My Psychotherapy Career: Specialising in eating disorders

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In this episode, Emily Bridges, our head of content and engagement, talks to UKCP psychotherapist Gladys Ellis.

Working in the NHS as a mental health nurse, Gladys decided to pursue psychotherapeutic training to support young people and their families. After qualifying, she worked in an NHS CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) team, where she noticed an increase in the number of young people entering for disordered eating. This sparked her interest to learn more and specialise. Now with over 21 years of experience, she shares her learnings.

‘Family therapy is the gold standard way of working with young people with eating disorders, NICE says it, and we know from clinical experiences that you can't really support a 12- or 13-year-old alone without their family support or their family resources around them.’

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