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