NIWE Eating Distress Service aims to help people in the North East whose lives are affected by eating distress, or eating disorders.
We offer a supportive, emphatic and non-judgemental environment for you to explore your eating distress. Our counsellors are all fully qualified and have experience in this area. We believe that eating distress is a way of saying that something is wrong. Therefore, we do not just respond to the symptoms but look at underlying causes.
We use the term eating distress rather than eating disorder because we want to support all
those who experience extreme anxiety around food and eating. We are aware from the
feedback we have received from people we have worked with that, whilst many have a
diagnosed eating disorder, some of those who need our support and understanding do
not feel they ‘fit’ an eating disorder category.
We offer one-to-one counselling to those over 16 with mild to moderate eating distress, who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 17.5 and above. We also offer counselling to friends and family looking after those with eating distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our counsellors are qualified, hold membership with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and have experience of working with those with eating distress.
Member organisations *
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
£45 per 50 minute session.
When we work
Available in evenings from 5 pm
We are based in central Newcastle just a few minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central Station.
We offer evening appointments from 5 pm.