Eating disorders & obesity
Many people seem to be able to eat whatever they want without any problem. Other people really struggle with their relationship with food. Eating disorders usually take over your life, affecting how you think, feel and behave. Short-term and long-term health effects, not always obvious initially, can be far-reaching and cause serious complications. Each person’s eating disorder is often a very individual mix, however, all eating disorders exhibit one common factor, self-worth based on body shape, size and control of food intake. Rules about what you can and cannot eat, secret eating, compensatory behaviours such as excessive exercise, vomiting, laxative abuse as an attempt to reduce food absorption lead to feelings of confusion, guilt and shame.
Diagnosed with an eating disorder in the 1990s, I am highly aware of the long-term effects and difficulties in recovery. In 2016 I decided to undertake specialist training on the Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity programme, at the National Centre for Eating Disorders. I attained the Master Practitioner Award in Eating Disorders and Obesity, plus received training in the Maudsley Hospital MANTRA model of engagement with Anorexia. Both of these provide me with a range of approaches I can use in your eating disorder therapy.
I am pleased to be able to offer specialised therapy in the following areas:
Feel free to contact me with your current symptoms as I may be able to help.
- Weight loss counselling
- Binge Eating
I offer counselling sessions using Skype, Zoom, email or telephone - sometimes combined with email.
Eating disorder assessmentup to 80 minutes
Subsequent sessions (1 hour) £60
Block booking 6 sessionsadvance payment
Assessment + 6 sessions £360
Bank transfer and PayPal possible in advance – details on request.
Cancellations: I have a 48 hour cancellation period, cancellation within this period is usually subject to payment in full.