Hi and welcome to EEDOS. We are Debbie and Michelle – friends and colleagues for over ten years. We are ‘not’ a clinic, so can take referrals for out-patient clients, or young people and adults who may be in the early stages of their eating disorder, whether that be Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa and sub-types of these disorders.
Included here are people who binge eat, and/or want to stop yo-yo dieting. Also we are not a slimming club, and so do not put people on ‘diets’ – rather work collaboratively with clients to overcome the many factors that contribute towards obesity. Please see ‘our approach’ which outlines just some of these factors.
We originally trained as psychodynamic counsellors, giving us a deeper knowledge of how the unconscious mind plays out on a daily basis, in particular helping to access deeper belief systems about self, others and the world. In addition to working psychodynamically, we also used evidenced based treatments such as C.B.T., and furthermore offer other modalities such as N.L.P and E.F.T where needed.
We have worked in various organisations and settings helping and counselling people with a variety of mental health issues leading to treating people with a multitude of food related issues. We have both been awarded Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity Management by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED), and attend regular and frequent workshops and training in this field.
Please look at the NCFED page, as the founder Deanne Jade, writes at length about her knowledge of Eating Disorders and Obesity. All of this knowledge is passed down to us the members, through her thorough and up to date trainings.
We have worked closely with B-eat, the leading charity for eating disorders in the UK, facilitating local support groups both in person and on line. We continue to run an ‘Emotional overeating support group’ held twice a month.
We are registered, full members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such, abide by their code of ethics. As part of our duty-of-care ethical approach to all our clients, we work in collaboration with other medical professionals to fully support recovery.