Eating Disorders Counselling in Ledbury

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Fiona Davis-Coleman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ledbury HR8
I work as an integrative psychotherapist and will tailor our sessions to your needs. I believe that we are all capable of transforming our lives. Profound and fundamental change occurs with the realisation that the most important relationship we will ever have is the relationship with ourselves.
I work as an integrative psychotherapist and will tailor our sessions to your needs. I believe that we are all capable of transforming our lives. Profound and fundamental change occurs with the realisation that the most important relationship we will ever have is the relationship with ourselves.
020 3910 6051 View 020 3910 6051
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Jan McWhir counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ledbury HR8
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
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Munise Sabri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ledbury HR8
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi Therapy is a tool to resolve the challenges in your life, to help you feel more confident and more in control, providing insight and showing you a path through the experiences that are part of being human. Life can put you in a lonely place, maybe too hard to cope with, complicated,challenging or confusing. I offer you the space for your story to be told, heard and understood in a confidential, non-judgmental safe space. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through".
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi Therapy is a tool to resolve the challenges in your life, to help you feel more confident and more in control, providing insight and showing you a path through the experiences that are part of being human. Life can put you in a lonely place, maybe too hard to cope with, complicated,challenging or confusing. I offer you the space for your story to be told, heard and understood in a confidential, non-judgmental safe space. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through".
020 8103 8596 View 020 8103 8596
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Pippa Haverly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ledbury HR8
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
01432 808278 View 01432 808278

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Elliot Downs
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newent GL18
I am a person centred counsellor, offering counselling in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their Ethical Framework. I work with my clients in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My priority has always been to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever you are feel you need to explore. I have a calm, empathic and engaging presence, which I hope will enable you to discover new avenues of thinking.
I am a person centred counsellor, offering counselling in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their Ethical Framework. I work with my clients in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My priority has always been to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever you are feel you need to explore. I have a calm, empathic and engaging presence, which I hope will enable you to discover new avenues of thinking.
01432 803476 View 01432 803476
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Malvern WR13
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.
01453 708236 View 01453 708236
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Renew the Mind
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newent GL18
You don’t have to struggle alone, we all need help at times. You may feel overwhelmed with anxiety or depression, have relationship difficulties, low self-confidence or be carrying trauma linked to your past. Whatever your troubles I am here to help you. With my support you can feel emotionally lighter and take more control of your life. This means that day to day life can feel easier to manage.
You don’t have to struggle alone, we all need help at times. You may feel overwhelmed with anxiety or depression, have relationship difficulties, low self-confidence or be carrying trauma linked to your past. Whatever your troubles I am here to help you. With my support you can feel emotionally lighter and take more control of your life. This means that day to day life can feel easier to manage.
01452 934633 View 01452 934633
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Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Malvern WR14
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.
01386 571336 View 01386 571336
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Dr Lucy Bassil
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Malvern WR13
I am a HCPC registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, working both within the NHS in adult community mental health settings and Private Practice. I have experience of working psychologically with clients across the lifespan and have a specialist interest in working with complex trauma, feelings of shame/self criticism and emotion regulation difficulties. I primarily work within a Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Framework; however, I utilise principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to compliment this.
I am a HCPC registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, working both within the NHS in adult community mental health settings and Private Practice. I have experience of working psychologically with clients across the lifespan and have a specialist interest in working with complex trauma, feelings of shame/self criticism and emotion regulation difficulties. I primarily work within a Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Framework; however, I utilise principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to compliment this.
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Helen Breakwell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Malvern WR14
I will give you the space to talk and explore what you're experiencing in a confidential setting. And help you find healthy coping strategies to develop long term ways of looking after your mental health. Sessions are online (anywhere in UK) or outdoors in the Malvern Hills. Client's feedback - 'Helen made me feel comfortable and listened to.' 'Helen gave me the strategies and tools to help myself in between our sessions, whilst being an invaluable source of comfort and strength.' 'Helen is an incredibly warm and comforting therapist who knew how to hold space for my plethora of emotions.' 'She was lovely and a great counsellor.'
