21 Portugal Place
The Westlake Clinic
As a teenager and into my twenties, I suffered from Bulimia Nervosa. I was desperate for help to recover, but at this point in time, little specialist support was available. Once I had recovered a few years later, this experience ignited my initial passion to make a difference to others and to work in the field. Starting off as a volunteer for B-eat's (Eating Disorders Association) Self-Help Network, I then went on to study Nutrition and train as a counsellor; specialising in working with people with eating disorders and disordered eating.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor MBACP (Accred). My approach is an Integrative one, combining different ways of working to help bring about change. I believe that forming a supportive therapeutic relationship is key for working. I also use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, whilst also exploring the past and dealing with the roots of the problem.
I am passionate about helping people recover from eating problems and improving in their confidence and self-esteem. I see each client as an individual with infinite potential to make changes and to develop a positive relationship with food and their body. To the counselling relationship, I bring my extensive experience of working within an NHS Eating Disorder Service, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting, and also several years of working in private practice. Having also made a full-recovery, I have some understanding of having had an eating disorder, although I do believe that every individual's experience is unique.
I work predominantly on a one-to-one basis either face-to-face, by telephone or email. I also offer group therapy and family work.
How can I help you?
v Do you want to enjoy food and feel relaxed about eating?
v Do you want to feel good about your body and stop beating yourself up?
v Are you fed up with starving or over-eating?
v Do you want to stop bingeing or purging?
v Do you want to gain more understanding about why you are doing this?
v Do you want to break the destructive cycle you are in?
v Are you ready to start walking away from your eating disorder today?
I also offer support programmes (more information available on my website):-
1. Get sorted with food
2. Beat Bulimia
More information about programmes, please go to: - http://www.rethinkyourbody.co.uk/programmes.htm
If so, please do get in touch with me, I would love to hear from you and support you on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor (Dip. Counselling) and an accredited, registered member of BACP (MBACP (Accred). I also have specialist qualifications in eating disorders (Dip. Eating Disorders; Enhanced
CBT Eating Disorders; Masters Nutrition). I have worked in an NHS Eating Disorder Service (inpatient and outpatient) and also in private practice.
I have experience of working with people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and EDNOS (Eating Disorder not otherwise Specified). I also work with people who have a disordered relationship with food who might not meet a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Cost of sessions
- My costs operate on a sliding scale dependent on income.
- Special rates for students and those on low incomes.
- Cancellations require 48 hours notice otherwise full charges apply.
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- TV exposure and the ideal body
- How do you know if you have a problem with food?
- When I'm thinner I will...
- Breaking free from emotional eating
- 2016 - Three helpful tips for making changes that last
- 20 tips for surviving Christmas
- Thinking of having therapy? 20 things that may surprise you
- Why cake is important for a happy relationship with food
- Do counsellors have life all sorted out?
- Are self-help books really helpful?
- Eating disorders - Lies, deception and values
- 20 qualities to look for in a potential therapist
- Five ways to achieve successful change
- Overcoming an eating problem? 10 ways therapy can help
- 8 warning signs that your clean eating may have gone too far
- Does your self-esteem plummet around the thin and beautiful?
- 5 ways to stop ‘I’ve blown it so I’ll eat the whole packet’
- Do you feel that your weight is your worth?
- How to enjoy the summer ball and feel good about your body
- Five things that can trigger bingeing and what to do
- Seven ways to help you break free from an eating problem
- Seven ways to boost your self-esteem this spring
- Food and guilt
- Ten ways to improve your body image today
- New Year resolutions and eating
- Social media and self-esteem
- Christmas, eating and you
Please visit my website for further information www.rethinkyourbody.co.uk
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Cambridge - Friday; No longer taking new clients in London; Skype and telephone counselling available at other times.
Types of client