD,Autism,Low self-esteem,Family issues,Low self-confidence, romantic and peer relationships.
I'm Hayley I am a Post graduate trained therapist and an accredited member of the BACP. I haved lived experience of neuro diversity and trauma.   Within the rush of modern daily life our emotional health is often neglected and this can begin to impact on our wellbeing. I would like to offer you a safe space to sit and talk through whatever may be weighing heavy on your shoulders.Counselling can help with help with, Anxiety,Depression,Trauma,ADHD,Autism,Low self-esteem,Family issues,Low self-confidence, romantic and peer relationships.
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James Etherson
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coventry CV5
Hello and welcome! My name is James, and I have been working as an integrative, holistic and empathetic Psychotherapist for the past four years, here to offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space for you. Life can present us with a host of obstacles and challenges which can affect our day-to-day which is very normal and common, and we need to process, understand and address how we are feeling and being affected, and counselling can help with providing dedicated space and time for you to understand your emotions. I offer counselling virtually, telephone or face-to-face
Hello and welcome! My name is James, and I have been working as an integrative, holistic and empathetic Psychotherapist for the past four years, here to offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space for you. Life can present us with a host of obstacles and challenges which can affect our day-to-day which is very normal and common, and we need to process, understand and address how we are feeling and being affected, and counselling can help with providing dedicated space and time for you to understand your emotions. I offer counselling virtually, telephone or face-to-face
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Eira Smith
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Coventry CV5
I am flexible with the hours I work via telephone or video webcam and face to face sessions. I am fully qualified and have 31 years experience in counselling practice. I worked for 17 years in education, counselling students, of all ages, and as a counselling trainer. During that time I began my Private practice from home, counselling employees from all walks of life through the Employee Assistance Programme over the last 28 years. If its change you are looking for in your life, then contact me for a confidential assessment session . This will enable both of us to see if we can work towards your preferred future.
I am flexible with the hours I work via telephone or video webcam and face to face sessions. I am fully qualified and have 31 years experience in counselling practice. I worked for 17 years in education, counselling students, of all ages, and as a counselling trainer. During that time I began my Private practice from home, counselling employees from all walks of life through the Employee Assistance Programme over the last 28 years. If its change you are looking for in your life, then contact me for a confidential assessment session . This will enable both of us to see if we can work towards your preferred future.
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Inspire To Achieve
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coventry CV1
As an experienced qualified counsellor, I am passionate about establishing a professional therapeutic relationship. I feel this connection enables us to build trust and work collaboratively to explore the difficulties you may be experiencing. A fundamental component of my work is to support clients to find inner peace and balance in life. Also to explore your current situation, find acceptance and bring about meaningful change. Through a process of growth, self-awareness and self-discovery together we can achieve your goals.
As an experienced qualified counsellor, I am passionate about establishing a professional therapeutic relationship. I feel this connection enables us to build trust and work collaboratively to explore the difficulties you may be experiencing. A fundamental component of my work is to support clients to find inner peace and balance in life. Also to explore your current situation, find acceptance and bring about meaningful change. Through a process of growth, self-awareness and self-discovery together we can achieve your goals.
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Melissa Chauhan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV6
Consultant Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults, young people & families. I have worked in a variety of multi-disciplinary mental health & private settings. Key skills include, Therapy, Training & Consultation. Skills are designed to manage emotional distress and aid emotional regulation to elicit long term positive change.
Consultant Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults, young people & families. I have worked in a variety of multi-disciplinary mental health & private settings. Key skills include, Therapy, Training & Consultation. Skills are designed to manage emotional distress and aid emotional regulation to elicit long term positive change.
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Aisha Ahmed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV3  (Online Only)
My name is Aisha Ahmed. I specialise in working with children and young people aged from 4 to 25 remotely. My role is to support individuals enabling them to express themselves freely through exploring their thoughts and feelings. I am committed to ensuring children and young people are in a safe, comfortable environment and are respected and listened to during therapy. I work with clients using various techniques whether it involves working together to find solutions or listening, allowing the client to express themselves freely. I will do my best to ensure a non-judgmental space where the client and I are able to work together.
My name is Aisha Ahmed. I specialise in working with children and young people aged from 4 to 25 remotely. My role is to support individuals enabling them to express themselves freely through exploring their thoughts and feelings. I am committed to ensuring children and young people are in a safe, comfortable environment and are respected and listened to during therapy. I work with clients using various techniques whether it involves working together to find solutions or listening, allowing the client to express themselves freely. I will do my best to ensure a non-judgmental space where the client and I are able to work together.
