Thank you Alison. The great thing about
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Thank you Alison. The great thing about starting recovery from wherever you are is that you can start recovery any time. It's always the right time to begin healing. The isolation people crave when they have an eating disorder is part of always holding back. It's easier to keep secrets about yourself when no one can see you. To be visible and in the presence of another person, especially another person who is a psychotherapist with a reputation for being able to understand others, the person with the eating disorder cannot control what the other sees. That can raise unbearable anxiety. It's also why establishing earned and deserved trust is essential in the therapeutic relationship. Allowing someone to meet you as you are and allowing yourself to respond honestly to someone who is meeting you as you are is critical for eating disorder recovery. It's also, in early days, a great challenge.