Counselling for Eating Disorders
I can offer counselling for a wide range of problems related to eating and weight problems, whether you have been suffering for a relatively short amount of time or for many, many years. I am trained to work with reception aged children upwards. I firmly believe that it is never “too late” to deal with long term eating issues as I have often heard people lament. I consider that although we sometimes feel that we have lost the capacity to change what is not working for us in our lives, we can always re-find it with a skilled and willing helper. I will try to support you whilst you carve out a way forward to a more fulfilling and healthy lifestyle.
My National Centre For Eating Disorders training qualifies me to be able to deal with all forms of eating distress, including but not limited to:
Night eating syndrome,
Ednos or FED-NEC
Treatment for eating disorders typically begins with an introductory meeting, followed by an assessment session during which we explore in-depth your personal history with food, weight and eating patterns. My focus is to identify why your eating disorder may have begun, and what the maintaining factors are which might be making you feel powerless to control your eating. We then work out together what we can do to change this behaviour in a way that works for you taking into account your home/work environment. I am interested in how your eating habits are impacting your daily life and we can work together to help improve your psychological and physical health. Often, clients would like to also discuss how their eating is affecting their family too, and in some cases, I invite a loved one to a session where my client may feel they are unable to communicate what is going on for them clearly and calmly.
For further information about the different types of eating disorders please visit the Beat website. If you are living with or close to somebody who is suffering with an eating disorder and feel you need support you are welcome to attend the free Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders Carer’s Support Group. More information of this can be found on their website.