Primary Care Counselling Network Children in Need project to help 14-18 yr olds with disordered eating and body image problems

The aim is to provide help, guidance and support to 14-18 year olds with mild disordered eating problems, including over eating and body image issues.

Referral Criteria & Process

Mild disordered eating problems, including overeating, in the 14-18 age range that: Do not meet the criteria for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or need extra support after referral. Do not wish to be referred to Statutory Services and wish to be seen in an anonymised setting.


Primary Care Counselling Network was set up in 2007. It is a generic service with self-employed accredited Counsellors and a Nurse Therapist. Our Nurse Therapist has been working with the service since 2007, seeing people with mild to moderate eating disorders. She offers encouragement and support as well as practical help with disordered eating. She is a qualified RGN/RMN nurse with a degree in childhood studies. She has experience of helping to set up and eating disorder unit whilst working in London. She has attended workshops run by Professor in Psychiatry Chris Fairburn and Professor Glen Waller in 2014, to update her training in the field of disordered eating. She has supervision with the Clinical Lead for eating disorders in Gloucester NHS.

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Last Updated: 13/03/2018

St Oswald’s Surgery
The Parade
SA71 4LD

Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18)


Fees: No

Free - funded by Children in Need

Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Self esteem
Binge eating disorder
Body image
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Types of Service:
Charity/Voluntary body
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)