Talking Therapies

We recognise that caring for someone who is experiencing an eating disorder can be extremely distressing and stressful. Our friendly team of specialist therapists can offer a range of different talking therapies to support you during this difficult time. 

To access talking therapies, you will first need to refer yourself for an assessment appointment. Please see our Referral Form to refer yourself for an assessment appointment.

The referral form asks you for a bit of information about your situation. Once this is submitted someone from our clinical team will look through the information. We may contact you to discuss the referral before offering you an appointment for an assessment. At an assessment someone from the team will meet with you to discuss what has brought you here and discuss what may be helpful. This is a collaboration between us and you to help you to find the most suitable source of support at that time.  An outcome of this may be that you are placed on our waiting list for talking therapy such as counselling or to join a Treading on Eggshells workshop. Talking therapies are currently provided in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.

I remember the relief and hope I felt when I got the call saying I could be offered counselling after being on the waiting list. Counselling was very helpful. It gave me somewhere safe and confidential to discuss my feelings. It gave me a weekly escape. Even if sessions brought out difficult and strong emotions, I felt better afterwards.

Our team currently offer the following types of talking therapies which are all available to family and friends, as well as individuals who are experiencing an eating disorder;

  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (D.B.T.)
  • Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy