I own and manage AEDRA, and I live and work in the UK . I’m an eating disorder therapist, trauma therapist and I offer outpatient therapy and transformational recovery coaching, working with people in Northamptonshire, UK + worldwide via video 🌏
I am a qualified and accredited coach, cognitive behavioural therapist, certified clinical trauma specialist and have advanced training in treating complex PTSD. I am a certified shame-informed therapist (CSTS) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy practitioner (MBCT). I have been helping people professionally for over 20 years. I am a coaching and counselling supervisor and enjoy helping others in their professional practice. I use my eating psychology and nutrition training to support with clients who suffer from disordered eating patterns. I have trained in CBT-E with Christopher Fairburn and MANTRA at the Maudsley, both recommended evidence-based treatments for all forms of eating disorder seen in adults; I also have a background in advanced abnormal psychology, CBC and therapeutic coaching, IPT, meditation and various approaches that help promote recovery including DBT, ACT, TF-CBT, CPT and STAIR. I am an eating disorder recovery mentor , and I am an accredited trauma debriefing facilitator.
I am incredibly passionate about eating disorder recovery, about helping you find your voice and your identity, about health at every size, & advocating against weight stigma and diet culture.
My approach is informal , tough and compassionate and very effective. I have recovered from restrictive Anorexia and I have survived trauma and struggled with anxiety. I use my personal experiences , qualifications and comprehensive training to create a unique approach and personalised support plan to help you overcome the obstacles and challenges you are facing and find the same freedom I did.
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Coaching Philosophy and Style
My Coaching philosophy is based on honouring each client as an expert in their life and work. I believe that every client is naturally creative, resourceful and whole and it is my job to:
• Discover, clarify and align with what my clients want to achieve
• Encourage self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
• Hold clients responsible and accountable
Listening, really listening, to my clients and asking powerful questions that open their horizon is at the core of who I am as a Coach. I love that clients have described my style as empathic, insightful, no-nonsense, innovative, bold, rigorous, action-oriented, optimistic, intuitive and fun.
Beliefs and Core Values
I believe that having an extraordinary life is possible for all of my clients. My approach stems from the perspective that a fulfilling, even amazing life is available to you. It’s simply a matter of finding the path that leads you there.
As a practising Coach I hold training and professionalism as one of my highest values. It has always been extremely important to me to receive the best possible education so that I can serve my clients with the utmost confidence and cutting edge techniques. My dedication to continuing my education in this field deepens with each new conference and training that I attend.
Meet The Team
Elsa has recently joined the team and will be starting out by setting up and facilitating our brand new support groups 'ARCHES', the first for partners and carers of adults struggling with anorexia to be followed by 'ARCHES' for the parents and carers of young people and adolescents struggling with anorexia.
Elsa is a BSc Psychology student. She has experience working with people who suffer from eating disorders through the UK’s leading eating disorder charity Beat.
She has a special interest in anorexia, including other mental health difficulties that often overlap with this eating disorder such as OCD and anxiety. She is a firm believer in the potential of every current ED sufferer to make positive changes and to fully recover.
Elsa is an aspiring Clinical Psychologist. In her work, she draws on both her scientific and creative background, combining subject-specific knowledge and a warm, empathetic approach to help both sufferers and families/partners/carers feel heard and supported.
Mandy has recently joined the team to help run both ARCHES groups(Anorexia Recovery: Creating Hope Empowering Supporters) and to share her lived experience and empathy with the group members.
Mandy lives in Shetland where she works as a sales assistant and a Bi-aura therapy practitioner.
For the past few years Mandy has been supporting her 24 year old daughter, who is in recovery from atypical anorexia.
Mandy has chosen to be a support person in the ARCHES support groups as she hopes to help other supporters feel listened to, validated and less alone. She wants to share the knowledge she has gained from her extensive personal experience.
Shannon has been working hard on her recovery from atypical anorexia for the past couple of years and is about to graduate from therapy.
Shannon is a regular contributor with her authentic, engaging and personal perspective articles.