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Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Virginia Water GU25 & Tunbridge Wells TN4

About me

What I can offer you:

I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations that are common alongside eating difficulties including perfectionism, high self-criticism, low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, low mood and many more. I am experienced in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders, Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), and Compassion focused approaches.

I am a Health at Every Size informed practitioner and I am passionate about helping people to thrive and build resilience in a world of diet culture and fat phobia. 

Treatment packages:

I can offer standalone assessments, psychological therapy, and one-off consultations. I provide specialist supervision for clinicians looking to build confidence in working with those with eating disorder presentations.

Accessing support:

Reaching out for support with an eating disorder or eating difficulties can be a challenging and frightening step. I understand that many people may feel ambivalent about coming to therapy and beginning to make changes. As an eating disorder specialist, I offer a warm, compassionate and safe space to explore these issues and to think with you about the key factors that might be keeping you stuck. We can explore together what areas of change are most meaningful to you. Our work can be focused on breaking out of current difficult patterns of eating or other related behaviours, or more in-depth work to build insight and challenge longstanding ways of being that are no longer helpful for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Experience:

I have a BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology working with people with a range of difficulties, across the life span from childhood to older adults. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings for over 10 years', with a specialist interest in working with those with eating disorders and eating related difficulties. 

My approach:

I am experienced in providing individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences whilst drawing on the most recent research in eating disorder treatments. Alongside my private practice, I work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Lead for Psychology in an NHS Eating Disorder service. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council - this means my training meets a high accredited standard, and that I keep strict professional standards relating to having my own regular supervision, ongoing professional development, and keeping the highest level of confidentiality and ethical practice for all my clients. 

How I will work with you:

I understand that eating disorders and eating difficulties are meaningful and understandable reactions to difficult life events and situations, and so they are best treated with compassion and curiosity. Therefore I believe that good eating disorder treatment looks at the whole person, and helps them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and work towards building a more balanced and enjoyable life.

Member organisations

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HCPC

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

perfectionism, shame, self-criticism, EDNOS, OSFED,

Fees

£130.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation via video link or telephone for up to 20 minutes. 

Thereafter, I charge £130 for a 55-60 minute appointment (Weekday 9am-5pm). I see all therapy and supervision clients online using Zoom - a secure online platform.

Further information

Free Initial Consultation:

I offer a free initial consultation via telephone or video link for up to 20 minutes. This conversation would allow us to think together about what your current main difficulties are and what you would like to be different. We can think together about next steps, and I can answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation to move forwards after a consultation appointment. If this sounds like this might be helpful, please do get in touch.

What to expect from an assessment:

Initial assessments typically consist of two 1 hour assessment appointments where we explore together, the main areas that you are finding difficult, identifying your key hopes and goals for change, and think together about the treatment options that may be most helpful for you. It is also a chance for us to work together on identifying your main motivations for change and problem solving any potential barriers to you reaching your goals. In these sessions we will identify the strengths you have that we can build on within the therapy to support you towards your goals.

Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

I am passionate about supervising clinicians who are interested in developing and enhancing their skills in supporting individuals with eating disorders, eating difficulties and related presentations.

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Dr Elizabeth Dunn

Dr Elizabeth Dunn