I have suffered with an eating disorder for over 16 years, but with Nic’s encouragement, support and patience, recovery has started to feel truly possible. It has been a difficult journey but with her support and guidance, I have moved from a place of feeling utterly trapped and without hope, to a place where life is now bigger than the illness. Slowly, I feel able to find more and more of myself again, and to develop tools and strategies which have helped me to help myself.
Something that I have appreciated about Nic’s approach is that she sees the person and not just the illness or the number on the scales, and has encouraged me to reach towards, and be motivated by my own personal goals and dreams.
She has gently guided me in gaining insight and understanding into my struggles with food and weight, and empowered me with the skills I have needed to face things that I am most scared of. These are skills I feel comforted in the knowledge that I will have for life, and bit by bit they are allowing me to gain freedom from fears I have never really thought that I could defeat.
Thank you Nic. Although I still have some of my journey to complete, I finally have the faith and confidence that I will get there, and feel grateful every day for the new freedom I am discovering along the way.
I have worked with Nicola on and off now for a long time now, and I find her very easy to talk to.
It is clear that she has a lot of experience in working with people with eating disorders, as she is very knowledgeable around the subject.
I find Nicola to be very encouraging and motivating, she believes that everyone can recover and never seems to give up on anyone. It is also very reassuring to hear that she has witnessed people recovering from their Eating Disorders, because it is easy to give up hope when you have suffered with an Eating Disorder for a long time.
Also, I would add that Nicola is not scared to say things as they are! At first I hated this, but now I realise that this can be really helpful. Eating Disorders can be very sneaky and need this approach sometimes.
Nicola has been especially helpful during the panedemic and being able to have weekly video appointments has been a lifeline.