Eating Disorders Counselling in Kenilworth

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Dimitra Theofili
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
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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Dr Caterina Pasi
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
Life doesn't really go as expected and finding the right support is key to move forward. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in combination with Systemic therapy allowing a tailored approach based on clients needs. CBT is aimed to support clients identifying the triggers and the dynamics that hide behind their difficulties, learning coping strategies to deal with them. Systemic therapy is often considered an approach to treat families and groups however, it also effectively apply to individuals.
Life doesn't really go as expected and finding the right support is key to move forward. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in combination with Systemic therapy allowing a tailored approach based on clients needs. CBT is aimed to support clients identifying the triggers and the dynamics that hide behind their difficulties, learning coping strategies to deal with them. Systemic therapy is often considered an approach to treat families and groups however, it also effectively apply to individuals.
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Mandie Bartle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
At any time in our lives events can take over leaving us feeling anxious or depressed; or early negative experiences or trauma can replay in our mind, causing distress. My belief is that each individual is the person best placed to make the right decisions about themselves, however, there are times when we can lose sight of who we are and feel taken over by negative thoughts, feelings and responses that seem to work at odds with the life we want to lead. Counselling can help to make sense of these thoughts, feelings and responses and explore options for change by providing a safe space where you will be heard and respected.
At any time in our lives events can take over leaving us feeling anxious or depressed; or early negative experiences or trauma can replay in our mind, causing distress. My belief is that each individual is the person best placed to make the right decisions about themselves, however, there are times when we can lose sight of who we are and feel taken over by negative thoughts, feelings and responses that seem to work at odds with the life we want to lead. Counselling can help to make sense of these thoughts, feelings and responses and explore options for change by providing a safe space where you will be heard and respected.
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Úna McNulty
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
The ultimate gift we can give another person is to understand them deeply. The art of connecting with others is a skill I have honed, which enables me a better understanding of my clients needs, and issues. My clients matter to me, it is a privilege to walk side by side at their pace as I see their relationship with self increase along with self awareness. An attuned and compassionate relationship with my clients is the key to psychological growth and transformation.
The ultimate gift we can give another person is to understand them deeply. The art of connecting with others is a skill I have honed, which enables me a better understanding of my clients needs, and issues. My clients matter to me, it is a privilege to walk side by side at their pace as I see their relationship with self increase along with self awareness. An attuned and compassionate relationship with my clients is the key to psychological growth and transformation.
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Rachael Buswell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenilworth CV8
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a welcoming, confidential, non judgemental space for children and young people to explore their thoughts, feelings, relationships and life experiences. Having the space to focus on themselves and process how they think, feel and experience can be transformative and provide relief, clarity and hope. I have a warm and down to earth personality and I respect individual uniqueness and circumstances. I am skilled in building meaningful and trustworthy counselling relationships with children and young people so that they can engage in the therapeutic process and move forward in their lives and their development.
I offer a welcoming, confidential, non judgemental space for children and young people to explore their thoughts, feelings, relationships and life experiences. Having the space to focus on themselves and process how they think, feel and experience can be transformative and provide relief, clarity and hope. I have a warm and down to earth personality and I respect individual uniqueness and circumstances. I am skilled in building meaningful and trustworthy counselling relationships with children and young people so that they can engage in the therapeutic process and move forward in their lives and their development.
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Sarah Louise Bailey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
As a qualified counsellor and lecturer in counselling my aim is to provide positive and solution-focused outcomes from therapy. While I provide general counselling services, I specialise in working with children and young people who suffer from a broad range of mental health issues. These include low mood, depression, anxiety, disordered eating and those affected by sexual abuse, as well as those on the autistic spectrum. My approach is one of bespoke collaboration and regular assurance, involving the family as a whole wherever possible.
As a qualified counsellor and lecturer in counselling my aim is to provide positive and solution-focused outcomes from therapy. While I provide general counselling services, I specialise in working with children and young people who suffer from a broad range of mental health issues. These include low mood, depression, anxiety, disordered eating and those affected by sexual abuse, as well as those on the autistic spectrum. My approach is one of bespoke collaboration and regular assurance, involving the family as a whole wherever possible.
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James Etherson
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenilworth CV8
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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Clair Ray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
I imagine you are considering how therapy may be supportive to you at this time. You could be experiencing specific difficulties, feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Maybe you are simply seeking more helpful and satisfying ways to live and improve professional or intimate relationship's. I welcome your unique concerns and offer a warm approach backed with clinical experience. I aim to offer a safe place where you feel respected and supported as we give attention to the challenges that may be at times difficult, uncomfortable or frustrating. Together we can work towards improved hope and outcomes that may be much needed or desired.
