"Being supported to understand patterns of behaviours, and how to challenge these, has been possible through contact with SWEDA."

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Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore issues around your eating disorder, and can help you work through the distress and difficulties that arise. It can give strategies for managing those feelings, and the opportunity to explore and manage how food is used to cope.

You may be experiencing an eating disorder. You may have recovered, yet feel the need for support. Or you may be a carer of someone with an eating disorder and feel that you need support for yourself. We offer non-judgmental help, in a comfortable and professional environment.

We offer an initial consultation to work with you to establish the most appropriate course of action. If it is agreed that one to one counselling is the right way forward, we will work with you to organise ongoing, low-cost counselling sessions, that will be regularly evaluated and reviewed together.

There is a £20 fee for an initial consultation, but please do talk to us about concessionary rates if you are a student, on low income or receiving benefits.

“I saw a SWEDA support worker on campus at university. I had been struggling with binge eating disorder and compulsive exercise for about ten years. The SWEDA support worker was able to help me look at my relationship with food and my body in a different way. I have learned to be kinder to myself and they taught me techniques which helped me to slow down my thinking. Now I can go out and have fun without worrying all the time.”

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