Eating Disorders Counselling in Stonehouse

Photo of Katherine D'Arcy Brown, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
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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Jon Macefield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
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Claire Parker
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
Hello and Welcome! If you, or a loved one, are looking for help with difficult life experiences or mental health struggles, then I am here to help. I understand the need for you to feel able to connect to a counsellor who can listen with real understanding and empathy. A person who will listen without judgement and help support you to reach your goals, and ultimately heal. I offer free 30 minute initial consultations, to see if I could be the counsellor you are looking for. I also offer specialist counselling for people with ADHD and Autism.
Hello and Welcome! If you, or a loved one, are looking for help with difficult life experiences or mental health struggles, then I am here to help. I understand the need for you to feel able to connect to a counsellor who can listen with real understanding and empathy. A person who will listen without judgement and help support you to reach your goals, and ultimately heal. I offer free 30 minute initial consultations, to see if I could be the counsellor you are looking for. I also offer specialist counselling for people with ADHD and Autism.
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Pinch of Positivity Centre
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for many years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons and offer flexible Integrative approaches to suit you. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for many years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons and offer flexible Integrative approaches to suit you. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
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Elaine Freeman Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
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Helen Pearce
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
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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Ellen Waterer - CBT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
Not accepting new clients
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
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Photo of Libbet Paravicini, BACP, Counsellor
Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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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Photo of Bonnie Grotjahn, Counsellor
Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
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Hannah Riches
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
My name is Hannah and I am passionate about women-centred counselling. I have been qualified as a midwife for 15 years and see counselling as an extension of this role. The word midwife means "with woman" and I see counselling as standing with people through life's highs, lows, changes and challenges. I truly believe that empowering women to tell their stories and make meaningful connections in their lives, is powerful and transformative. From our first steps into womanhood, through to the richness of later years - our stories as women encompass so much and hold such value, with enormous capacity for strength and transformation.
My name is Hannah and I am passionate about women-centred counselling. I have been qualified as a midwife for 15 years and see counselling as an extension of this role. The word midwife means "with woman" and I see counselling as standing with people through life's highs, lows, changes and challenges. I truly believe that empowering women to tell their stories and make meaningful connections in their lives, is powerful and transformative. From our first steps into womanhood, through to the richness of later years - our stories as women encompass so much and hold such value, with enormous capacity for strength and transformation.
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
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Helen James - Clear Skies Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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.
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Photo of Sam Southey, DCounsPsych, BPC, Counsellor
Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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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Rebecca Lazaro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
Hi, I'm Rebecca, I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor and a trauma-informed practitioner. Reaching out is the best thing you can do if you are struggling with difficult feelings that are affecting your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can offer you my undivided attention in a safe, confidential space, where I will listen to whatever problems you are experiencing, without judgements or expectations, and help you work your way through your difficulties at your own pace. I'm interested in you as an individual, and helping you understand what's happened in your life to make you the way you are, in all your uniqueness.
Hi, I'm Rebecca, I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor and a trauma-informed practitioner. Reaching out is the best thing you can do if you are struggling with difficult feelings that are affecting your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can offer you my undivided attention in a safe, confidential space, where I will listen to whatever problems you are experiencing, without judgements or expectations, and help you work your way through your difficulties at your own pace. I'm interested in you as an individual, and helping you understand what's happened in your life to make you the way you are, in all your uniqueness.
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Photo of Naomi Studden, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Naomi Studden
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (Online Only)
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
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Hege Usborne
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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.
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
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Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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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Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroud GL5
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
I have worked with many different presentations throughout my career in the NHS, Charity sector and HM Prison service. My experience and training can give you the confidence in my practice as I provide you with an individual approach; tailored to your specific needs and goals. Together we can explore how to improve your situation by equipping you with the necessary skills and techniques to move forward and maintain change.
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Elise Ann Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a somatic therapist & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand and befriend your self and nervous system; and how the past might live on in, & impact you in your present. We will collaboratively work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
I am a somatic therapist & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand and befriend your self and nervous system; and how the past might live on in, & impact you in your present. We will collaboratively work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
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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.