Eating Disorders header

Therapy To Help Cope With Food & Eating Disorders?

What Are Eating Disorders?: Issues relating to food and eating disorders (also called eating disorders or disordered eating) refer to a range of conditions and behaviours that occur when your relationship to food is complicated or beyond your control. The most common types are binge-eating, anorexia and bulimia.

Treatment for symptoms of an eating disorder will depend on the type of condition you might have. It usually involves talking therapy.

What causes eating disorders?: Eating disorder symptoms often develop due to emotional issues – a need to regulate your body, or body image issues. They quite often start during your teenage years or early adulthood. However, you may still develop them as an adult.

The ability to control your food intake when you don’t have control over other issues, or a desire to soothe your emotions. They can be emotionally distressing as well as physically dangerous and can cause and contribute to other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

Disordered eating does not have to be extreme to cause distress, and if you notice that food issues are causing problems in your daily life, therapy might be a good option for you.

There is a wide range of therapeutic approaches that can help with eating disorders, and you can access therapy individually or in families or groups since eating issues are often inherited within families.

The type of therapy modality for your specific eating disorder might be future-focused and goal-oriented, helping you to manage your symptoms and behaviours, or it might look more at the root causes and your subconscious influences, or it could combine these approaches.

Therapists & Counsellors Dealing With Food & Eating Disorders at HQ Therapy

The type of therapy modality for your specific eating disorder might be future-focused and goal-oriented, helping you to manage your symptoms and behaviours, or it might look more at the root causes and your subconscious influences, or it could combine these approaches.

Below is a selection of our current therapists and counsellors who are fully trained to work with couples suffering from eating disorder using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

What Can Therapy For Food & Eating Disorders Help With?

There is a wide range of therapeutic approaches that can help with eating disorders, and you can access therapy individually or in families or groups since eating issues are often inherited within families.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy. If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

Below are some of the therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to eating disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Counselling For Food & Eating Disorders?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.