You can make a private practice booking request to speak to our team using the form below.

Private practice bookings are £45

All bookings are made in the strictest confidence and available to anyone (over the age of 16) who is currently impacted by any eating disorder, or symptoms of an eating disorder, including an individual sufferer, family member or carer.

Please note: this service is for individual over the age of 16, if you are looking to make a referral for our non-private service, click here.

Meet the team.

Our team understands what it takes to reach out for support and are here for you every step of the way. Our dynamic team have experience in delivering both online and in-person support, providing confidence in this chosen service for your recovery. Our eating disorder-informed and qualified counsellors know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery so we have a variety of options when it comes to your recovery journey with First Steps ED.

Our experienced team of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, work against NHS and NICE standards, are here to provide a service and support unique to you.

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Providing hope, opportunities and choice in recovery.

Our Private Practice is here to help you address your unique eating disorder recovery goals through counselling and psychotherapy.

Guided by you, we’ll agree a session plan and you’ll be invited to attend regular sessions with the aim for you to be in control of your recovery journey and make progress towards your unique goals. What is great is the team is available both during the day and most evenings to ensure we are here to provide you with the right amount of support without interfering with your daily life.

Recovery is possible.

Within our private counselling service, our experienced and dynamic team will help you identify negative patterns in thinking, emotions, and behaviours to deepen the understanding of your eating disorder and provide tools to navigate through more challenging periods in your life.

Ready to start your journey?

Visit our Referral Page and fill out our form as best you can, mentioning you wish to access our Private Counselling service. Once we have received your form, someone from our team will contact you to provide you a bit more information on this service. We understand what it takes to make a referral so we aim to ensure this process is quick so we can help you promptly.

We’ll get you booked you in and gather a little more information from you to learn more about your eating difficulties. This is to make sure our service are appropriate and what you need right now (but don’t worry, if we’re not the best fit for you, we will help you find a more appropriate service!) Once we have what we need from you, we’ll get started on that road to recovery, with regular reviews throughout your sessions to ensure you are making progress and feeling the benefits of this service.

Important: Please note that First Steps ED services are for people with mild to moderate eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues. We do not provide a crisis or emergency service. Following support from a crisis team, we require 12 weeks from your discharge date before making a referral into our services unless a professional referral is made by Integrated Community Services (ICS). If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, please visit the NHS website, contact your GP or for immediate assistance call 999.

You can make a referral now

Referrals can either be made by yourself, by a parent/ carer, or professional support worker. After making a referral, we aim to make contact within 10 working days.