Eating Disorders In Students Service (EDISS) – Counselling

 

Service users are entitled to 6 sessions of short-term counselling with our qualified counsellors, each lasting 50 minutes. Sessions may take place either once a week or once every other week.

Like peer support, counselling is attained via bookable appointments only. The time slot will be agreed between service user and counsellor either via email or at the session.

Counselling usually takes place in the same room(s) (unless otherwise stated), at the following locations

University of Nottingham
Cripps Health Centre
(wait in main reception area to be called)
Wednesdays only

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus, Student Services
(wait in main reception area to be called)
Fridays only

Counselling sessions will often explore something specific to the service user’s eating difficulties, whether it be the impact it is having on studies or the history/gaining a better understanding of why it might be happening. Approaches often used include:

-CBT
-Psychoeducation
-Person-Centred
-Food/Activity Diaries
-‘Reality-Testing’