The Couple's Story

Are you a couple who have lived or are living with the experience of an eating disorder?

My name is Zoé Dixon, I am a trainee counselling psychologist at City University in London, and am conducting my doctoral thesis exploring couples' experiences of living with an eating disorder or eating difficulties. The research has been passed by the university ethics committee and is self funded; my researcher is clinical psychologist Dr. Jay Watts ([email protected]).

I am therefore looking for couples who would be willing to talk to me confidentially about this experience. I hope to raise awareness of this experience, especially in the field of counselling psychology, to help inform and improve services that are provided for people in this situation. It seems that it is an area that has not been given as much research weight as others within the eating disorder field, and one which I feel is important.

Please take a look at www.thecouplesstory.co.uk for more information, and a way to contact me. Thank you.


“I can’t emphasise enough what a massive part SWEDA have played in my journey to finding myself again. They are an incredible charity and are brilliant at their job. Over the past two years I have really started to understand myself and I have addressed issues that I had hid away in the past and with my counsellor’s amazing listening, non-judgmental and supportive skills I have been able to take back control of myself and rationally look at my emotions in day to day life."

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