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Eating Disorder Therapist

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.

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We only discuss what you feel comfortable with, and see each other as regularly as helpful for you.

Let's Connect and Collaborate

on your journey to a life free of disordered eating

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Email Consultation


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.

Ongoing Sessions


Our collaborative work together at a pace that suits you.

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

Initial Appointment


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.



A beautifully bite-sized 30-minute E-Course for anyone looking to begin the journey into understanding why their Eating Disorder has developed.


We have donated over £900

to families who have arrived in Scotland after fleeing traumatic events and life-threatening conflict through Refuweegees in 2020/21

We have gifted £1000 of Luxury Brand Clothing

to those identifying as female, who through no fault of their own have found themselves in poverty stricken situations via Give Your Best in 2021

We have supplied 7 months of Mentoring

offered to a final year student at Abertay University with intersections often seen as a 'barrier' in their industry in 2020/21

We have facilitated in-depth Work Experience

for an Edinburgh High School student recently settled in the U.K, looking to apply to medical school in 2021 

Ruths personable, sensitive and rational approach enables me to feel both understood and supported. Her knowledge and experience is extremely apparent and no issue seems too trivial or exposing to share. She is so kind, warm and creates a safe space for sharing and understanding your situation.

—  'Lottie', May 2021

Eating Disorder Therapist

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.


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 Counsellor with 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.


Ruth is an Intersectional Feminist, who has the lived experience of recovery from Orthorexia and purging by Over Exercise. 

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"When BMI blocks support for people with Eating Disorders; Ruth Micallef says scrapping Body Mass Index (BMI) as a qualifying measure could allow those suffering from 'Invisible Eating Disorders' to seek the help they need".

15th April 2021


I'm so excited to connect with you

My working hours are Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 4 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 diagnosed 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;

For Press and Media enquiries, please use the contact form below;