I met Michelle last year & never heard of Eating Disorder Therapy let alone think I had a problem myself. I started & stopped treatment a few times as I wasn't quite ready to admit my problem or dig in the way I needed to & she was so patient with me. So fast forward & lockdown happened, I decided rather than run away I'd stay & face my demons once & for all!
Michelle has helped me dig deep when it hasn't been easy or when I haven't wanted to but she supported me through each session & held the space for me to open up & be vulnerable & each time I did I felt another piece of the disorder melt away! Michelle's support is second to none as she understands what it's like to go through recovery!
My main problem was binge eating & breaking behaviour patterns around this & slowly because it is a slow process, no quick fix you do notice a change in how you think about yourself & how you feel about yourself. The biggest thing I've learned from working with Michelle has been to love myself inside and out for who & what I am for the first time in my entire life.
Her support in & out of sessions is incredible, she's always there for you no matter what! I love sending her my little updates on breakthroughs for me cause while someone else might think they are silly or small Michelle knows the effort, fear, vulnerability & also happiness behind the milestones! I'm finally in a good place in myself & with food! The biggest thing I'm proud of is the fact that I've shown up every week for myself! Michelle has helped me turn my life around & I will forever be grateful to her for that!!
My daughter was 15 years old when I brought her to Michelle first. She was very underweight and was suffering from anorexia and bulimia. I am very grateful for Michelle's support. She was very gentle in her approach yet very honest with our family. My daughter is a very different young woman today. She is back finishing her studies and is partaking in normal activities a girl her age would be doing. It has been a very difficult road for us as a family and I want to thank Michelle for been there. She has always been at the other end of the phone and in-person to answer any questions we had.
As a woman who has struggled with distressed and emotional eating for over four decades, finding Michelle and working with her was a life-changing and life-enhancing experience for me. It was an important step on a journey of self-recovery after a few very difficult years, and a step that has brought me greater health, positivity and freedom from obsession with food as a coping mechanism. Food has become a pleasure and a fuel rather than a means to stuff anger and resentment. Paradoxically, the freedom to put me and my needs first - to give myself permission to say no, to rest, to resist the feeling of obligation to be perpetually busy - has meant a lessening of the urge to overeat as compensation for not meeting my needs. None of this would have been possible without Michelle's knowledge and supportive presence over the past few months. I would recommend anyone who is enduring the self-punishment of distressed or disordered eating to contact Michelle for help and to work with her to attain greater freedom and live your best life