Head office: 01245 269335; Chelmsford: 01245 359353/07958 076001; Basildon: 01268 822800/07717 126407 info@renew-us.org

Eating Disorders

eating disorderWe now provide therapeutic support for those from 17 years of age onwards who have, or are at risk of, an eating disorder.

This free service is for clients who are registered with a GP in the Mid-Essex CCG area ie. the districts of Braintree, Maldon and Chelmsford.

Eating disorders are a range of illnesses characterised by emotional and behavioural difficulties associated with food and weight.

The main types are:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • OSFED (Otherwise specified food and eating disorders)

Each eating disorder brings its own physical complications.

Not everyone will fit neatly into a specific diagnosis but if you are using food and eating as a way of coping or feeling in/out of control, then you will be able to access our service….struggling with an eating disorder is very frightening and very isolating. The drive to manage on your own can be very stong but it may not be the best thing for you. It is important you get help and support.

Through counselling, you can work with your therapist to begin to take back control of your life and build the strength to work to understand or to deal with those issues that have been pulling you into the eating disorder.

We offer weekly counselling with counsellors who have extensive experience of working with individuals affected.

It is a confidential service: what is discussed in the room will stay in the room unless you are at risk.

We are happy to work alongside other professionals attending to your physical well-being.

For an initial appointment (to see whether counselling is right for you) please telephone, write or email us at the details below, ensuring you quote the project name re-ed:

Renew Counselling Sycamore Centre

Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1AH

phone: 01245 359353
fax: 01245 357852
email: sycamore@renew-us.org

How much will it cost?

Renew is a charity that offers low cost and sometimes funded professional counselling to the community and surrounding areas.

The actual cost of a counselling session is around £45-£50 but, in many cases, we can subsidise this.  Our ethos is to provide as much affordable counselling as we can so, when you come in for assessment or call to discuss your child’s counselling, you will be asked how much you are able to contribute towards the cost.  Our fees start at £15 per session and, for people who are unemployed and living on benefits, we can sometimes offer a bursary of £5 per session.  The bursaries are limited, are only offered if available and are for up to 24 sessions.

We do actively see support and funding for the counselling we offer.  So, on occasion we will have fully funded sessions available to clients fulfilling criteria set out by our funders.  When you contact us, we will take you through whatever options are available.

Currently we are proud to work in partnership with:

Mid Essex CCG – Re-ed, our eating disorders service in Chelmsford.

Basildon and Brentwood CCG – our young people’s service in Basildon.

Essex County Council Fifxtra – supporting families and individuals – online.

ReSet – supporting a range of individuals, details on enquiry.

Shaw Trust – supporting a range of individuals across Essex, details available on enquiry.

Diocese Scheme – Supporting clergy and those who work in the Church of England.

Castlepoint and Rochford CC – counselling for staff at our Basildon centre.


Our Bursary is supported by Anglia Water Trust.

Opening Times

Sycamore Centre
  • Monday 12.00noon – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00noon
    4.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Bridge Centre
  • Monday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Tuesday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday 11.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 2.00pm
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Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapyand we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling