Find food freedom with Eating Disorders Edinburgh
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 towards your own idea of 'recovery'.
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. I use a combination of Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Psychoeducation.
Eating Disorders are a coping mechanism for adverse and traumatic experiences. This means that I work with a variety of traumas including emotional, sexual, racial, affluence, and physical abuse, bullying and isolation, and victims of narcissism.
I collaborate with Female, Trans, and Non-Binary 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.
I also work with those preparing for 'weight loss' gastric surgeries; gastric sleeves, bypasses, and bands.
Let's Connect and Collaborate
on your journey to a life free of disordered eating
For any questions or queries before committing to an Initial Appointment.
This process involves one email reply from myself, and I respond to each week's Consultations before Thursday at 4 pm.
Please note, I only undertake Consultations directly with the potential client.
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.
Please note, I only take Initial Appointment requests directly from the potential client.
We only discuss what you feel comfortable with, and see each other as regularly as helpful for you.
Ruth provides a service meeting very specific, niche needs. Her passion for understanding the struggles of her clients shone through. She has adapted her business to work both virtually and face to face and clearly has the tenacity to disrupt a market that is currently stagnant. She clearly never stops learning and adapting to her clients’ needs.
— 'Woman Who Awards Judging Panel', October 2021
Ruth Micallef (MBACP)
Sub-Specialised Eating Disorders Counsellor
PG Dip (BACP), P Dip, Grad Cert (COSCA), BA Hons
Working within the Mental Health industry for over a decade, Ruth is a BACP Registered and four-time Award Winning Counsellor. She has a sub-speciality in Eating Disorders, and a specific interest in Schema Therapy.
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 over ten years of client work, she has also engaged in BPS-Accredited CPD in Positive Psychology, Compassion Focused Therapy and additional, ongoing 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, Intersectional, and judgement-free voice.
In 2021 Ruth was awarded the titles of 'Young Inspiring Scottish Business Woman of the Year', and 'Scottish Female Sole Trader of the Year' by the ASB, 'Female Solopreneur of the Year' by the Woman Who Awards, and also received a 'Gold International Business Award' in the Start-Up category at the Stevie Awards.
Ruth is an Intersectional Feminist, who has the lived experience of recovery from Orthorexia and purging by Over Exercise.
I'm so excited to connect with you
My clinic hours are Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm.
I work with Female, Trans, and Non-Binary clients age 16+ across the U.K on a secure HIPAA compliant video platform.
At present, I am not taking on new clients struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, or those who identify as Cis-Gendered Male. However, a wealth of wonderful practitioners who do can be found on the Beat Helpfinder Directory;
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