‘Eating Disorders Counselling Services Devon’ was founded in 2012 by Gill Wilson (MBACP). Gill has always had a great interest in Eating Disorders, and whilst studying for an ‘Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling’, she gained several years experience with ‘Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association’ (SWEDA). This fuelled her passion and Gill realised the value of having a similar service in her home town of Exeter, Devon, and after qualifying she founded ‘Eating Disorders Counselling Services Devon’.
Gill also held the position of School Counsellor at ‘Colyton Grammar School’ in East Devon, but after four years resigned in order to concentrate fully on her private practice. She has also gone on to gain additional training in Eating Disorders, including the ‘Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults, (MANTRA)’ and ‘Cognitive Remediation Therapy of Anorexia Nervosa’ both held at The Maudsley Hospital in South London. As well a ‘Professional Diploma: Children and Young People’.
‘My main purpose of forming ‘EDCSD’ was to offer clients who are struggling with their relationship with food, an opportunity to improve it. There is help available from the health authorities but this is limited, and is usually offered to those whose eating habits have become so severe that they are able to be clinically diagnosed with a recognised Eating Disorder such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. Early intervention can be key, and it is important for someone to be able to access support as soon as they recognise that they need it.’
‘Eating Disorders Counselling Services Devon’ aims to give this support, and is now a thriving private practice working with a wide diversity of clients presenting with a variety of food related issues.
Please feel free to call for an informal chat today on 07980 182118