Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About us

We are a specialist Eating Disorders Service located in Ashely Cross and Highlcliffe. We offer services that are delivered by psychological therapists, dieticians and a nurse.

Here at 'ACEDS' 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.

The Ashley Cross location is a five minute walk from Parkstone train station in the heart of Ashely Cross. The Highcliffe location is easily to Christchurch, Ringwood, the New Forest and Southampton. There is ample free parking around the clinics and many cafe's in the area. Our clinics have 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 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:

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

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Addiction Professionals

Addiction Professionals (Addiction Professionals)

Addiction Professionals is a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector. We have a growing and diverse membership of practitioners working in the addictions sector, including behavioural addictions.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


From £15.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees differ due to groups, speciality and experience: 


When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service, 1 Springfield Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0LG

New Horizons Network, 417 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 5EN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages


Online platforms



In person

Supervision available.

View supervision profile

Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service

Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service