Eating Disorders Counselling in Tewkesbury

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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
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.
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Julie Jakeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tewkesbury GL20
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
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Jan McWhir counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
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.
01684 215917 View 01684 215917
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Dr Lucy Bassil
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
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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Dr Kirsten Keighley - Binge Eating Therapist
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pershore WR10
I specialise in eating disorders and have 17 years’ experience as a behaviour change and obesity prevention scientist at Cambridge University. I support people with binge eating, emotional eating, weight loss struggles, and bulimia. I help clients discover and take charge of their hidden eating triggers and transform their relationship with food. Sessions often focus on getting freedom from constant thoughts about food and weight and escaping the cycle of yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Gain understanding about what has prevented you from recovery in the past so you can overcome that, and live life without restriction or bingeing.
I specialise in eating disorders and have 17 years’ experience as a behaviour change and obesity prevention scientist at Cambridge University. I support people with binge eating, emotional eating, weight loss struggles, and bulimia. I help clients discover and take charge of their hidden eating triggers and transform their relationship with food. Sessions often focus on getting freedom from constant thoughts about food and weight and escaping the cycle of yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Gain understanding about what has prevented you from recovery in the past so you can overcome that, and live life without restriction or bingeing.
01954 776163 View 01954 776163
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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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Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
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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The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I have experience with working with adults of all ages, teenagers and younger children on a wide range of issues including: anxiety, identity, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, grief, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, and more.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
I have experience with working with adults of all ages, teenagers and younger children on a wide range of issues including: anxiety, identity, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, grief, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, and more.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Bobbi Gill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Integrative Trauma -Informed Counsellor working with adults based in Gloucestershire. Life can be challenging and sometimes we can find it hard to cope with the overwhelm or find ourselves stuck. Working with you, I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space to help you process difficult situations or feelings, explore your thoughts, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve any deep-rooted issues/patterns/behaviours and agree strategies to help you move forward.
I am an experienced Integrative Trauma -Informed Counsellor working with adults based in Gloucestershire. Life can be challenging and sometimes we can find it hard to cope with the overwhelm or find ourselves stuck. Working with you, I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space to help you process difficult situations or feelings, explore your thoughts, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve any deep-rooted issues/patterns/behaviours and agree strategies to help you move forward.
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
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Jack Kirton
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL51  (Online Only)
Every day high-performing men fall foul to stress, burnout, and self-sabotage. Just one bad day or one poor decision can imperil your business and career, reputation, relationships, or sanity. To outclass your competition, restrain your own ego, and best develop and safeguard sound mental health and your long-term performance, future, and legacy, facing the man in the mirror is no longer optional. My mission is to help make this as easy as possible. I specialise in male psychology, men's issues, and intersexual dynamics and have worked with a broad range of challenges, offering an approach that will secure results in most cases.
Every day high-performing men fall foul to stress, burnout, and self-sabotage. Just one bad day or one poor decision can imperil your business and career, reputation, relationships, or sanity. To outclass your competition, restrain your own ego, and best develop and safeguard sound mental health and your long-term performance, future, and legacy, facing the man in the mirror is no longer optional. My mission is to help make this as easy as possible. I specialise in male psychology, men's issues, and intersexual dynamics and have worked with a broad range of challenges, offering an approach that will secure results in most cases.
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Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
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Flo Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
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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Nicola Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
I provide counselling for the challenges of life that neurotypical and neurodiverse people experience including autistic/ADHD adults, children and young people. I work sensitively and adapt to the needs of the individual. Often this involves working with the person and their environment to reduce the distress caused by sensory inputs. I work with clients and therapists in an open and authentic way; offering warmth, creativity and challenge using ourselves, nature and animals to facilitate our work.
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Sarah Free
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
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Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
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Vision Counselling & Supervision
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Hello, my name is Helen, very often things stand in our way to us enjoying even the simplest pleasures in life. You may need help with Anger, Anxiety, Guilt, Shame, Depression or Stress. You may be experiencing a Relationship Breakdown, struggling to come to terms with the death of someone or you may want to become more self aware, then Vision Counselling Service is here to help you. I am a counsellor, supervisor & manager of Vision Counselling offering you a choice of counsellors best suited to your counselling needs .Do feel free to book a confidential telephone call to discuss your requirements further.
Hello, my name is Helen, very often things stand in our way to us enjoying even the simplest pleasures in life. You may need help with Anger, Anxiety, Guilt, Shame, Depression or Stress. You may be experiencing a Relationship Breakdown, struggling to come to terms with the death of someone or you may want to become more self aware, then Vision Counselling Service is here to help you. I am a counsellor, supervisor & manager of Vision Counselling offering you a choice of counsellors best suited to your counselling needs .Do feel free to book a confidential telephone call to discuss your requirements further.
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Dr Kirsten Kitson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
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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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.