Eating Disorders Counselling in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
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.
01789 331117 View 01789 331117
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Karen McDonald. Arts Psychotherapist - Dramatherapist
MA
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
I offer a safe, empathic, & open creative space for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Dramatherapy offers a unique creative psychotherapy. You will have the freedom to communicate in different ways, find your own way of working and access your inner resources. I will keep you safe and provide a range of creative therapeutic approaches which meet your needs as a whole person, help you develop the internal skills to manage pain & distress, and offer opportunities for change. It’s a privilege to work alongside and guide people as they express themselves, explore their difficulties and find their own path of healing.
01789 335862 View 01789 335862
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Polly Jennens
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Are you feeling "how do I deal with this" or "how can I change things" and you just don't know where to start.........then I can help. Counselling can make a huge difference to how you live your life. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and you're certainly not alone if you are finding making the first move quite daunting. I provide a quiet, safe space where you can freely discuss your fears, worries, hopes and dreams without judgement. This will allow you to gain a greater understanding of where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there.
Are you feeling "how do I deal with this" or "how can I change things" and you just don't know where to start.........then I can help. Counselling can make a huge difference to how you live your life. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and you're certainly not alone if you are finding making the first move quite daunting. I provide a quiet, safe space where you can freely discuss your fears, worries, hopes and dreams without judgement. This will allow you to gain a greater understanding of where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there.
01789 331102 View 01789 331102
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Clare Welch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
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.
01789 331271 View 01789 331271
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
07480 537425 View 07480 537425
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Sasha Hvidsten
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
01527 919209 View 01527 919209
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Therapy Centre Services provides affordable and accessible counselling sessions for clients across the UK via Zoom or telephone. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, or to think about counselling, and provide a confidential and safe place for you to talk to one of our Counsellors. All of our team work in a non-judgemental way, listening to you, hearing you and helping you to work through the issues that you are experiencing.
Therapy Centre Services provides affordable and accessible counselling sessions for clients across the UK via Zoom or telephone. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, or to think about counselling, and provide a confidential and safe place for you to talk to one of our Counsellors. All of our team work in a non-judgemental way, listening to you, hearing you and helping you to work through the issues that you are experiencing.
01386 576960 View 01386 576960
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Natalie kynoch counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
01223 919487 View 01223 919487
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Gerry Ritchie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
01242 395274 View 01242 395274
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Rupinder Sandhu
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
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.
01926 958987 View 01926 958987
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Swan Counselling Services - Tracey Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
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.
01455 247702 View 01455 247702
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Fiona Adams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
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.
01926 357142 View 01926 357142
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Chelsea Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a specialist Children & Young Person (CYP) counsellor, as well as working with adults. I have extensive experience in supporting Children's Mental health. Including placement work with Place2Be, The Children's Society, a support worker in an Eating Disorder Hospital, working on helplines and various childcare settings, including working as a Designated Safeguarding Lead. I currently work with a local charity in Gloucestershire called TIC+ as a peripatetic CYP Counsellor.
I am a specialist Children & Young Person (CYP) counsellor, as well as working with adults. I have extensive experience in supporting Children's Mental health. Including placement work with Place2Be, The Children's Society, a support worker in an Eating Disorder Hospital, working on helplines and various childcare settings, including working as a Designated Safeguarding Lead. I currently work with a local charity in Gloucestershire called TIC+ as a peripatetic CYP Counsellor.
01386 577290 View 01386 577290

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Emily Mitchell at MindStudio
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Evesham WR11
My current areas of specialism include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, anger and relationship issues.
I offer a professional Psychotherapy, Counselling or Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Service at MindStudio, a contemporary in person and online wellness studio based in Northern Cotswolds. I have been privileged to work with many people who have felt overwhelmed, lost or stuck at times in their life. Working with a therapist can provide a consistent sense of support, as well as short and long-term relief from issues you are facing. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe that therapy can allow you to begin to make sense of overwhelming feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
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Sharon Fox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alcester B49
As an Integrative Counsellor, I offer a variety of counselling styles to suit your individual needs including Person Centred Therapy, Single Session Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, CBT, CEBT Eating Disorders), EFT and Outdoor Therapy.
Hi, my name is Sharon and I am a Psychotherapist based in Redditch offering face to face, phone and online therapy. I work online with clients from across the UK. I work with adults and young people age 13+ to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. As a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist and an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I offer a relaxed and supportive space to talk. Whether you are looking for a brief, solution focussed approach or to work for longer on deeper issues, I can provide a safe, confidential environment to explore your concerns.
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Joe Mimnagh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Warwick CV34
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.
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Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newbold on Stour CV37  (Online Only)
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Rachel Nash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chipping Campden GL55
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James Etherson
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warwick CV34
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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.
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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.