Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching

I am a Carolyn Costin Institute certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach. My recovery coaching provides practical online and face-to-face eating disorder recovery support services, which are personalised, affordable and accessible no matter where you live in the world.

carolyn costin institute certified eating disorder coach

My philosophy

  • You cannot tell how deep a person’s suffering is by looking at them. An eating disorder goes far beyond the physical manifestations.
  • Recovery from an eating disorder is not about being ‘better adapted,’ it is about having the freedom to live your life as a fully integrated person.
  • Recovery is not just about healing your relationship with food, it is about healing your relationship with life.
  • Recovery is about finding meaning and purpose outside of your eating disorder – this is what will keep you well. 
  • Recovery will be the hardest thing you have ever done, but can also be the most rewarding thing you will ever do.
  • I cannot make you give up your eating disorder, but I will show you how to reclaim yourself, and create a life for you that includes peace, joy and fulfilment.

What do I do as an eating disorder coach?

Support you in situations where it is not possible for your treatment team to be available.
Provide you with meal support and accountability.
Support you whilst you transition from residential or day treatment. Meet you at your school, college or workplace to help you navigate difficult situations.
Work alongside your treatment team and loved ones, to help you achieve your recovery goals

I align with Carolyn Costin’s definition of recovery in her book; 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder;

Being Recovered is when a person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, food and weight take a proper perspective in your life, and what you weigh is not more important than who you are; in fact, actual numbers are of little or no importance at all. When recovered, you will not compromise your health or betray your soul to look a certain way, wear a certain size, or reach a certain number on a scale. When you are recovered, you do not use eating disorder behaviours to deal with, distract from, or cope with other problems.

Carolyn Costin

What is the difference between Therapy & Coaching?

Eating Disorder TheraphyEating Disorder Recovery Coaching
Can diagnose and ‘treat’ eating disorders.Does not diagnose conditions or treat them. Instead, I help support the work and goals of the client’s clinicians.
Can diagnose and treat other co-morbid issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse.I refer to the clients therapist for treatment of any co-morbid issues.
Therapists are trained to help clients work on underlying issues, exploring WHY the eating disorder might have developed.I am trained to work only on the “here and now.” I help clients accomplish day-to-day behaviour challenges.
Therapy sessions tend to be one hour and often take place in an clinical setting.I work with clients anywhere, whenever you you need me; in your home, at the supermarket, clothing store, work or at a special event for extra support.
Therapists are in charge of ongoing assessment, establishing treatment goals and carrying out the overall treatment plan.I work with clients to enable you to accomplish your established treatment goals.