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About us

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

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.

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.

BACP

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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

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

Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees differ due to groups, speciality and experience: 

£15-120

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

Portuguese

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service

Ashley Cross Eating Disorders Service