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.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
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.
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.
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.
When we work