Eating Disorders & Nutritional Counselling

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” – Simone de Beauvoir

Eating disorders are relatively common in our society. There are various types of eating disorders, including, but not limited to, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Some people may not qualify for a straightforward diagnosis as they may have varied symptoms; they may be diagnosed with EDNOS or an ‘eating disorder not otherwise specified’. Eating disorders frequently have social, emotional and psychological causes. They are characterised by an abnormal and obsessive relationship with food. Eating disorders may arise as a result of societal pressure to look ‘thin’ or ‘perfect’. However, frequently the causes of eating disorders can be more complex. Taking the first step to get help with an eating disorder is often a brave and scary step. Together, we can work towards you developing a positive relationship towards food and a healthier relationship with your body. Support is available in the form of psychotherapy and nutritional counselling. Recovery from disordered eating is often a long process but one that offers freedom from the obsessive thoughts that control your mind. Together we will not only work to resolve the disordered thoughts that relate to your feelings and behaviours towards food, but will support you to recover your self in full. The idea is to help you develop a more authentic identity and cultivate a sense of acceptance that not only relates to your body, but your sense of self and self-worth.

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