Wellbeing Practice – provides support for eating disorders within a positive, safe and supportive environment. Completely non-intrusive with no drugs, we work with you to identify the underlying issues that cause your eating disorder. We put you in control, giving you the strength and ability to remove eating disorders from your life, and have the resilience to face the future.
Understanding Eating disorders
Our society continues to prize thinness even as people become heavier, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives.
There are three major types of eating disorders.
People with anorexia nervosa have a distorted body image that causes them to see themselves as overweight even when they’re dangerously thin.
Individuals with bulimia nervosa eat excessive quantities of food, and then purge their bodies of the food and calories they fear. Often acting in secrecy, they feel disgusted and ashamed as they binge, yet relieved of tension and negative emotions once their stomachs are empty again.
Like people with bulimia, those with binge eating disorder experience frequent episodes of out-of-control eating. The difference is that binge eaters don’t purge their bodies of excess calories.
It’s important to prevent problematic behaviours from evolving into full-fledged eating disorders. Anorexia and bulimia, for example, usually are preceded by very strict dieting and weight loss.
Whenever eating behaviours start having a destructive impact on someone’s functioning or self-image, it’s time to seek professional treatment.
Taking the next step is simple. Talk to us about how we can help with a FREE initial consultation. You will find us friendly, approachable and professional. Your confidentially is assured at all times.