'Understanding Your Eating' Guest Stay

At Burrswood Health and Wellbeing, we offer therapeutic support and understanding for people who are concerned about their eating patterns.

The ‘Understanding your Eating’ course is aimed at ‘emotional eaters’; helping you to understand that your unhealthy eating patterns may be driven by your emotions. This is not a diet programme and does not offer advice on calorie control. Instead it will offer you a different way of understanding your relationship with food and is designed for those who are looking for a more effective and sustainable alternative to the diet yo-yo treadmill. 

This is a structured programme to help you understand that eating is not just about hunger but is often used as a way of managing feelings.  Our counsellors and psychotherapists are specifically trained to support you as you seek to improve your self-esteem and quality of life and will work with you to develop healthier coping strategies. Your therapist will provide on-going support as you consider the psychological and emotional impact of food-related issues on physical and mental health, along with the effects on your relationships and social life. Find out more here

During the programme we will be working with the key concepts of possibility and hope to empower you to work towards your full potential.  We will be encouraging an ongoing positive sense of personal identity and meaning.

Setting out on this journey may evoke challenging and difficult emotions. Therefore, we will help you plan any support necessary following the initial programme.   We do also offer the option of ongoing therapy within our Out-Patients department.  Alternatively, we are able to liaise with any relevant services or practitioners, local to your area. 

'Understanding Your Eating' Guest Package

  • Structured 6-night programme for those concerned about overeating
  • Pre-planned therapy
  • Full-board

The package Includes;

Therapy services:

  • 5-session counselling / psychotherapy programme

Spiritual services (If required):

  • Daily worship services
  • Pastoral accompaniment

Accommodation and Hospitality:

  • Home-cooked meals in our dining room
  • Single, twin or double rooms
  • Private, en-suite room
  • Beverage making facilities in room
  • Warm,  friendly and tranquil surroundings
  • The use of public spaces

Optional (with additional charge)

Accommodation and Hospitality:

  • Breakfast in-room tray service

Therapy services (at discounted rate of £39 per session which should be pre-booked before arrival to avoid disappointment):

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy /AquaKalm
  • Massage
  • Complementary therapies


Additional services (subject to availability)

  • Hairdressing
  • Manicure
Pricing: From £728* full board for six nights plus cost of the Understanding Your Eating programme of £315. Total cost £1,043*

* prices subject to seasonal rates

The programme is subject to an initial assessment session.

For more information, please contact our counselling and psychotherapy team on 01892 865990 or email counselling@burrswood.org.uk. A pre-booking questionnaire can be downloaded below.

The programme can also be delivered within our outpatients department for £315.

The assessment session will need to take place prior to admission, either face to face or over the telephone.  Patient quote:-

"Earlier this year I did the Understanding Your Eating course. I wanted to drop a line to say a big thank you. I would not hesitate to recommend this service.” 

‘Understanding your Eating’ for Counselling Outpatients integrates, under licence, an introduction to the ‘Understanding your Eating’ Programme’, devised by Professor Julia Buckroyd. This is based on her research at the University of Hertfordshire, and on nearly 30 years’ experience of working in the field of disordered eating


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