I will give you the space to talk and explore what you're experiencing in a confidential setting. And help you find healthy coping strategies to develop long term ways of looking after your mental health. Sessions are online (anywhere in UK) or outdoors in the Malvern Hills. Client's feedback - 'Helen made me feel comfortable and listened to.' 'Helen gave me the strategies and tools to help myself in between our sessions, whilst being an invaluable source of comfort and strength.' 'Helen is an incredibly warm and comforting therapist who knew how to hold space for my plethora of emotions.' 'She was lovely and a great counsellor.'
01684 211458 View 01684 211458
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Felicity Tutton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Malvern WR14
Welcome. I offer warm, relational support to adults, teenagers and couples bringing issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, marital or family relationship difficulties, bereavement, spirituality and faith matters. I have special interest, training and experience in working with attachment issues trauma and abuse, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociation, personality adaptations, somatic and embodied processes. Early on, we will explore your hopes, fears and goals for therapy. I use a confidential, creatively equipped indoor room with access to private outdoor natural space
Welcome. I offer warm, relational support to adults, teenagers and couples bringing issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, marital or family relationship difficulties, bereavement, spirituality and faith matters. I have special interest, training and experience in working with attachment issues trauma and abuse, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociation, personality adaptations, somatic and embodied processes. Early on, we will explore your hopes, fears and goals for therapy. I use a confidential, creatively equipped indoor room with access to private outdoor natural space
01684 215938 View 01684 215938
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Sabine Spires
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Malvern WR14
Do you feel anxious...overwhelmed… exhausted… stuck… wanting to run… scared… angry… or numb? Do you feel in need of a space, free of judgement, warm and compassionate, where you can make sense of your emotions and regain control of your life? I would like to provide this space to you. Alongside practicing as a counsellor I have worked now for over 3 years in a Lifestyle Coaching Project funded by the NHS, supporting clients who struggled to improve their physical and mental health. People often find themselves in a vicious cycle, trying to follow the advice given to them. When it doesn't work they feel like a failure.
Do you feel anxious...overwhelmed… exhausted… stuck… wanting to run… scared… angry… or numb? Do you feel in need of a space, free of judgement, warm and compassionate, where you can make sense of your emotions and regain control of your life? I would like to provide this space to you. Alongside practicing as a counsellor I have worked now for over 3 years in a Lifestyle Coaching Project funded by the NHS, supporting clients who struggled to improve their physical and mental health. People often find themselves in a vicious cycle, trying to follow the advice given to them. When it doesn't work they feel like a failure.
01684 219805 View 01684 219805

Online Therapists

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Inside Out Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton-le-Willows WA12
I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental approach; providing you the space to explore your feelings in a supportive environment. The approaches I am trained in range from Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Transactional Analysis. As every individual is unique, these models provide me with the flexibility to match your needs and how you like to work.
I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental approach; providing you the space to explore your feelings in a supportive environment. The approaches I am trained in range from Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Transactional Analysis. As every individual is unique, these models provide me with the flexibility to match your needs and how you like to work.
01744 419666 View 01744 419666
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Counselling and Play Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
17 years of counselling and 10 years of Play Therapy experience supporting children, teens and adults. Holistic person centred approach incorporating other therapeutic modalities when beneficial. Empathic and intuitive approach to supporting your exploration of self and any circumstances that you may be struggling with. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
17 years of counselling and 10 years of Play Therapy experience supporting children, teens and adults. Holistic person centred approach incorporating other therapeutic modalities when beneficial. Empathic and intuitive approach to supporting your exploration of self and any circumstances that you may be struggling with. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
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Claire Louise Burton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Worcester WR1
I have experience working with a diverse range of presenting problems including: depression, anxiety, neurodiversity, eating disorders, gender identity, trauma, loss, abuse, addiction, and other areas.
I believe we are all experts of our own lives - however, sometimes we can lose that feeling of being in control. In the counselling room, the space is yours to explore your path and bring clarity and self awareness to difficult situations, both past and present. When we embark upon this journey, it is led by you, in an environment that I hope provides you with safety and confidence to explore whatever it is you wish, knowing that it is confidential and yours to use however you need.
