Disordered eating often goes hidden and unnoticed. There can be strong feelings of distress, shame and guilt which are compounded by society’s focus on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods and diets, images, advertising, healthcare and medical diagnoses, well meaning and not so well meaning comments about eating, food choices and weight. My practice focuses on a gentle, non judgemental, size neutral, non blaming approach. I provide a safe space to talk about your own concerns about your diet, and to work as a team with you to reduce difficult feelings, reduce risks and bring you to a more comfortable place in your relationship with food.
What sort of disordered eating do I work with?
- Binge eating
- Emotional eating
- Secret eating
- Restrictive eating
- Concerns, guilt, shame and other difficult emotions around food and eating
What sort of disordered eating do I not work with?
- Diagnosed anorexia nervosa. This is because multidisciplinary team support is best practice
- Artificial feeding such as nasogastric or peg feeding
- Diagnosed eating disorders where you have no psychological support
- ARFID – avoidant restrictive food intake disorder
Disordered eating takes many forms, often not fitting into one neat category or another. If you don’t recognise your particular issues in the lists above, please don’t let that put you off, just get in touch and I will be able to assess if I am able to help.