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  OPEN EVENING: COME AND SEE OUR THERAPY AND CONSULTING ROOMS Looking for a new therapy/consulting/counselling to rent by the hour or in blocks? Then, come to our last Open Evening of 2022 and take advantaged of 1/2 price roon hire for the rest of 2022 and a free supervision group.   Please RSVP if you would like to attend the Open Evening below so we know who to expect. Thanks.     OPEN EVENING   We will be hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 6th October 2022 between 5pm and 6.30pm. This will give you the chance to come along and look at the rooms available, including our new Orwell Room. Refreshments will also be provided for visitors. There is also the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.     HALF-PRICE ROOM HIRE   We are also offering 1/2 price room hire until Saturday 31st December 2022. So, it will be £7 per hour for new Room Users until that date. It will return to full-price (£14) thereafter.     FREE SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION GROUP   We are also offering any new Room

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Grief, Loss and Bereavement   Recent events across the UK have caused new feelings of grief and loss in many; while many others are experiencing a 're-activation' of feelings of grief and loss for friends, family, pets and situations that they have previously lost, often a very long time ago.   It's a tricky time in the UK at the moment: we have faced so much change over the past 2 and a half year. For many, it's difficult to make sense of why they are feeling such sadness and loss at the moment.    However, you are not alone. We are here to listen and support you, at your pace. Our therapist, Michelle has a specialist interest in grief and loss; however, all of our therapists and counsellors have experience of working with bereavement, loss and grief - after all, most of us have experienced it in some way, at some point, in our lives.   Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about how we can support you. Our contact details are below.    We are he

Focus on .... Binge Eating Disorder

  Focus on..... Binge Eating Disorder (BED)   Binge Eating Disorder or BED is often characterised by someone consuming very large amounts of food over short period of time, even if they are not hungry. Although, we often see another form of binge eating that is characterised by an almost constant 'grazing' of food, which may amount to a large volume of food over time.   BED is almost 2x as common in those identifying as women than in men, although gender differences are less pronounced than in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. BED has been found is all cultures and ethnicities.   BED was formally classified in 2014 as distinct Eating Disorder and now has formal classification in DSM-5.   Keeping in mind that everyone experiencing BED is different and BED may present differently (we are all different and unique, after all!), some of the signs and symptoms of BED include:   * Feeling out-of-control when eating during a binge episode. * Often hiding food (before it has been ea


GRIEF, LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT Grief and loss is complicated and messy. There's no simple way of putting it. That's how it is. In psychotherapy and counselling, we often hear clients say that family and friends keep telling them that 'you should be over this by now'; 'how can you still feel sad about X' or even 'pull your socks up and get over it' (I have to admit, I shriek inside when I hear that, arghhh!). The thing is, hearing these things 1) isn't helpful or validating; and 2) misses the point when it comes to grief, loss and bereavement. We can also experience grief, loss and bereavement for lots of different things: it's not just in response to the loss of a loved one. We can experience this in relation to the loss of a beloved parent, friend, colleague or pet. We can experience it in relation to loss of health, a job, moving house/l

Can you help with this research on eating disorders/disordered eating and low self-estee,?

STEM is looking for some help with their research on eating disorders/disordered eating and self-esteem. Can you help? If so, please see the poster below. Thanks!    

Monday Motivation

  Monday Motivation   This week's #MondayMotivation posters acts as a reminder that we are all human after all and self-care, rest, relaxation and stepping off the rollercoaster of life is really important, now and then.   If we don't build regular, consistent breaks, recovery periods, stability zones and time-out into our daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly schedules, we burn out and become more susceptible to anxiety, stress, depression, panic and more.   It's as simple as that.   Your challenge for this week is to think about how you can incorporate consisent and regular rest, relaxation and recovery periods into your life - no matter how small or big these may be.   If you need some support and assistance with this, feel free to get in touch about the therapy, counselling and coaching services we offer that can help you with these goals, and many others.    Please see our contact details below.   All the best, Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (GAD

Let's Talk About It

Let's talk about it...... If you're looking for in-person appointments (Glasgow city centre) or online apppointments (anywhere in the UK), feel free to get in touch (contact details in the Comments below). Our team of friendly, experienced and skilled psychotherapists and counsellors are here to support you through whatever you are going through at the moment.   We also have a dietitian and nutritionist who can support you with physical and nutritional health too, should you also need this type of support.    Our team consists of: Alexandra, Amanda, Jackie, Jamie, Jane, Jenny, Julie, Laura, Liz, Marie,Michelle, Sana and Sue.   We have expanded into England now too and can provide online appointments with one of our therapists in England.   Get in touch for more information or if you would like to book an appointment.   Speak soon.    Best wishes,  Alexandra Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Services (GADS)   CONTACT DETAILS Website: E

We must's not just girls and women who experience eating disorders

We must remember .....              ..... that those identifying with male and with non-female genders also experience eating disorders and disordered eating. MALE EATING DISORDERS   Men and boys and anyone identifying with other genders experience eating disorders and disordered eating too.   We really need to stop leaving out non-females and other genders from the conversation. Why? Because to do so means we are discriminating against others, developing 'female-friendly' services only and perpetuating a very biased and unrepresentative picture of eating disorders. This means lots of people don't have their voice heard and don't receive support and understanding.    Our motto, since we started in 2009, has always been, 'your voice counts', and it truly does, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, culture, background etc.   Here at Talking EDs, we see males and those identifying with other genders, of all ages and backgrounds who experience a range of eatin