Disordered eating can take many forms: binge eating, vomiting, severely restricting calories, yo-yo dieting, obsessing about healthy food, fear of unhealthy food, fear of losing control, over exercising, fear of weight gain etc.
Problems with eating can happen at any age. It is a misconception that eating disorders are most common in teenagers and young women. In my practice, I certainly have many younger people who come to see me, but I also have many older ladies.
‘Normal eating’ If you feel that food rules your life and you don’t think you have a ‘normal’ relationship with food, I can help. It can be very hard to know what you should do when you are overwhelmed by your own thoughts, information on the internet, and opinions or comments from others. You probably know that your eating habits may be physically and psychologically damaging but just aren’t sure what to do about it.
In a non judgemental way, I listen to what you have to say. I can give you my honest opinion on your eating, put things in to perspective, and we can talk about what a healthy relationship with food is. When you are ready, we can come up with practical ways to start to incorporate more ‘normal’ eating behaviours in to your everyday life.
Digestion issues It is very common to experience bloating, tummy pain, constipation/diarrhoea following restrictive eating, all of which can be distressing. This is because the lack of food affects how your gut functions. There are specific foods that aggravate these symptoms. We can work together to identify problem foods and to swap them for ones that are easier to digest.
The number of appointments you want is completely up to you. Between appointments I offer email and text support.