Eating Disorders Counselling in Swindon

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Marianne Le Coyte Grinney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Systemic Psychotherapy can help a range of problems: Attachment difficulties, Eating disorders, School difficulties, Relationship distress, Alcohol and drug misuse.
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
Systemic Psychotherapy can help a range of problems: Attachment difficulties, Eating disorders, School difficulties, Relationship distress, Alcohol and drug misuse.
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
01793 378026 View 01793 378026
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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
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.
01666 331453 View 01666 331453
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Tracy Mendis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN5
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
Hurting? Unhappy? Confused? Need to talk to someone you can trust? I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a safe place where you can be truly heard - not judged or told what to do - and I work in whatever way is best for you and most appropriate to the circumstances that you are dealing with. Whatever you are facing - you don't have to do it alone. Together - we can find your way forward. I have 25 years experience in counselling & psychology and have worked in the UK and NZ. I work with adults and teenagers. I also offer supervision for practicing counsellors and enjoy working with counselling students.
01793 387141 View 01793 387141
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Natalie Clapham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Natalie and throughout my counselling journey I have worked alongside a range of clients from young to the elderly. I see each client as an individual with a unique story to tell. We have worked together on issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, low mood, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am here to allow you to be heard in a non-judgemental safe space and can offer time to work through any and all difficulties that you may be facing. I believe my clients have their own inner resources that are yet to be revealed which allows you to focus on your healing process.
Hi, my name is Natalie and throughout my counselling journey I have worked alongside a range of clients from young to the elderly. I see each client as an individual with a unique story to tell. We have worked together on issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, low mood, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am here to allow you to be heard in a non-judgemental safe space and can offer time to work through any and all difficulties that you may be facing. I believe my clients have their own inner resources that are yet to be revealed which allows you to focus on your healing process.
01793 540935 View 01793 540935
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Angela Alexsandra Warwick
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2  (Online Only)
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
01793 540574 View 01793 540574
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Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
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Sam Hewitt - Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) Reg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
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Theresa Bell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN4
I offer Counselling and Supervision. My background is in education, providing support for students from Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form/College, and University. While working with a diverse range of people, I have received specialist training for working with students and adults with Autism, ADHD, Asperger's and challenging behaviour. I have also previously worked in a Specialist Autistic (SRP) unit. I also work with adults and those that have received a late diagnosis to help accept, adjust and make sense of this impact on their lives and that of their family.
I offer Counselling and Supervision. My background is in education, providing support for students from Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form/College, and University. While working with a diverse range of people, I have received specialist training for working with students and adults with Autism, ADHD, Asperger's and challenging behaviour. I have also previously worked in a Specialist Autistic (SRP) unit. I also work with adults and those that have received a late diagnosis to help accept, adjust and make sense of this impact on their lives and that of their family.
01793 379659 View 01793 379659
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Katrina Flood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
01793 953043 View 01793 953043
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Charlotte Reynolds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Hi, I'm Charlotte. I am a qualified, BACP- registered psychotherapist with specific experience and training in trauma, bereavement and domestic abuse. I offer a compassionate and confidential space, supporting adults and young people who would like to develop an awareness of their inner world and its impact on their current challenges and ways of relating. Please visit my website www.pathfinderscounselling.co.uk
Hi, I'm Charlotte. I am a qualified, BACP- registered psychotherapist with specific experience and training in trauma, bereavement and domestic abuse. I offer a compassionate and confidential space, supporting adults and young people who would like to develop an awareness of their inner world and its impact on their current challenges and ways of relating. Please visit my website www.pathfinderscounselling.co.uk
01793 540468 View 01793 540468
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Sandra Estelle Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN4
My name is Sandra and I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor since 2013. For a lot of that time my work has been focused on working with the bereaved, both adults and children, helping them to understand their grief and finding ways to live with their loss. Through this work I have gained experience working with clients affected by a variety of tragedies, including suicide and the death of a child. I have also worked as a volunteer addiction counsellor, and as a facilitator for carers groups.
My name is Sandra and I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor since 2013. For a lot of that time my work has been focused on working with the bereaved, both adults and children, helping them to understand their grief and finding ways to live with their loss. Through this work I have gained experience working with clients affected by a variety of tragedies, including suicide and the death of a child. I have also worked as a volunteer addiction counsellor, and as a facilitator for carers groups.
