Eating Issues

Our therapists can help children, adolescents and adults with psychological causes of eating and food related difficulties. They specialise in helping with a range of issues such as pre-occupation with weight, binge eating, negative body image, comfort eating and eating disorders such as bulimia.

Changing our eating habits every now and again is normal, but for some people food and eating can become problematic. Eating issues are often accompanied by difficult thoughts and feelings which are sometimes hard to express. 

Many people think that if someone has an eating disorder they will be over or underweight, but this is a myth. Anyone, regardless of age, gender or weight, can be affected by eating issues.

Eating issues can manifest themselves in a number of different ways, including:

  • restricting the amount of food eaten
  • eating more than needed or feeling out of control when eating
  • eating in secret
  • feeling anxious about eating or digesting food
  • eating lots of food in response to difficult emotions
  • restricting the kinds of foods eaten
  • purging after meals
  • checking, testing and weighing body frequently
Talking therapies are the recommended treatment for eating disorders according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). In particular, the most common form of talking therapy model used is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 
 
In order to best support you, one of our therapists will provide a safe environment for you to work through the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing surrounding food. Ultimately, the goal of therapy would be to eventually help you reach a point where you once again have a healthy relationship with food. 
 
Please feel free to book an initial consultation with one of our eating disorder therapists today.