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Dr (Vinod) Singaravelu is an incredibly professional and caring clinician who was fundamental in supporting our daughter to a successful recovery from her eating disorder. I do not believe that the outcome to our daughter’s illness would have been as successful without his involvement in the process.

Whilst our daughter was his patient, he provided a huge amount of support to both my wife and I, taking time to explain how our daughter’s illness presented and the impact it had on her as well as our family. He treated all of us with great respect, listening to our daughter’s concerns and objections, and despite some difficult sessions he remained calm and demonstrated great empathy throughout. He always found time to talk to us without our daughter present so that he could get our perspective on how things were going and what we were finding challenging.

He showed a genuine interest in all of our views, and explained concepts in a very clear manner, using well-chosen examples to help us all understand what was happening and how her illness was impacting her. Crucially, he was consistent with her throughout and usually helped her to come to a conclusion by herself, rather than telling her what to feel or think, and he challenged her in a very constructive way which really worked for her.

He treated her with great respect, and always included her in any decisions about her treatment, whether that related to meal plans, medication, or additional counselling. This resulted in our daughter trusting him which was very unusual through a period when she was struggling or unwilling to trust anybody. I cannot thank him enough for the support he gave us. Through the treatment and support he offered our family he genuinely helped to change our lives for the better.

Parent of a patient with eating disorder

30 Jan 2023

Dr Singaravelu provided outstanding care for our daughter during her recovery from anorexia nervosa. He treated her with the utmost respect, listening carefully to what she was saying and giving considered and pertinent responses. He gave her the time she needed, our sessions never felt rushed. He was empathic yet challenging. He took care to ensure our daughter was informed about decisions she was making, in particular regarding medication. He was very supportive to us as her parents, again taking time to answer our questions and listen to our concerns. Our daughter trusted and respected him. This allowed her to talk freely to him and I believe their therapeutic relationship was instrumental in her recovery.

Parent of a patient with eating disorder

23 Jan 2023

Dr Vinod is very caring , thoughtful and understanding. He is sensitive to my daughters issues and has brilliant analogies to explain things . He is a great listener and is good at encouraging my daughter to challenge some of her thoughts . 

BJE - Parent of a patient with low mood & eating disorder

16 Sep 2022

Dr Vinod was very patient and willing to listen. He asked lots of very open questions, but was good at prompting me when he could see was struggling to come up with answers. He gave really helpful and constructive advice about how to move forward.

LB - Young Person, Service user

18 Jan 2023

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