No matter your Gender Identity, Sexuality, Gender Expression, Race, or Age, Eating Disorders don't discriminate - and neither do I. 

Is Eating Disorder Therapy Right for Me?

From research, we understand that Disordered Eating is a way of coping with childhood unmet needs, and life experiences we have found challenging or impossible to work through. That's where I step in!

I work 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 and Yo-Yo Dieting, as well as challenges which cannot be identified with a standardised label. Please note, I am not currently taking on clients presenting with clinically diagnosed Anorexia Nervosa.

Together 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 feel would be helpful.


Let's Connect



To share your story, and ask any questions or queries before committing to an Initial Appointment.


Please note, this process involves one email reply from myself.





To begin your Counselling journey, set a goal, or goals, and see if I feel like the right fit for you!

The appointment is 50 minutes long and taken at your pace.





Our collaborative work together at a pace which suits you.

Each session lasts 50 minutes in length, and sessions are undertaken as regularly as suits your budget and lifestyle.





Ruth  Micallef

Trauma-Informed, Specialised Eating Disorders Counsellor (MBACP)

Working within the Mental Health industry for over a decade, 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. 

In the Press


The Scotsman

"Andrew Flintoff’s new documentary on bulimia battle gives people ‘permission’ to seek help, claims Edinburgh Counsellor Ruth Micallef"


"Our member Ruth Micallef says Andrew Flintoff's documentary discussing his bulimia could help other people seek support"

New clients, please contact me via the Email Consultation Form or Initial Appointment email enquiry button. I'm so looking forward to connecting with you!

For press and business enquiries, please contact me with the below email;

My clinic hours are currently

Wednesday to Friday,

9 am to 4 pm.

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