First Steps ED
First Steps ED is the Midlands specialist eating disorder charity and the largest face to face provider in the UK providing hope, opportunities and choices to eating disorder recovery.
Established in 2004 our multi-disciplinary team works with all ages, genders and backgrounds impacted by body image, disordered eating and disorders (all presentations), and our compassionate BACP counsellors offer clients one-to-one therapy that is recognised and respected by our commissioners as person-centred and outcome focused offering people and their parents/carers the real possibility for eating disorder recovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are members of the BACP and receive regular clinical supervision. We offer sessions with trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
From £20.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
We offer counselling with trainee counsellors at £20 per session but also offer £10 sessions for those experiencing financial hardship.
We offer counselling with private, qualified counsellors at £45 per session.