Eating disorder treatment & Obesity therapies
Many people seem to be able to eat whatever they want without any problem. Other people really struggle with their relationship with food. Eating disorders usually take over your life, affecting how you think, feel and behave. Short-term and long-term health effects, not always obvious initially, can be far-reaching and cause serious complications. Each person’s eating disorder is often a very individual mix, however, all eating disorders exhibit one common factor, self-worth based on body shape, size and control of food intake. Rules about what you can and cannot eat, secret eating, compensatory behaviours such as excessive exercise, vomiting, laxative abuse as an attempt to reduce food absorption lead to feelings of confusion, guilt and shame.
Diagnosed with an eating disorder in the 1990s, I am highly aware of the long-term effects and difficulties in recovery. In 2016 I decided to undertake specialist training on the Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity programme, at the National Centre for Eating Disorders. I attained the Master Practitioner Award in Eating Disorders and Obesity, plus received training in the Maudsley Hospital MANTRA model of engagement with Anorexia. Both of these provide me with a range of approaches I can use in your eating disorder therapy. I am pleased to be able to offer specialised therapy in the following areas:
- Weight loss counselling
- Binge Eating
At the moment I am able to offer face to face sessions at my base in Ulverston which is accessible from areas such as:
- Ulverston and surrounding areas in the South Lakes area.
- Barrow in Furness and small villages in the Furness area.
- Dalton in Furness
If people are unable to travel to my office or are further afield, I offer Counselling therapy via Skype.
Eating disorder assessment (up to 80 minutes) £60
Subsequent sessions (1 hour) £40
Block booking (advance payment) 6 sessions £210
Assessment + 6 sessions £260
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy, sessions cancelled within this time period are usually subject to invoice.