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
Shannon has been working hard on her recovery from atypical anorexia for the past couple of years and is about to graduate from therapy.
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