Mental Health Diagnosis
What this problem is
A food addiction is eating more food than you actually need and usually masks an underlying emotional problem.
While food is necessary for health and life, many of us have built an emotional dependence on eating.
Because of this dependence, the boundaries between healthy eating and addictive behaviour can become blurred.
Indeed whether or not a person can truly be addicted to food is a matter of ‘hot debate’.
Overcoming a food addiction is about changing the way you think and your attitude towards food, rather than changing your diet.
Psychology & Psychotherapy can help teach you how to cope when times get tough.
People may also experience a number of symptoms and behaviours that may not seem to be directly related to XX including:
- Panic attacks.
- Avoidance strategies.
- Safety behaviours.
- Low self esteem.
Within the Power Threat Meaning Framework, these associated or secondary symptoms may be better thought of as threat responses and coping strategies that have been adopted in order to cope with the immediate problem.
Unfortunately, when faced with threats not everybody adopts threat responses that are ‘adaptive’ to the situation and may frequently choose approaches that end up being more harmful to mental and physical health in the longer term.
Despite this obvious paradox, it is important to recognise that nobody deliberately chooses ‘maladaptive’ coping mechanisms that result in more harm than good.
At some level, the choice of threat response made complete sense (was coherent) at the time the threat was originally experienced, and this may have been in early childhood at a time when fewer mental resources were available.
Causes of this Problem
The cause of XX are
Recovering from xxx
Whilst it has already been established that xxx in itself is NOT some sort of illness or faulty response, elevated levels of stress and anxiety over protracted periods of time is both uncomfortable and ultimately bad for overall health.
Feeling anxious all of the time is highly stressful and there is a well researched relationship between stress and the body’s ability to fight off illness and infection known as Psychoneuroimmunology.
All of our therapy & counselling approaches follow a similar pattern in helping people to recover from their distress and include:
- Developing a formulation with the client based on what has happened during their lives and what they seek to achieve.
- Exploring coping mechanisms, adaptations and meanings that have been attributed to experiences and learning new ways of thinking and coping that are more adaptive in today’s context.
- Recovering and sustaining recovery through the normalisation of new coping skills and practical application of new knowledge.
Therapy & Counselling for XX
We offer a wide range of therapy & counselling options to suit individual needs and character types.
You can read more about each one below.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for XX – CBT works by exploring how our thoughts create our feelings and emotions and then offers various tools for changing those thoughts.
The CORE Programme for XX – The CORE programme is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support and uses on online learning system alongside face-to-face (or Zoom) sessions.
Hypnotherapy for XX – Hypnotherapy combines the relaxed state of hypnosis with counselling to help bring about changes in how we feel today.
Counselling for XX – Counselling is less solution-focused than CBT and involves talking about how we feel in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.
Self directed therapy for XX – Our self-directed therapy course has been designed to help you understand the mechanisms underlying your problems and how to change your perceptions in order to feel better.
Arrange a FREE initial consultation
If you’d like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from xxx then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.
During this consultation we will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.
This consultation lats around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet our therapists and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.
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