Whilst recovering from an eating disorder and sort of reaching a motivation plateau, it was suggested that to make it over last hurdle I go and see Clare. I had put back on the weight I needed to, but I was in no way happy and my body was in desperate need of the right nourishment. Not that I was eating badly quite the opposite but through years of malnourishment my body was no longer functioning as it should be. I was completely exhausted emotionally and physically. We discussed my goals in life and also for my health, and what was holding me back from making a full recovery. I found that with Clare’s support and gentle encouragement I was able to start making the last few steps I really needed to make, that I was stubbornly refusing to do. It was a step by step process and there was no force or unpleasant pressure and I was able to take things at my own pace. I discovered what it felt like to eat enough and enough of the right thing and to take time to self indulge in a little more me time. I was faced with having to keep a food diary and then having to admit to bad habits, and then I learned how to change them. I learned to talk about myself, which is something I used to find hard to do as I was embarrassed by the way I felt and ashamed at the way I had tried to cope with the huge stress I had put upon myself a couple of years before. Although I still have a little way to go, as no one can make you better other than yourself, I feel that without Clare’s help and support I would still be going round in circles. I am finally accepting myself for me and no longer seek perfection. I have learnt that it is ok to make mistakes, because how do we learn if we don’t make them? I am finally on the right track. I am feeling fitter and healthier than I have ever been, even when I was at school, running around, doing all my dancing and other activities. Food has now become a passion for me rather than a phobia. I enjoy cooking and eating well, rather than just eating because I am told I have to. This is a huge turn around for me and great relief to my parents, who now look at me and can’t believe how much I have changed in such a small space of time. Thank you Clare I will be eternally grateful for your help getting me back being me. I now am able to think clearly and of other things, than just being pre-occupied with calories, food and self-control.