Welcome to the Talking EDs (Eating Disorders Support Service Scotland) website and thanks for dropping by. From our experience, many people - of all ages and backgrounds - worry that their problems, concerns or difficulties are not 'big enough’ or 'serious enough' to warrant help and support.
As far as we are concerned, if you are experiencing problems, concerns or difficulties that affect your life in some way, or you feel that you need to talk to someone about what's going on for you in life, it's important for you to seek the help and support you need and deserve. Evidence suggests that the sooner you receive support from a professional, the more effectively and successfully you'll be able to start exploring your concerns, find ways to address problems and improve your quality of life. Just click on the service you want more information about below or in the menu above.
To find out more about Talking EDs, our history and experiences, our therapists and what we offer, please feel free to browse this website or get in touch for information. There's lots of information on this website and we hope you find it useful.
The Clinical Director and Lead Psychotherapist, Alexandra, and our Affiliate Therapists and Counsellors are all qualified and/or accredited psychotherapists and clinicians with specialised clinical training in psychotherapy and counselling. They are each trained in a core therapeutic modality (e.g. CBT, person-centred etc.) and all practice integratively to ensure sessions are tailored as much as possible to each individual client's needs and preferences. Alexandra and her team of therapists and counsellors all have experience of working with many issues including: depression and low mood; anxiety; panic; body image; stress; self-esteem; eating disorders; relationships; assertiveness; identity issues; grief; confidence; goal-setting; emotional distress; coping with difficult feelings and emotions and much more.
The Clinical Director, Alexandra, has undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees in Psychology and Psychological Research as well as a degree in English. She has completed clinical training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and hopes to undertake her Doctorate in Psychotherapy in 2021. Alexandra has additional qualifications in other therapies such as Stress Management Therapy, DBT and Clinical Hypnotherapy and also has qualifications in clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide, training and development, group facilitation and much more! She has been involved in the field of eating disorders for over 20 years in various settings and capacities.
Alexandra and all Affiliates engage in regular Clinical Supervision (individual, group and peer supervision) and frequent Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Therapists and counsellors hold Professional Memberships with various organisations (e.g. COSCA, BABCP, BPS, HPC, NMC, BACP etc.), have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance, hold PVG/Disclosure Scotland Membership and are registered with ICO's Data Protection Scheme.