Talking EDs (Glasgow and West Eating Disorder Support)

Talking EDs is the Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Service providing therapy, support, training, education and awareness for eating disorders, disordered eating and problems with food/eating. Our motto is 'your voice counts : recovery exists'. This is the focus and ethos of Talking EDs and underlies everything we do.

 We believe recovery is possible. We also believe that everyone with an eating disorder or a difficult relationship with food and eating is entitled to have a voice and express that voice. We are concerned with providing therapy, support, training and education. We also aim to raise awareness of eating disorders generally, in Scotland, whenever and wherever we can.

Although we have academic and professional qualifications in psychotherapy and psychology and are qualified clinicians, it's important to note that some of us also have personal experience of eating disorders and have now fully recovered. Some of us also have experience as a carer/supporter of someone living with an eating disorder.

We are qualified and/or accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. We have specialised clinical qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy as well as undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees in Psychology, Research Psychology and other fields of Mental Health. We have additional qualifications in other therapies such as Stress Management Therapy and qualifications in training, clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide and much more!  We engage in regular Clinical Supervision and Continuous Professional Development.

We engage in regular Clinical Supervision and Continuous Professional Development. We hold Professional Membership with various organisations, have Professional Indemnity Insurance, hold PVG/Disclosure Scotland Membership and hold an ICO Data Protection Certificate. We are experienced in working with eating disorders, although we have lots of experience working with many other issues too, including depression, anxiety, body image, stress, self-esteem and much more!

So, we are privileged over most service providers in that we not only have professional experience in working with eating disorders in various clinical, academic and support settings: some of us also know what it's actually like to experience and recover from an eating disorder first hand!

This means that we have an understanding of eating disorders and disordered eating that many health professionals do not. Since 2010, we have worked with over 1000 people - male and female - with eating disorders and disordered eating, of all ages and backgrounds, individually, in groups, face-to-face and online.

We receive lots of enquiries from people asking if they have an eating disorder or if their eating and food behaviours, thoughts, feelings and experiences warrant them accessing services or receiving help and support.

One of the best things about Talking EDs is that we never ever discriminate on whether someone has a ‘full-blown’ eating disorder; has been formally diagnosed; or meets certain ‘criteria’.

We welcome anyone – men and women – who feel that their relationship with food and eating is affecting their life. As far as we are concerned, if your relationship with food and eating is affecting your life in some way – socially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, occupationally etc., then you deserve help and support with such difficulties.

We provide various personal services (for those with personal experience with eating disorders and their families/friends/supporters) and professional services (clinicians, teachers, therapists, counsellors, students, EAP agencies, other organisations). These include: * One-to-one CBT Therapy; Integrative Psychoherapy; Counselling; Coaching; Stress Management Therapy; Guided Self Help; Consultations; * Group Support: eating disorder support groups; women’s support groups; family and friends support group; social clubs; arts and creative therapeutic groups; mindfulness club; personal development classes; group therapy; discussion groups; * Professional Services: including professional assessments and consultations; training and education; EAP services; referrals; clinical supervision

Please see our website for more detailed information about what we offer, how to get in touch, and how to book appointments and groups.

Member of Professional Body

COSCA, BABCP, BPS, The CBT'ers Club

Referral Criteria & Process

Self-referral/third party referral/EAP/other Please contact us via the website or direct email address.

Training

See 'Qualifications' below.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology (BPS), BA (Hons) English, MRes Master of Research in Psychology, Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (BSCH), Professional Diploma in Stress Management Therapy (ISMA), Professional Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (COSCA-validated), Diploma in Training and Development (SQA/COSCA-validated), Certificate in Clinical Supervision (COSCA-validated). We are qualified and/or accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Clinical Supevisors and Trainers with professional indemnity insurance, PVGs, ICO Data Protection Certificates and who are members of various professional bodies (COSCA, BABCP, BPS, The CBT’ers Club) and who engage in regular clinical supervision and CPD. We have been involved in the field of eating disorders since 2001. in the capacity of research psychologists. We then moved into provided various online support services in 2008 and 2009 and then began providing various individual and group face-to-face support and clinical services in 2010. We have provided this service since May 2010 and were formerly known as No Bodies Perfect. We have been involved in the field of eating disorders in some form or another for over 17 years (since 2001).

Experience

See 'Qualifications' below.

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Last Updated: 06/03/2018

Isherwood Room (buzzer 22)
Fitzgerald Room (buzzer 23)
Regent Business Centre 2nd Floor, 180 West Regent Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G2 4RW

Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)
Fees: Yes

Fees vary depending on the service you wish to access. We sometimes provide discounted services at certain times of the year too.

Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Guided self-help
Online
Training
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Binge eating disorder
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
Support group (carers)
Support Group (recoverers)
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Counselling
Other Psychotherapy