I imagine you are considering how therapy may be supportive to you at this time. You could be experiencing specific difficulties, feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Maybe you are simply seeking more helpful and satisfying ways to live and improve professional or intimate relationship's. I welcome your unique concerns and offer a warm approach backed with clinical experience. I aim to offer a safe place where you feel respected and supported as we give attention to the challenges that may be at times difficult, uncomfortable or frustrating. Together we can work towards improved hope and outcomes that may be much needed or desired.
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Lyndsay Goulding
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
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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Fiona Adams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
Hello and welcome. Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we would like it to go, with the everyday struggles that can sometimes just feel too much. At times the challenges of life can make us feel out of control, leaving us feeling lost, anxious, scared, depressed or even angry. At Footsteps counselling, I offer a safe and confidential space that will allow you to work through your struggles and explore your thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting. I can help you to gain insight and understanding on what it is that may be making you feel the way you do, and help you through those difficult times.
Hello and welcome. Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we would like it to go, with the everyday struggles that can sometimes just feel too much. At times the challenges of life can make us feel out of control, leaving us feeling lost, anxious, scared, depressed or even angry. At Footsteps counselling, I offer a safe and confidential space that will allow you to work through your struggles and explore your thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting. I can help you to gain insight and understanding on what it is that may be making you feel the way you do, and help you through those difficult times.
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Katie Brazier
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Kenilworth CV8
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
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Sophie Killip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
My therapeutic approach is integrative which involves using a range of evidence-based approaches, such as CBT for Eating Disorders, the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment, Intuitive Eating, and Internal Family Systems.
Hello! I'm Sophie, a qualified therapist specialising in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, and confidence. With over 7 years of international experience in England, Canada, and the US, I support teenagers and adults to build better relationships with food and their body. Perhaps you're in your 20s or 30s, or maybe you're at school or university, feeling anxious and overwhelmed by all-consuming thoughts about what you've eaten and how you look. My online practice, Food Body Self, offers individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops and talks.
My therapeutic approach is integrative which involves using a range of evidence-based approaches, such as CBT for Eating Disorders, the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment, Intuitive Eating, and Internal Family Systems.
Hello! I'm Sophie, a qualified therapist specialising in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, and confidence. With over 7 years of international experience in England, Canada, and the US, I support teenagers and adults to build better relationships with food and their body. Perhaps you're in your 20s or 30s, or maybe you're at school or university, feeling anxious and overwhelmed by all-consuming thoughts about what you've eaten and how you look. My online practice, Food Body Self, offers individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops and talks.
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Joe Mimnagh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
Many of my client’s present difficulties with; relationships, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, work related stress, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders and problems with alcohol or drugs.
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
Many of my client’s present difficulties with; relationships, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, work related stress, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders and problems with alcohol or drugs.
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
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Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32
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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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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Christine Gregory
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV32  (Online Only)
The idea of entering therapy can feel daunting, at what may already be a difficult and overwhelming time. It’s essential you find a counsellor you feel comfortable sharing things with and I don't want you to pay for my time until you know we’re the right fit. That’s why I offer a free 15-minute online chat to understand your situation, needs and how I might help. Whatever your circumstances, we can explore your situation and what it means to you together.
The idea of entering therapy can feel daunting, at what may already be a difficult and overwhelming time. It’s essential you find a counsellor you feel comfortable sharing things with and I don't want you to pay for my time until you know we’re the right fit. That’s why I offer a free 15-minute online chat to understand your situation, needs and how I might help. Whatever your circumstances, we can explore your situation and what it means to you together.
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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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Considered Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ansty 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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Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leamington Spa CV31
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
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Tees Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Warwick CV34  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lucy a fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people suffering in their mental health. I'm qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, ACT and EMDR (Trauma therapy). I've worked with people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and psychosis using my knowledge and warm, caring approach to support and guide each person forwards. Whether it's working on difficulties managing emotions or generally feeling flat, overwhelmed and just needing some extra support we can work on it together. We'll set goals and work as a Team putting your self care needs first.
Hi, I'm Lucy a fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people suffering in their mental health. I'm qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, ACT and EMDR (Trauma therapy). I've worked with people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and psychosis using my knowledge and warm, caring approach to support and guide each person forwards. Whether it's working on difficulties managing emotions or generally feeling flat, overwhelmed and just needing some extra support we can work on it together. We'll set goals and work as a Team putting your self care needs first.
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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.