Talking EDs offers both personal and professional services associated with eating disorders, food and eating problems, disordered eating and other mental health and emotional issues. We are headed by Director and accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Alexandra, who was formerly director of eating disorders charity, No Bodies Perfect, for 7 years and who has experience of working in eating disorders and disordered eating since 2001. The team also includes 3 experienced and fully qualified affiliate Therapists and Counsellor, a volunteer newly qualified therapist, admin support and newsletter writer (for The CBT'ers Club).
More information about Talking EDs below.
*PLEASE NOTE: please ONLY join this Meetup space if you actually intend to attend support group meetings or social clubs - this space is ONLY for people who come along to our support group meetings. Meetup costs us around £160 per year - Meetup isn't free. So please only join if you intend to come along to support groups, social clubs etc. Thanks!
WHAT WE OFFER
**** Personal Services include: eating disorder support groups, body image support groups, arts and creative classes; mindfulness club; carers/supporters groups; one-to-one services e.g. cognitive behavioral psychotherapy/CBT therapy, counselling, coaching, stress management therapy, online therapy and guided self-help. We can also provide consultations, personal development workshops/classes, social and recreational activities, group therapy, Glasgow and West Eating Eating Disorders Networking Group and much more. See the website for more information: http://www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk
**** Professional Services include: EAP psychotherapy/counselling/CBT/coaching/guided self-help; referrals for therapeutic services; training courses; clinical supervision, room hire; accreditation; consultations, talks and workshops; Membership with The CBT'ers Club and Glasgow and West Eating Eating Disorders Networking Group and lots more.
We are mental health professionals, specifically in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and have experience in research psychology (particularly eating disorders) and mental health service provision in the third sector to directorship and consulting level.
Some of our staff and volunteers have had personal experience of eating disorders and disordered eating themselves and have now recovered. They use their own personal experience and recovery to help others with eating disorders and problems with food and eating.
We are qualified professionals in psychotherapy and have also worked in many other fields of mental and emotional health, including depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, and lots more. We incorporate various therapeutic approaches into our personal and professional services, including cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, compassion focused therapy, stress counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, schema therapy, mindfulness, person centred counselling, dialectical behaviour therapy amongst others. We adhere to the ethical standards of various organisations including COSCA, BABCP, BPS and NMC.
Our experience in eating disorders, professionally, began in 2001 involving a large scale academic study: 'An investigation into the impairment of psychosocial functioning in anorexia nervosa'. So we have been involved in the field of eating disorders for a while now, over 16 years professionally in various clinical, academic, voluntary, mentoring and training roles, and many years before that, with personal experience of an eating disorder.
Unlike many other services out there, especially other eating disorder support groups out there, we are regulated, part of an accreditation network for support groups, have PVG's, insurance, belong to several professional bodies, have boundary and confidentiality policies in place and much more - so you know you are joining an accredited, safe, regulated and professional service, especially in comparison to many other 'services' out there.
We can help and support anyone over 16 years old who feels they have a difficult or problematic with food and eating - you don't need to have a 'diagnosed' eating disorder to get help - anyone who feels food and eating has become a problem in some way and is affecting their life, emotions, work, education, relationship or well-being is most welcome to get help and support.
You don't have to be thin, underweight, young, female, have eating disorder symptoms all of the time or be seeing a GP or psychiatrist for your problems - anyone is welcome to access help and support, whether formal or informal. Males and females over 16 years are most welcome to access our confidential, supportive services.
Please feel free to browse our website for more information: http://www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk Please get in touch if you would like to access our services, get support or have any questions. Please note that we are NOT a charity and, unfortunately, services and support is NOT free. Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you.
Talking EDs (Glasgow & West Eating Disorder Support Service)