Counselling for Eating Disorders in Reading, Berkshire
Do you use food as a coping mechanism, or for emotional comfort rather than for self nourishment?
I offer a professional, compassionate and confidential therapy for eating distress and body image issues including bulimia, binge eating, chronic dieting or restrictive eating, food cravings, obsessions, emotional and compulsive eating. The primary purpose of Eating Disorders Counselling is to facilitate positive change & recovery from emotional, habitual, & chaotic eating patterns, & most importantly to restore a healthy attitude to food. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to establishing the foundations for our work together, and aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Counselling enables you to gain some clarity around the real cause behind your need to eat for emotional reasons (e.g. comfort eating), or your need to restrict and control your intake of food; you will receive the support you need to identify and become aware of the main triggers and patterns in your life that contribute to and maintain your unhealthy eating habits and behaviours, as well as your preoccupation with food and body shape.
Here are some of the ways you can benefit from Counselling for eating disorders:
- Discover the psychological origins of your behaviours
- Explore the emotional aspects of your urge to overeat or restrict your food
- Learn new coping skills that allow you to satisfy your emotional needs without turning to food
- Improve your self-esteem, confidence, and self-image e.g. feel better about yourself and your body
- Take back control of your lifestyle and nutrition
- Reconnect with the natural rhythms of your mind and body
- Reduce stress and anxiety related to food and eating
How can we work together?
I offer an Initial Assessment as an opportunity to meet before you commit to therapy. This also gives us a chance to discuss your current difficulties, goals for therapy and see whether we are the best fit for each other. For information about my fees please follow this link.
Talking Can Help
To book an Initial Assessment
Please Call 07846 989439
or send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you.
If you have a specific medical problem or complaint, it is recommended that you seek help from your GP you seek counselling. This will allow you to have the necessary checks to determine whether your condition has a physiological or medical cause. More importantly, if such a condition is identified, then the appropriate medical intervention can be applied.
Your health may be compromised if you use any extreme weight control behaviours (even if occasionally) as there are many physical complications that can arise from extreme food restriction, fasting or losing weight too quickly, from self-induced vomiting, abusing laxatives/diuretics, as well as from extreme exercise.
If you think you might be suffering from an eating disorder it’s important to speak to your GP and get a full medical check-up.