I work with adults who have disordered eating patterns and those who eat as a means of coping with their emotions. Despite the increasing awareness and publicity around disordered eating, societal stereotypes and preconceived notions still exist. Over-eating, binge eating, restrictive eating and weight control problems reflect many different factors. Many people use disordered eating behaviours to help with their emotions.
Societal and cultural factors such as diet culture, and social media may contribute to developing disordered eating for those with a genetic predisposition. The pandemic and its consequences for daily living may also have impacted on eating patterns.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to working with disordered eating. I combine several approaches to meet your needs and will check-in with you regularly to ensure that you feel that the support you are receiving from me is helpful to you.
If you or someone you know is struggling with any symptom(s) of an eating disorder, it’s important to seek out help and support as soon as possible.
Recovery from all eating disorders is possible, but often requires an integrated approach involving medical, psychological, and emotional care. Recovery from an eating disorder can be complex.
If you think you may have developed an eating disorder, I encourage you to contact your doctor.