"After a period of hospitalisation I was referred to Sandi due to her expertise in eating disorders. Initially I had little faith that Sandi could help me because I was "not sick". I later found out I was incredibly mistaken and had suffered with anorexia nervosa. The doctors in the hospital had nursed my body back to health and Sandi nursed my mind back to health.
Without Sandi's warmth and insight I don't know if I would be where I am now. I have returned to full functioning, I have a job, am studying full time at university and worrying about the same things as other teenagers rather than the number on the scales. Sandi was the mastermind behind equipping with the tools I needed to face life's challenges and could not recommend her highly enough." -M.H
"Sorry I haven't been in contact for a while. I've been over seas now for exactly 6 months and I'm on my way home next week. I've had an amazing adventure as a tourist and working in a foreign country. Like anything this different it has had its challenges and it's very many ups and downs! All of which I have grown and learnt so so much from.
Anyways I think for the past year I've had a fear of being without "therapy" or have someone to "report back to"... (In terms of how I am with food and body image). In the fear I wouldn't be able to cope on my own. Living on my own and being completely in charge of every meal I have has turned out to be an absolute walk in the park. No problems (besides getting worms.)
I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me and your constant advice which has allowed me to enter and be in charge of my life. I can confidently say if it wasn't for your ability to become the one person I could trust even more than my family at times yet also being 100% professional at the same time I wouldn't be where I am today. (And I truly mean that)
I am the most content I have ever felt in my life. Although I have no idea what my job is going to be next week I am hoping to continue in the performing arts for the next few years.
Either way I know I can conquer the crazy dreams I had as 5 year old. Considering what I’ve fought through.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my families’ heart. And my biggest, deepest apologies for at times are an outright .... head.
Much love xxx and don't ever stop doing what you're doing!!!!! Xxxxxxx
Ps. Totally congratulate you if you managed to read and understand this.
And I can guarantee if I have trouble in the future (with anything) I will be giving you a call.” - E.K
“I thought I would give you an update on [our daughter's] progress, it’s been about 10 years since her diagnosis of anorexia & at that time came under your care, thankfully, she is now just got engaged to a great bloke, they just bought their second property & finished her masters at uni with a great career ahead.
10 years ago I thought I was going to lose my beautiful daughter, a parents worse nightmare, but with your loving/caring/determined & professional treatment of not only [our daughter] but our whole family I have a healthy daughter living life to the full. Im not sure thanks is enough for what you did for our family but thank you, hope all is well with you & will keep you updated on her journey” – P.
“Who is winning at life! Um I look disgusting in all my anorexia photos, I had no cheeks, I look like a bag of bones, I literally had no colour (I was pasty as ever) I just look Lifeless! Now come on who wants to look like that, Not me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No I am not the skinniest girl anymore or anywhere near as thin as I was but let me just list you some pros I now have in my life:
Everyone stop what you are doing choose recovery and go eat some maccas with me #oldfearfood” – A.
“Sandi, I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me.
Making the decision to seek help was probably the hardest thing I have done, it was a massive stepping stone and one I was pretty scared about.
But I have not looked back since.
From the very beginning you were just so warm and understanding and never judged anything I said even if I was judging myself while saying it.
Speaking to you each week helped me understand what I was feeling and gain control over the negative voices in my head.
I have become so much stronger within myself and I am so much happier than I was before.
For this I will be forever grateful!
I hope everything is well with you.
And honestly thank you for everything” – N.