Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service
We are a specialist Eating Disorders Service located in Ashely Cross. We are recognised by a range of health insurers and offer services that are delivered by psychological therapists, dieticians, nutritionists and occupational therapists.
Here at 'ACE' we are committed to building a service that is client-led and that responds to what we need in the community. We are a network of professionals with experience amongst all age-groups and who have worked in NHS Healthcare, charities, not-for-profits, private treatment and international treatment. We are located a five minute walk from Parkstone train station in the heart of Ashely Cross. There is ample free parking around the clinic and many cafe's in the area. Our clinic has a reception and ensures your safety by abiding to all the appropriate COVID-19 measures.
One-to-one therapy is offered face-to-face or online. We offer concession rates which are with our qualified counsellors. We offer therapy (CBT-E, MANTRA, counselling, psychotherapy) to those wanting to overcome with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating. We also offer a focus on anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism and body image.
You will have a chance to discuss your goals for reducing restrictive eating, binging and purging by making individual goals towards normalising your eating. Appointments are available in person and online to support meal plans moving into recovery.
Our OT team are here to help you to integrate self-care, leisure activities and productivity into your recovery. We offer support groups and rolling programs to help you to maintain the progress you have made from inpatient treatment, ending one-to-one therapy or preparing for other life transitions like moving out of home or preventing relapse.
Our overcoming binge-eating program is a self-help group program that will carry individuals through reducing preoccupation around shape and weight, normalising eating patterns and building body confidence. We run a variety of other support groups for those struggling with an eating disorder in the community. We bring weekly topics which are facilitated by our team. Our workshops run throughout the week and vary from mindfulness, shelf help book club, meal planning and emotional regulation. We try to keep these fun so that we can build skills for 'real-life' living.
Get in touch today or download a referral form: https://d5e481f6-5f73-445e-ac47-c29c8f7d90f8.filesusr.com/ugd/67b4e5_58f5e4109bdf4026aa569af0eef47e7b.pdf
All referrals need to be made by a GP. This is to ensure that we keep all clients safe whilst working with them in the community so that they are supported using a multi-disciplinary approach. If you have any questions about a referral, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
All staff are accredited and/or registered with a professional body (BACP, HCPC, FDAP, BPS). We all hold professional indemnity insurances and have a current DBS. We pride ourselves in being diverse professionals and our qualifications include:
- BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
- BSc Occupational Therapy
- MSc Health Psychology
- BSc Addictions Counselling
- MSc Psychology of Education
- BSc Human Nutrition
- BSc Psychology
- MSc Occupational Therapy
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
FDAP is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector.
Membership of FDAP is open to individual practitioners and managers, service providers, academic institutions and commissioning bodies and there are different categories of membership.
FDAP members are bound by a Code of Practice and subject to a Complaints & Disciplinary Procedures.
Areas of counselling we deal with
From £15.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Fees differ due to groups, speciality and experience: