Binge Eating Therapy & Counselling
Binge eating problems involve regularly eating large portions of food all at once and usually very quickly until you feel uncomfortably full or even bloated.
It is not unusual to then have feelings of guilt immediately following an episode and it is considered by some schools of thought as a form of self-harm.
Binging sessions are often planned in advance and you may even buy special binge foods such as cakes or foods with a high carbohydrate content.
Binge eating problems can affect people of all genders and most frequently starts in the late teens or early 20s.
Sufferers usually perform this act with as much secrecy as they can.
Symptoms of Binge Eating
The main symptoms associated with this eating problem include:
- Eating large amounts of food
- Eating very fast during a binge
- Eating until you feel uncomfortably full
- Eating when you’re not hungry
- Eating alone or secretly
- Feeling depressed, guilty, ashamed or even disgusted afterwards
Signs in Others
The following sign might indicate that someone you know has this problem:
- Eating a lot of food, very fast
- Actively hiding how much they are eating
- Creating food stores
- Putting on weight, although this is not always associated with binge eating
Potential Causes of Binge Eating Problems
There are no definitive ’causes’ of binge eating or other eating issues, however, you may be more likely to develop binge eating problems if:
- A member of your family has a history of eating disorders, depression, or alcohol abuse or drug abuse.
- You have experienced strong criticism of your eating habits, body shape or weight.
- You are overly concerned with being slim, particularly if you also feel pressure from society or your job.
- You have anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD or have a “perfectionist” thinking style.
If you think you may have an eating problem we advise that you consult your GP in the first instance and before seeking out psychological help
With the right treatment and support, most people recover, but it does take time, effort and a desire to overcome the problem in order to be successful.
Therapy & Counselling for Binge Eating
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for binge eating and food-related problems.
Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:
- How long you have had the problem.
- Your personal preferences.
- How your problem is affecting you today.
You can read more about the different types of therapy for anxiety on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Binge Eating
- The CORE programme for Binge Eating
- Counselling for Binge Eating
Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.
Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.
Arrange a FREE initial consultation
If you’d like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from your binge eating issues 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 lasts 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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