Dr Georgie Cox

I am a warm and passionate clinical psychologist, experienced in providing assessment, psychological formulation and intervention in the field of eating disorders.  


I specialise in working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, chronic or yo-yo dieting, body dissatisfaction and/or low self-esteem.  


I employ an empathic, warm and non-judgmental approach in therapy and love working collaboratively with clients to improve their wellbeing. I recognise the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship and aim to help the people I work with feel listened to and understood.  


The leading evidence-based treatment for disordered eating and body dissatisfaction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E; Nice Guidelines, 2017). There is a large body of research to suggest that CBT-E is effective in helping individuals suffering from eating difficulties to achieve full recovery. Due to this, CBT-E is the primary form of therapy used within treatment. However, I also believe in tailoring therapy to meet my client's needs, and may draw on a range of different therapeutic techniques and models in my work, to provide a person-centred treatment. Therapeutic approaches I draw on include intuitive eating, eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and/or acceptance and commitment therapy. I am a Health at Every Size advocate and strongly believe that people of all shapes and sizes deserve respect and equality.  


Within my therapeutic work I encourage clients to build upon their existing strengths and to surround themselves with resources that will benefit their recovery. I frequently arm my clients with a range of helpful articles, books, Ted Talks, podcasts, and social media pages to ensure that their lives become as recovery focussed as possible. I feel privileged and excited to support people on their recovery journey and love working with individuals to make peace with food and their bodies

Member of Professional Body

I am registered with the Health Care Profession Council (HCPC; Registration number: PYL33909) and the British Psychological Society (Registration Number: 267468)

Referral Criteria & Process

I accept referrals for adults and adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image dissatisfaction, body dysmorphia, chronic dieting and low self-esteem. Please note: I do not accept referral's for individuals with a BMI below 16, due to the health implications of being at such a low weight that would benefit from the input of a multidisciplinary team. If you would like to refer yourself or someone else please email me on contact@treatingdisorders.com or contact me via the website www.treatingdisorders.com. I offer a 10-15 minute free phone consultation to discuss presenting concerns and to answer any questions about the therapies I offer. I offer face to face appointments in Bloomsbury, central London or online appointments.

Training

I completed my first degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol before going on to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey. My doctoral therapeutic training focused on cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and systemic family therapy. I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) course

Qualifications

Clinical Psychology Doctorate from the University of Surrey

Experience

Post-qualification I have specialised in working with adult eating disorders and child and adolescent mental health. I have extensive clinical experience working with eating disorders in both specialist inpatient and outpatient NHS eating disorder services as well as in private practice. In my NHS career I have spent several years working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and in 2020, I was promoted to the Professional Lead of Richmond CAMHS. Within these posts I have enjoyed providing supervision to clinical and counselling psychologists, trainee psychologists, and ST4 psychiatrists utilisng CBT, as well as providing professional supervision to family therapists and psychodynamic psychotherapists.

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Last Updated: 14/06/2021
Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)
Fees: Yes

£130 per online session

£140 per in person session

Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Online
Outpatient
Skype
Training
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Binge eating disorder
Body dysmorphia
Body image
Bulimia
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Obesity
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Over exercising
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Other Psychotherapy