I have experience working with a diverse range of presenting problems including: depression, anxiety, neurodiversity, eating disorders, gender identity, trauma, loss, abuse, addiction, and other areas.
I believe we are all experts of our own lives - however, sometimes we can lose that feeling of being in control. In the counselling room, the space is yours to explore your path and bring clarity and self awareness to difficult situations, both past and present. When we embark upon this journey, it is led by you, in an environment that I hope provides you with safety and confidence to explore whatever it is you wish, knowing that it is confidential and yours to use however you need.
01452 941762 View 01452 941762
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Caitlin Cheale
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracknell RG12
Are you feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life? Are you a mum struggling with the ups and downs of parenthood? Is your child struggling to manage big feelings and you don't know where to turn? I am here to help. I have over a decade of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adult women facing challenging times. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, perinatal mental health, eating disorders, self-harm, and chronic illness. I provide both short-term, goal focused therapy and long-term work where we can explore your past and how it impacts your present.
Are you feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life? Are you a mum struggling with the ups and downs of parenthood? Is your child struggling to manage big feelings and you don't know where to turn? I am here to help. I have over a decade of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adult women facing challenging times. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, perinatal mental health, eating disorders, self-harm, and chronic illness. I provide both short-term, goal focused therapy and long-term work where we can explore your past and how it impacts your present.
01344 949273 View 01344 949273
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Leanne Elizabeth Connelly
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK4
Hi, My name is Leanne , thank you for clicking on my profile. I offer a friendly, non judgemental, confidential space for you to be heard. For the last few years I worked with leading abuse and bereavement charities supporting people who have experienced trauma, domestic abuse and loss. In addition to this , I have extensive experience utilising therapies to help anxiety, trauma, OCD , eating disorders and I am qualified to work with young people ages 8-18 . I am passionate about supporting clients with honesty, warmth and openess bringing both expertise and empathy to your sessions. Together , we can make a happier you.
Hi, My name is Leanne , thank you for clicking on my profile. I offer a friendly, non judgemental, confidential space for you to be heard. For the last few years I worked with leading abuse and bereavement charities supporting people who have experienced trauma, domestic abuse and loss. In addition to this , I have extensive experience utilising therapies to help anxiety, trauma, OCD , eating disorders and I am qualified to work with young people ages 8-18 . I am passionate about supporting clients with honesty, warmth and openess bringing both expertise and empathy to your sessions. Together , we can make a happier you.
0161 694 6235 View 0161 694 6235
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Fiona Clare Hayden
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I have been a counsellor for nearly ten years and within that time I have an extensive knowledge of most difficulties. I initially trained on placement for 2 years alongside my diploma within the Swan Project they specialise in Addiction and Trauma. I have successfully worked with many clients but not limited to Addiction, Trauma, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQIA, Childhood sex abuse, Childhood neglect, Domestic violence, Rape, PTSD and Eating disorders. I particularly enjoy working with neurodiversity including teenagers as I have my own personal journey and I feel this helps add an extra layer of empathy and understanding.
I have been a counsellor for nearly ten years and within that time I have an extensive knowledge of most difficulties. I initially trained on placement for 2 years alongside my diploma within the Swan Project they specialise in Addiction and Trauma. I have successfully worked with many clients but not limited to Addiction, Trauma, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQIA, Childhood sex abuse, Childhood neglect, Domestic violence, Rape, PTSD and Eating disorders. I particularly enjoy working with neurodiversity including teenagers as I have my own personal journey and I feel this helps add an extra layer of empathy and understanding.
0117 463 9258 View 0117 463 9258
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Michael Dee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL3
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.
01926 293629 View 01926 293629
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Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Damerham SP6
I have experience with depression, anxiety, family relationships, addictions, eating disorders, loss and grief, OCD, bullying, abuse and low self-esteem to name but a few.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
I have experience with depression, anxiety, family relationships, addictions, eating disorders, loss and grief, OCD, bullying, abuse and low self-esteem to name but a few.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
07894 955242 View 07894 955242
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.