Eating Disorders Counselling in Worcester

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Claire Louise Burton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Worcester WR1
I have experience working with a diverse range of presenting problems including: depression, anxiety, neurodiversity, eating disorders, gender identity, trauma, loss, abuse, addiction, and other areas.
I believe we are all experts of our own lives - however, sometimes we can lose that feeling of being in control. In the counselling room, the space is yours to explore your path and bring clarity and self awareness to difficult situations, both past and present. When we embark upon this journey, it is led by you, in an environment that I hope provides you with safety and confidence to explore whatever it is you wish, knowing that it is confidential and yours to use however you need.
I have experience working with a diverse range of presenting problems including: depression, anxiety, neurodiversity, eating disorders, gender identity, trauma, loss, abuse, addiction, and other areas.
I believe we are all experts of our own lives - however, sometimes we can lose that feeling of being in control. In the counselling room, the space is yours to explore your path and bring clarity and self awareness to difficult situations, both past and present. When we embark upon this journey, it is led by you, in an environment that I hope provides you with safety and confidence to explore whatever it is you wish, knowing that it is confidential and yours to use however you need.
01452 941762 View 01452 941762
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
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.
01242 339245 View 01242 339245
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Sharon Fox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
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.
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.
01527 381065 View 01527 381065
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Laura Baluta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
01905 969069 View 01905 969069
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Philippa Capel
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR7
“Growth and change can be both exciting and scary. Whether it's personal or external changes, I pride myself in being able to walk along side you to foster the new knowledge, skills and courage needed to develop." I am a qualified, chartered, HCPC registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS, offering therapy to support people to recover from life events that have left them struggling with their mental health. This has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that I can draw on to support you to grow and recover, as well as considering the role of your family, the past, work and the environment.
“Growth and change can be both exciting and scary. Whether it's personal or external changes, I pride myself in being able to walk along side you to foster the new knowledge, skills and courage needed to develop." I am a qualified, chartered, HCPC registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS, offering therapy to support people to recover from life events that have left them struggling with their mental health. This has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that I can draw on to support you to grow and recover, as well as considering the role of your family, the past, work and the environment.
01386 571437 View 01386 571437
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Matthew William Patterson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR3
In a world where the ideal is to be a productive member of society, and speed is king, quick fixes are often the desired solution. However, I believe these rarely provide the conditions we need to meet the deep and often complex challenges that define us. I will use my experience as a trained open-ended therapist to ensure we have the time and space needed for you to feel fully met and witnessed where you are. As an integrative therapist I will be able to call on a number of therapeutic techniques to help tailor our work to best meet whatever has brought you to therapy.
In a world where the ideal is to be a productive member of society, and speed is king, quick fixes are often the desired solution. However, I believe these rarely provide the conditions we need to meet the deep and often complex challenges that define us. I will use my experience as a trained open-ended therapist to ensure we have the time and space needed for you to feel fully met and witnessed where you are. As an integrative therapist I will be able to call on a number of therapeutic techniques to help tailor our work to best meet whatever has brought you to therapy.
01905 672286 View 01905 672286
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Lisa Peplow
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR3  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years experience of working with individuals and couples. I have a person centred trauma informed approach which means that I will work with your own individual needs and tailor my approach accordingly. This will help you work towards achieving what you want and ultimately feel better. I provide long term and short term therapy. I will challenge you to work hard as I believe that people can adjust their behaviours if they want their lives to change for the better. I will help you every step of the way to make sure that this is not a quick fix, but something long lasting.
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years experience of working with individuals and couples. I have a person centred trauma informed approach which means that I will work with your own individual needs and tailor my approach accordingly. This will help you work towards achieving what you want and ultimately feel better. I provide long term and short term therapy. I will challenge you to work hard as I believe that people can adjust their behaviours if they want their lives to change for the better. I will help you every step of the way to make sure that this is not a quick fix, but something long lasting.
01905 975111 View 01905 975111
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Dr Tanya Carpenter
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR5
My approach is focused on wellbeing rather than illness and I feel really passionate about helping people to gain insight into themselves and their lives. This can be useful for enhancing wellbeing and realising potential. As a psychologist I am trained to be able to help with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, OCD, issues related to neurodiversity, interpersonal, relationship, attachment and family issues, self esteem and confidence.
My approach is focused on wellbeing rather than illness and I feel really passionate about helping people to gain insight into themselves and their lives. This can be useful for enhancing wellbeing and realising potential. As a psychologist I am trained to be able to help with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, OCD, issues related to neurodiversity, interpersonal, relationship, attachment and family issues, self esteem and confidence.
01905 675625 View 01905 675625
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Dr Ali Khoshfetrat
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Being challenged is an inevitable part of life and everyone may experience difficult moments at times in day-to-day life. Our natural reactions to life challenges may involve experiencing unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, low mood, shame, humiliation, and guilt. These reactions, however, may become “sticky” and you may feel unable to get rid of them. This can significantly and negatively affect your personal and professional life. My therapy offers a safe space and an opportunity for you to go through and develop a new understanding about your unprocessed emotions that would help you begin formulating a new way forward.
Being challenged is an inevitable part of life and everyone may experience difficult moments at times in day-to-day life. Our natural reactions to life challenges may involve experiencing unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, low mood, shame, humiliation, and guilt. These reactions, however, may become “sticky” and you may feel unable to get rid of them. This can significantly and negatively affect your personal and professional life. My therapy offers a safe space and an opportunity for you to go through and develop a new understanding about your unprocessed emotions that would help you begin formulating a new way forward.
01905 917332 View 01905 917332
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Julie Jakeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR8
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.
01905 950220 View 01905 950220
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Dr Lucy Bassil
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
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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Dianne Mee
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR1
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
0121 387 3527 View 0121 387 3527
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
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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Gerry Ritchie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
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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Ashlyn Firkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
0117 463 7124 View 0117 463 7124
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John Tibbetts
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
I have been counselling since 1997 offering clients the opportunity to explore, understand and change. I am an integrative therapist and I always aim to adapt my approach to suit client needs. I can offer short term counselling or work to a more open ended agenda. I spent twenty years working at Relate where I developed skills that have enabled me to work with a broad range of client needs. I can offer counselling to individuals, couples, young people and families. I work from my own office in the village of Rock in North Worcestershire.
I have been counselling since 1997 offering clients the opportunity to explore, understand and change. I am an integrative therapist and I always aim to adapt my approach to suit client needs. I can offer short term counselling or work to a more open ended agenda. I spent twenty years working at Relate where I developed skills that have enabled me to work with a broad range of client needs. I can offer counselling to individuals, couples, young people and families. I work from my own office in the village of Rock in North Worcestershire.
01299 667121 View 01299 667121
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Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
0121 827 1652 View 0121 827 1652
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR1
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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Sasha Hvidsten
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Worcester WR4
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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Emily Fieldhouse
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
When you are feeling sad, living with depression, anxiety or phobias, life can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder? Maybe you and your partner are experiencing relationship issues and not getting along? Perhaps you feel 'stuck' in your life and are struggling with how to move forwards?
When you are feeling sad, living with depression, anxiety or phobias, life can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Panic Disorder? Maybe you and your partner are experiencing relationship issues and not getting along? Perhaps you feel 'stuck' in your life and are struggling with how to move forwards?
01795 905080 View 01795 905080

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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.