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.

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Let's Connect



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.





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.




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Ruth  Micallef

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. 

In the Press



Ruth Micallef says the Government’s ‘war on obesity’ could hide the 22% of people struggling with Binge Eating Disorder

The Scotsman

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


"Those suffering from Binge Eating Disorder should receive the same compassion and support as Anorexia, says our member Ruth Micallef. "


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

My clinic hours are currently

Wednesday to Friday,

9 am to 3 pm.

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