Adult Picky Eaters UK

For Picky-Eating Adults in the UK and worldwide

Hope & Anticipation July 5, 2011

Filed under: General,My Progress,Treatments — Claire @ 12:07 pm

So, I got a referral to an Adult Clinical Psychologist.  Told her the eating problem.  She took it seriously, she believed me, she asked sensible questions, and she reckons she can do something that might help.  Said a colleague of hers had helped someone with the same problem.

Even though I haven’t started the treatment yet, and I don’t even know what it involves, already it seems like a miracle.  After so many years of being brushed aside and ignored with this by professionals who should have helped, to finally get to this point feels like more than I ever dared to hope for. 

I’ll of course be blogging this as I go along – more anon.


Therapy For Picky Eaters March 27, 2008

Filed under: Treatments — Claire @ 12:17 pm

Today I had an email from someone who offers online and telephone counselling worldwide, and face-to-face in Glasgow, and guess what?  She works with adult picky eaters!

She’s a member of the BPS, which means her psychology degree is top-notch (like mine!), and she’s BACP-registered which means she’s a “proper” counsellor.  She’s trained in person-centred counselling, and uses solution-focussed brief therapy, which I’ve incidentally been reading about, thanks to Colin.  It looks to be quite effective. More on that later.

In the meantime, see her details below:

Diana Armstrong-Wotherspoon
Professional and confidential counselling from the comfort of your own home – by live chat, email or telephone. Secure card payments, evening and weekend appointments available.
0141 9469096 or


What Would Constitute a “Cure”? August 14, 2007

Filed under: Reducing Pickiness,Treatments — Claire @ 12:35 am

Following on from the previous post, I also think it’s worth considering what would constitute a “cure”. 

I can live with not wanting to eat haggis, squid, black pudding or jellied eels, quite frankly.  Plenty of “normal” people don’t really fancy offal,  brussels sprouts or sushi.  I could live with that. 

What I’d view as a cure would be to get to a place where I can try things with abandon, without the gagging thing.  I don’t have to love everything, but loving a few more things would be great.  I’d like to be at a point where the notion of Five A Day didn’t make me feel excluded from the human race.  At present, one a day constitutes a triumphant rarity for me.

It’s been mentioned elsewhere that a very common feeling amongst picky eaters is that most of our excluded foods simply don’t seem like food to us.  I’d like to get to a point where I can feel in my heart (and my mouth) that apples are food, regardless of whether they’re a food that I like or not.

That’s what I’d like, how about you?