Guided Recovery is a small team which focuses on providing one to one support throughout everyday activities for those suffering with eating disorders. We understand that eating disorders are enduring and complicated and therefore support and care is needed outside of the therapeutic room. We provide what we call a gradual exposure support programme for clients that have eating disorders or any body image related illnesses.

Exposure support essentially works towards desensitising individuals to their fears and distresses. With regards to eating disorders, exposure techniques have been found to be effective in helping individuals overcome fears of consuming forbidden foods. Use of this method has demonstrated effectiveness in decreasing urges to binge/purge, as well as reducing levels of anxiety, depression and feelings of lack of control.

Exposure Activities

Our programme involves exposing and guiding eating disorder clients to everyday activities such as:

Food Shopping (Online and Instore)

Café and Restaurant Outings

Clothes Shopping

Post Meal support sessions

Gym/ sports companions

Meal Planning

Cinema and Theatre

Cooking Meals

Events (Concerts, Weddings, Parties)

Accompanying clients to Fellowship Meetings

Post inpatient treatment support

Family and Parental support

Referral Criteria & Process

Free telephone or face to face Assessment


Nike Oyeleye - Director Nike developed Guided Recovery due to the need for greater support for sufferers of Eating Disorders. She wanted to develop a support programme that stepped outside of the consulting rooms and treatment centres and focused on guided clients throughout their day to day lives whilst managing an eating disorder. She is a highly trained Eating Disorder Therapy Assistant/Support Worker and has worked in some of the leading Eating Disorder facilities in the UK including the Priory Group, Lifeworks & Gladstones. She has also worked at the world renowned Eating Disorder facility, Montrose Manor, Cape Town, SA. Her roles as a therapy assistant focuses on meal support, body image exercises and goal setting for eating disorder clients and exposure therapy whilst being in inpatient treatment. She holds a BSc in Psychology from University of Westminster and is currently doing a MSc in Mental Health Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research has focused on the influence that mothers have on a child's eating behaviours and body dissatisfaction and the efficacy of exposure therapy in the treatment of eating disorders. Guide Companions All the work at Guided Recovery is undertaken by our team of highly trained eating disorder support workers who have all worked in some of the UK leading eating disorder facilities, all of which are DBS checked. Our Guide Companions have the following attributes: Friendly Supportive Discreet Understanding Positive Recovery focused

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Last Updated: 04/03/2020
Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)


Fees: Yes

Private Payment to be discussed

Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Guided self-help
Emotional overeating
Compulsive overeating
Body image
Body dysmorphia
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner