What is an Eating disorder?
An individual with an Eating disorder tends to be a perfectionist who obsesses over the way they look. The individual will be unhappy with how they look and compare themselves to others who they see as having an ideal body. The individual will then try to alter their behaviour by trying to control their eating habits. This can be done via excessive eating and purging. Eating disorders affect individuals of any age, with recent research showing that the age of the onset of Eating disorders becoming as young as 4 year olds.
What are the symptoms of Eating disorders?
Negative perception of own body
Constant weighing self
Obsession with comparison
Dissatisfaction with body parts
Embarrassment of self
Need for perfection
Body change (loosing/gaining weight)
Fear of fatness
If you believe you are suffering from some of the symptoms stated above therapy may be beneficial to you. At The Blue Tree Clinic and our therapists and doctors are here and ready to help you beat your Eating disorders.
What are the types of Eating disorders?
– Anorexia nervosa
– Binge eating
How can therapy help?
Therapy can help you to discover the causes on your Eating disorder as well as helping you find strategies and techniques which can help you overcome the Eating disorder. Therapy can also help you to think differently about your body and look at it in a more positive way. Your therapist may involve your friends and family to allow them to support you and give you guidance outside the therapy.
Types of therapy offered for Eating Disorders at The Blue Tree Clinic?
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
– Cognitive Analytic Therapy
– Psychiatric Treatment and Supervision
– Weight management and nutrition
It may be that our team believe that you would benefit from medical help as well as therapeutic help in which case we may suggest private psychiatric treatment where a psychiatrist will assess you and decide whether physical tests or medication would help. Many Eating disorders have biological symptoms attached to them, such as serotonin levels, which may need to be treated by medication.
How can The Blue Tree Clinic help you?
Our therapists are expertly trained in working with individuals with Eating disorders. As well as having therapist we also have nutritionists as part of our team. Our professionals will look into assessing your symptoms and look into providing the therapy which suits you and your needs best. We know that this can be an extremely sensitive topic so we take a non-judgemental, caring and sensitive approach to ensure you feel comfortable with us.
Your therapist will tailor the therapy to ensure you gain the most out of it which may be from one therapy type of a combination of different types of therapy. The therapist will investigate the potential triggers of your Eating disorder as well as helping you to develop new ways of thinking about your body. Your therapist will work in conjunction with you to help you via the use of tools and techniques which can then be applied into everyday life. As well as this the therapist will help you to try and prevent relapse from occurring and if so what to do to ensure it can be controlled.
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