Alongside presenting the podcast Overeating and binge eating recovery Shelley regularly writes for counselling publications, and gives expert opinion in the media. She specialises in content around overcoming comfort eating, finding engaged love, managing stress, and building self-confidence.

If you would like Shelley to write for your publication, please get in touch – email

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Mentally Yours Podcast

How Do You Feel About Freedom Day?

On 19th July lockdown is lifting in England. How should we deal with our anxieties as the pandemic moves onto the next stage?

Yvette and Ellen chat to Shelley Treacher, a Counsellor who helps individuals and runs groups on overcoming loneliness, comfort eating, and finding engaged love. They talk fact-checking, risk-taking, and how to take things slowly as lockdown eases.


Huffington Post


The ‘Will We, Won’t We?’ Narrative Of June 21 Is Exhausting

Will all restrictions ease on June 21? Won’t they? There’s a tug-of-war going on – and it’s leaving us mentally exhausted.

Shelley Treacher opens up the discussion in this article.



9 Therapist-Approved Tips To Tackle Nighttime Anxietynighttime anxiety

This is a lovely article about calming nighttime worries. Shelley Treacher made a sizeable contribution to this article.




Do you have a FODO?a lady afraid of going outside

Dubbed fear of dining out, or FODO, it’s pretty normal to feel worried about returning to restaurants. Shelley Treacher made a significant contribution to this article as she discussed how to cope up with FODO.




co-parenting is a tricky thing to discuss and manage

Co-parenting 101: The dos and don’ts of starting to blend your family

No matter how easy some celebs might make it look, co-parenting is a tricky thing to navigate.

Shelley Treacher provided her best input to this article.



partner talks about themselves in the third person

Why it’s a bad sign if your partner talks about themselves in the third person

People who refer to themselves in the third person do so because they find it hard to take responsibility for what they are saying,

Shelley Treacher’s comment on this article has a significant impact on the reader.


Yahoo Finance

overwhelmed by work

How to deal with the ‘deer in the headlights’ feeling of overwhelm

Whether it’s a heavy workload, a difficult boss, or working from home with kids, feeling frazzled at work is normal. However, feeling overwhelmed every day can cause havoc with your wellbeing and can lead to burnout.

Shelley Treacher made a significant contribution to this article. 

“Overwhelm occurs when we have too much to think about, or too many feelings happening, all at once”.


post pandemic recoveries

Why more empathy among employers is key for post-pandemic recovery

With the end of the current lockdown in sight, workers will have to navigate new personal and professional challenges. And with so many people struggling with the after-effects of COVID-19, empathy among employers is key.

Shelley Treacher provided her best input to this article.




Better after 50


menopause mood swings

A story about mood swings. It’s not you, it’s the menopause

It wasn’t until I was having an anxiety attack in Asda, over a box of ferrero rocher, that I realised something was wrong.

If you get sudden unexplained bursts of emotion; anxiety, fear, worry, grief, sadness, tears, irritability or anger, this article might help.



Counselling Directory


Conflict and anger: Sick of the sight of your lockdown mate?conflict and anger

Frequently, the underlying voice of anger is, “You can’t do this to me”.

Conflict and anger have certainly been an issue during the pandemic. So, here, I’ll start to explain what anger actually is, and how to begin to understand conflict.



Post Covid-19 stress

Now that we’re starting to mix again, we’ve got a lot to recover from.
Read my latest article with tips on how to cope.





confuse going outside or binge eating during lock down

Wondering how to stop COVID-19 binge-eating/drinking/shopping?

“First I just started picking when I was bored. Now I can’t go 20 minutes without getting something from the fridge or cupboard!” – This is something a client said recently.

When the news of the pandemic dawned, we locked ourselves at home, and turned to all of our traditional comforts; food, television, booze, net surfing, and online shopping, to name the big ones.



Feeling wobbly about leaving lockdown?leaving lockdown nerves

“I’m starting to get anxious about being around lots of people, going back to the office and having to use public transport.”

When I posted my TikTok about being nervous of coming out of lockdown, there were lots of likes for this comment. It was a popular subject.



Covid-19 on Valentine's Day

Coping with Valentine’s Day: loneliness in COVID-19 lockdown

How to feel less lonely and more empowered on Valentine’s Day during Covid-19 lockdown. This article is about ‘loving too much’, and how to find love for you.

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

– A.A. Milne ‘The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’



Comfort eater if binge eater?Are you a comfort eater?

Some questions that will help you start to answer what binge-eating, overeating or comfort eating is for you.





Blame. Binge. Shame. Repeat. Part 1- The self-criticLady seems criticizing herself

In my work with overeating, what I see the most, is people who are really hard on themselves. This is one of the main reasons that people overeat. So in this article I’m going to talk about how self-criticism goes hand in hand with comfort eating and binge-eating. I’ll show you ways to understand this for yourself, and to begin the journey of stopping giving yourself such a hard time. Because that really is what’s needed to stop overeating.



Blame. Binge. Shame. Repeat. Part 2: The inner childWeary child sitting in darkness

In this part of the series, we will travel deeper into understanding more about what’s behind your overeating.





Blame. Binge. Shame. Repeat. Part 3: Self-nurture Self nurture and self appreciation

In this section of the series, I talk about a part of you that needs to be learned, practised and developed, to manage the feelings of the ‘inner child’.




Blame. Binge. Shame. Repeat. Part-3. covid fatigueCOVID-19 Fatigue and stopping eating

In this final part of this four-part series, I’ll pull together some things from the rest of the series to address how we all might be feeling at the moment, and ways to stop overeating.




eat too much covid

Coping with Covid-19 comfort eating

Since the lockdown began I’ve seen posts every single day about how we’re eating too much.

Mostly people are saying this with humour; people are still trying to make
jokes out of it. But for a section of the population the posts are not really that funny. There’s a huge amount of shame involved in overeating, if you’re in the habit of it. So, it’s for those people that I’m writing this article…


10 ways to cope with angerA lady breathing and coping with her anger

In this article, I’ll be sharing 10 ways to help you cope with anger.




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