Eating disorders are complex and multi-faceted illnesses, for which treatment involves medical, psychological and practical support simultaneously. Counselling is a key part of the recovery process, helping a person with their emotional and psychological needs, addressing the underlying root causes and equipping them with the strategies for moving forwards in their journey. 

Ways to get involved with EDA

  • Volunteer your counselling skills and experience for our national helplines and Befriending Service and in return gain valuable insight and training in this specialist field. If you're currently training to be a counsellor, you may be looking for a placement and you're welcome to work with our in-house psychologist to gain the necessary skills. Please email us for more information.

  • If you're a qualified counsellor and registered with the BACP, BEDAP or UKCP, EDA's Professional Help Directory is the perfect place to advertise your service. As well as being accessible to thousands of people using our Help Directory to find support, we can also signpost potential clients to you via our telephone helplines.

  • Click here to download our Help Directory Listing Information PDF