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Karine Harber
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Coventry CV1
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
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Considered Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV7
We all experience different states, sometimes changing too quickly to catch ourselves, sometimes not changing as fast as we need them too. I am a therapist that will work with you however you are feeling. I will meet you, your authentic self, where you are at during our session times together. I'm Annie, I am an engaging, supportive and encouraging therapist and will hold your best interests and wellbeing at the heart of the process.
We all experience different states, sometimes changing too quickly to catch ourselves, sometimes not changing as fast as we need them too. I am a therapist that will work with you however you are feeling. I will meet you, your authentic self, where you are at during our session times together. I'm Annie, I am an engaging, supportive and encouraging therapist and will hold your best interests and wellbeing at the heart of the process.
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Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV35
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I am a highly experienced EMDR Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
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The Eyris Practice
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Coventry CV3
The impact of difficult life experiences can adversely affect our mental well-being or interpersonal relationships at any time in our lives.Such life occurances may include truama, a bereavement or experiencing anxiety and depression. I use a person centred approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with you. This helps over time to support you in gaining insight and understanding of the emotional and mental difficulties you're experiencing. I provide a safe space to listen to you and identify the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs.I offer both face to face and online therapy to suit your individual needs.
The impact of difficult life experiences can adversely affect our mental well-being or interpersonal relationships at any time in our lives.Such life occurances may include truama, a bereavement or experiencing anxiety and depression. I use a person centred approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with you. This helps over time to support you in gaining insight and understanding of the emotional and mental difficulties you're experiencing. I provide a safe space to listen to you and identify the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs.I offer both face to face and online therapy to suit your individual needs.
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Rupinder Sandhu
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV3
Hi, my name is Rimpy Sandhu. I have been working as a volunteer as well as in my private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 10 years . I know it can be very scary and difficult to talk about your issues, revisit those painful memories. Sometimes it’s hard to recognise and express your own feelings. I offer a professional, supportive, confidential, nonjudgmental and ethical therapy in order to help with your presenting issues. Counselling helps you to understand yourself and to find coping strategies to deal with the day to day difficulties you might be facing.
Hi, my name is Rimpy Sandhu. I have been working as a volunteer as well as in my private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 10 years . I know it can be very scary and difficult to talk about your issues, revisit those painful memories. Sometimes it’s hard to recognise and express your own feelings. I offer a professional, supportive, confidential, nonjudgmental and ethical therapy in order to help with your presenting issues. Counselling helps you to understand yourself and to find coping strategies to deal with the day to day difficulties you might be facing.
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Jane Oneill
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Coventry CV1
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
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Donna Marie Periam
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV1
Hello my name is Donna. The decision to see a counsellor can be very frightening, but if you are reading this, then you have made a very brave step with your own self care. There are times in our lives, especially in current times when we are instructed to self Isolate, when it is even more important to have someone to talk too. I will make every attempt to provide you with a safe and comfortable space in which to explore whatever may be concerning you. My main aim is provide a safe, non- judgemental space where we can build an open & honest relationship.
Hello my name is Donna. The decision to see a counsellor can be very frightening, but if you are reading this, then you have made a very brave step with your own self care. There are times in our lives, especially in current times when we are instructed to self Isolate, when it is even more important to have someone to talk too. I will make every attempt to provide you with a safe and comfortable space in which to explore whatever may be concerning you. My main aim is provide a safe, non- judgemental space where we can build an open & honest relationship.
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Swan Counselling Services - Tracey Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV3
It can seem like the hardest thing to do to access counselling, but it can be life changing if you take that first step. You may not be entirely clear on what you want but just have a feeling that things don't feel right and you have decided that you want to understand what, why and how to refocus and live the life you feel is best for you. Or perhaps you are very aware of a struggle with difficulties, which may already be formally diagnosed by another professional, and you want to regain some control instead of feeling that these issues take over. I can support people in achieving their goals wherever they are in their journey.
It can seem like the hardest thing to do to access counselling, but it can be life changing if you take that first step. You may not be entirely clear on what you want but just have a feeling that things don't feel right and you have decided that you want to understand what, why and how to refocus and live the life you feel is best for you. Or perhaps you are very aware of a struggle with difficulties, which may already be formally diagnosed by another professional, and you want to regain some control instead of feeling that these issues take over. I can support people in achieving their goals wherever they are in their journey.
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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.