Eating disorders are extremely common and can be serious or maybe even life threatening if they are not treated appropriately.
The main characteristic of an eating disorder is an obsession with weight. These thoughts can lead to severe consequences concerning health and behaviour.
People with eating disorders often use food, and the control of food intake, in an attempt to compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem over-whelming. For some, dieting, bingeing, and purging, may begin as a way to cope with painful emotions and to take control.
If these behaviours continue, they will ultimately damage your physical and emotional health and self-esteem. Therapy can be helpful in changing thoughts and expectations and by providing support and encouragement (16).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) are recommended. If you require help and advice Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.