Eating Disorders

Eating problems bring fear, isolation and loneliness to the sufferer.
Clients may become locked into a cycle of strict adherence to rigid dietary rules relating to when and where they eat and how much is consumed. Such practice is usually carried out in secret.

CBT seeks to address cognitive distortions and identify negative thinking patterns by linking thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This in turn, can have direct consequences for evaluating thinking and changing behaviour. CBT for eating disorders can help identify misconceptions about weight, shape and control thus making links with beliefs about eating behaviours and the problems which maintain it.

Developing new techniques for dealing with eating difficulties is the first step towards recovery.