Eating Disorders

Unhealthy eating is related to a troubled psychological state.

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating and Compulsive eating are the four most common forms of problem eating and are invariably accompanied by a distorted sense of self, and/or body image.

The eating patterns are developed in response to an emotional deficit experienced by the person.

Counselling is usually necessary to explore these deeper issues which may be operating from an unconscious level. Helping people discover connections between the eating behaviour and their internal processes enables them to deal with their feelings in a less harmful way.