While there’s several types of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, each disorder is typified by an unhealthy relationship with eating, body weight, and appearance. An eating disorder is a glaring signal that there’s an underlying psychological issue with the person experiencing the disorder.
At the root of an eating disorder is a desire to maintain control, although some eating disorders suggest a lack of control. Often, those suffering from an eating disorder are also dealing with other debilitating psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem.
For those living with an eating disorder, counselling is often the best option for treatment. Counselling offers an opportunity to discover the root cause of the eating disorder and help you understand the emotional response that allows the disorder to exist. Through counselling, you’ll be able to:
- Learn about and understand the psychological causes of your eating disorder.
- Develop strategies to cope with obsessive thoughts that manifest into unhealthy habits.
- Get an education on eating disorders.
- Learn to identify and cope with the triggers that cause your eating disorder.
- Begin to develop a healthy self-image and improve low self-esteem.
At This Life Psychology, our team of highly skilled and experienced psychologists are experts at unearthing the causes of your eating disorder. We can help you develop the positive coping strategies you’ll need to beat it. Our team also welcomes the opportunity to work together with other doctors and health professionals, such as your general practitioner or dietician.
Our goal is to provide you with the thoughtful and understanding approach that you deserve. Once we’re able to get to the root cause of your disorder, we’ll work together to develop healthy coping strategies that are uniquely catered to your situation.
Your eating disorder shouldn’t define you, and our team is standing by to help you overcome your disorder so you can focus on leading your best life.
Our Eating disorders Practitioners
Rodney Walsh Rodney is an experienced Clinical Psychologist providing psychological and counselling services in St Kilda. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). As well as providing psychological treatment and therapy in private practice, he has experience providing professional Act of Living…