Psychotherapy sessions provide regularly scheduled, confidential meetings for you to work with your therapist to understand why you have eating problems and to put together a plan of action for making the changes you want. Your therapist will be actively involved in helping you with your recovery work, however the responsibility to carry out your plan of action is yours. Our therapists are knowledgeable about the particular issues experienced by people with eating and weight distress, and will handle your concerns sensitively and competently.
Initially you will be offered an assessment consultation with your psychotherapist. In this meeting you will be asked to give the history of your eating problems and other related health, social or psychological issues you may be experiencing. Your psychotherapist will then offer recommendations regarding the possible way forward for you and will tell you how long your therapy might last. If your psychotherapist believes our services are not appropriate to your needs she will endeavour to give you information about where you can receive the right help. Psychotherapy at NWCED may last anywhere from a few sessions up to five months, but we do not offer long term work. Your therapist will be trained in the major theories of counselling and psychotherapy and should be able to offer an approach that suits your needs.
Access to psychotherapy at NWCED is generally via GP referral. We accept NHS-funded referrals and privately paying clients. Please contact us for further information about making a referral or for information about our fees.
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Please note we are unable to offer online therapy for serious or complex eating disorders including anorexia. This is due to the nature of medical and psychological risk involved. We will need to work with you in person. Alternatively we will endeavour to signpost you to your local services. If you are seeking help for anorexia, please speak with your GP in the first instance.