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All About People Client testimonial relating to counselling for eating disorders

“It’s been a year since I last had a session with you and I just wanted to contact you to share with you how far I’ve come and to say thank you because I really wouldn’t be in this position if it hadn’t been for your help. Since our first ever session you were obviously trying to put my focus on putting the right health and nutrition into my body to stay healthy rather than concentrating on the calories to lose weight. That really has been something I have been concentrating on, learning more about health and nutrition and trying to make eating positive.”

Asking for help can be hard

For an individual with an Eating Disorder (ED) asking for help can be a hard decision. Feeling ashamed, embarrassed, fearful, or being unsure if they REALLY have an eating disorder can stop people from asking for help of any description. It is a lonely place when you have issues with food and keeping it a secret reinforces the fears and behaviours around the ED.

One of the most helpful things to do is confide in someone you trust and ask for their help in accessing help. A visit to your GP can help as they can often point you in the right direction or make a recommendation to a Therapist. But this is not the only choice that people with an ED have. Organisations such as BEAT or MIND can be useful for understanding the Disorder and providing online support. The National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) also offers online support and a network of Qualified ED practitioners throughout the country. It is very important to ensure the person you trust to help with your ED is properly qualified to help you.

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Miriam Bannon, owner and director of All About People Ltd, a well-established private counselling practice in Leamington Spa said. “Myself and another member of the team trained with the NCFED which has given both of us an in depth understanding of Eating Disorders and how to work with the specific issues related to it.

Miriam continues, the quote above is from a client who engaged with the service and is happy for her comments to be shared. “And while I still have my bad days with eating, that is inevitable. But that monster which I once drew as my anorexic voice, I feel I have transformed into something far more beautiful. And I feel like what was once my biggest weakness is slowly becoming what could one day be my biggest strength.”

Miriam concludes. “Through attendance at regular sessions, we were able to deliver bespoke counselling support which equipped her to understand the reasons behind her obsession with her weight. And over time she began to adopt a more positive relationship with food, which has led to improved body image and increased feelings of self-worth. The fact she is now feels able to verbalise her thoughts and have them published is a testament to her recovery.

Don’t know what to do?

If you are concerned about a friend or family member, it can be difficult to know what to do. It is common for someone with an eating disorder to be secretive and defensive about their eating and their weight, and they are likely to deny being unwell. We offer support to both the sufferer and their carer as it can be equally distressing for the person supporting the individual with an eating disorder. To find out more about the way we work and to arrange an appointment please call or e mail the office and we will be happy to arrange a no obligation chat with you.

All About People now offer appointments on Saturdays as we understand it can be difficult to attend appointments during the working week.

For further information or to make an appointment contact Miriam and her team using the details below:

T – 01926 882521

E – info@aapcounselling.co.uk

 

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