Eating disorders are very distressing for those experiencing them and very socially limiting. Feeling the need to control what you eat, or losing control when you eat, often leads to sufferers feeling depressed or disgusted in themselves. Both men and women suffer from eating disorders, and there is a spectrum of different disorders that are commonly experienced by people here in Bath. Treatment is available in the form of therapy sessions to help you identify your unhealthy attitude towards food and how you can address your actions towards it. Asking for help can be very difficult, but seeking counselling in Bath is the first step to beginning your recovery.
The different types of eating disorders Anorexia is when you consciously control how little food you allow yourself to keep your weight as low as possible. This is through monitoring how much you eat and keeping your intake as low as possible, exercising too much, or a combination of both.
Bulimia is when you sometimes lose control and eat a lot of food in a short period of time (binging) and subsequently try to ‘purge’ by making yourself deliberately sick or by taking laxatives. You might also suddenly restrict what you eat, or do too much exercise.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is when you regularly lose control of your eating habits and binge, eating large portions of food until you feel uncomfortably full, and are then upset or guilty afterwards. This can also feel depressing, induce low self-worth, and feeling disgusted with yourself.
Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OFSED) recognises that your symptoms don’t exactly match up with any of the above disorders, but your eating habits or control of food and exercise is unhealthy both mentally and physically and is therefore no less serious an illness.
Therapy and counselling in Bath for eating disorders Talking therapy in Bath with Paula Beasty takes a personal and individual approach to helping you conquer your eating disorder. Together, Paula will work closely with you to address your feelings about food and help you to master your cravings. You will no longer need to hide your behaviour from others and will recognise the situations or emotions that lead to and occur after distressing moments with food so you can control them and curb them in everyday life. Counselling for eating disorders in Bath is incredibly freeing for many people suffering with them, because it works on your ability to cope with any food-related frustrations and live your life to the fullest again.
Seeking help is a big step in anyone’s recovery, which is why Paula deeply respects your effort and trust when you seek counselling in Bath with her. Regardless of whether your journey to recovery is smooth or needs a little more time, Paula will be happy to work with you at your own pace, ensuring your comfort throughout your eating disorder counselling appointments.