01793 234426 View 01793 234426
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Flo Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN3
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
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Maxine O'Brien Sex & Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
This is an extremely troubling time, I am experienced in working online. I work with Individuals and couples with anxiety, depression and finding ways of coping. Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships can be extremely difficult. Our own feelings of shame can keep us feeling trapped and feel that there is nowhere to go. I offer a non judgemental space to be able to talk sensitively working to resolve issues. We will agree the focus of the work from the outset and keep this in mind throughout the journey together. We will work together to facilitate change in the areas you feel are needed.
This is an extremely troubling time, I am experienced in working online. I work with Individuals and couples with anxiety, depression and finding ways of coping. Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships can be extremely difficult. Our own feelings of shame can keep us feeling trapped and feel that there is nowhere to go. I offer a non judgemental space to be able to talk sensitively working to resolve issues. We will agree the focus of the work from the outset and keep this in mind throughout the journey together. We will work together to facilitate change in the areas you feel are needed.
01793 236275 View 01793 236275
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Anna Watson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
01793 540216 View 01793 540216
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Kathleen Kingsley-Hughes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN4
Maybe now is the right time to talk? Please contact me. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, insomnia, self-blame, shame, social anxiety, panic or low self-esteem. You may be going through divorce or break up, have a difficult partner or have strained family relationships or estrangement issues. Perhaps you are struggling with loneliness, isolation or social anxiety. Changes may be affecting your life, such as coming out as LGBTQ+, redundancy, adjusting to mid-life or an empty nest, menopause, retirement, career change, leaving military service, or health challenges.
Maybe now is the right time to talk? Please contact me. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, insomnia, self-blame, shame, social anxiety, panic or low self-esteem. You may be going through divorce or break up, have a difficult partner or have strained family relationships or estrangement issues. Perhaps you are struggling with loneliness, isolation or social anxiety. Changes may be affecting your life, such as coming out as LGBTQ+, redundancy, adjusting to mid-life or an empty nest, menopause, retirement, career change, leaving military service, or health challenges.
01407 880618 View 01407 880618
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Linda Kathryn Berkeley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
01793 234332 View 01793 234332
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Tracey Kassulke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN6
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working full time in my profession. It is very important to feel comfortable working with a counsellor with whom you have a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you feel at ease and accepted without judgement. I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we can discuss any queries you may have around counselling. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. I explain how I work and what you can expect from me. I work regularly with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, low mood, family concerns & bereavement
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working full time in my profession. It is very important to feel comfortable working with a counsellor with whom you have a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you feel at ease and accepted without judgement. I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we can discuss any queries you may have around counselling. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. I explain how I work and what you can expect from me. I work regularly with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, low mood, family concerns & bereavement
01793 540204 View 01793 540204
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Gillian Ann Price
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I have over 20 years experience. I am aware how important it is to find someone you can share with and work towards a better future. I offer you short/medium or longer term (up to one year) to raise your self awareness and understanding about your situation and work in a non judgemental way towards finding a better way forward or coming to terms with something that may have happened. We all have traumas in our lives and this can leave us feeling really dysregulated, anxious and struggling to cope. I offer you a tailored approach to counselling and draw on my experience and training to offer you a safe setting to explore YOU.
I have over 20 years experience. I am aware how important it is to find someone you can share with and work towards a better future. I offer you short/medium or longer term (up to one year) to raise your self awareness and understanding about your situation and work in a non judgemental way towards finding a better way forward or coming to terms with something that may have happened. We all have traumas in our lives and this can leave us feeling really dysregulated, anxious and struggling to cope. I offer you a tailored approach to counselling and draw on my experience and training to offer you a safe setting to explore YOU.
07785 568513 View 07785 568513
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Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN6
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
01344 948104 View 01344 948104
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Dr Sharon Harvey
PsychD
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years’ experience in the NHS in secondary care adult mental health services in Wiltshire and in private practice. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy to individuals across a wide range of distress, including anxiety/mood problems, relational difficulties and the impact of childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in trauma, shame-base difficulties and perinatal issues. I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years’ experience in the NHS in secondary care adult mental health services in Wiltshire and in private practice. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy to individuals across a wide range of distress, including anxiety/mood problems, relational difficulties and the impact of childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in trauma, shame-base difficulties and perinatal issues. I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists.
01249 479157 View 01249 479157

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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.