NIWE Eating Distress Service
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 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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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.