Who Do I Work With?
I collaborate with clients struggling with the diagnosis and symptoms of Avoidant or Restrictive Eating (ARFID), Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphia, Emotional Overeating, Muscle Dysmorphia, Obesity, Over-Exercise, Orthorexia, Yo-Yo Dieting, as well as challenges which cannot be classified with a standardised label.
Not local? Don't worry! I work with clients based in Edinburgh and the Lothians, as well as those across the U.K via a secure video call platform.
Please note, I am not currently taking on clients presenting with clinically diagnosed Anorexia Nervosa.
What is Eating Disorder Therapy?
What is your Eating Disorder? It's a strategy you have subconsciously developed to help you cope. That means there are experiences, past or present, that you are struggling to cope with.
That's where I step in! Together we will process these experiences and in turn, allow you to move forward from your Eating Disorder.
We will work collaboratively towards a 'goal' or 'goals' of your choosing, ensuring that the space remains safe for you as we begin our work together. You only have to share what you feel comfortable with, and we see each other as regularly as you think would be helpful.
Trauma-Informed, Specialised Eating Disorders Counsellor (MBACP)
Working within the Mental Health industry for over ten years, Ruth is a University qualified and BACP Registered Counsellor with a specialism in Trauma, and sub-speciality in Eating Disorders.
Holding University-taught degrees in Counselling (BACP Post Graduate Diploma with Merit), Counselling Skills with COSCA (Graduate Certificate with Distinction) and Criminology (BA Honours), Ruth has a wealth of academic knowledge.
Building on this in her decade of client work, she has also engaged in BPS-Accredited CPD in Positive Psychology, Compassion Focused Therapy, and additional training in the progressive field of Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders.
It's with great pride that Ruth has recently become a Media Spokesperson for the accrediting body BACP, collaborating with the media to discuss Eating Disorders with an informative and judgement-free voice.
Ruth has the lived experience of recovery from Orthorexia and purging by Over Exercise.
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My clinic hours are currently
Wednesday to Friday,
9 am to 3 pm.