"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 had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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