Eating Disorders

Online Support for eating disorders

Online support can offer (at any stage) some help and support for individuals suffering from an eating disorder and for the family and friends involved, I have extensive experience of helping people cope at this time. I understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. It’s not about pressurising people to eat or not eat but trying to understand why the problem is there to start with and allow them the space to untangle the complex issues they have to work through with compassion and respect. I think that just trying to get them to eat will not often solve the problem, that approach may actually alienate the person from the start and make them feel threatened or distressed and therapy may have failed before it’s even started. Therapy needs to be supportive and the client needs to feel respected and not judged. They are more than just a disorder, they are people who are trying to cope with a difficult emotional issue. Even if helping you is only a possibility then it may be possible For me as a therapist, the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts, and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why you under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, but helping you towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for you to achieve, your support network and present situation is important regarding how you feel before looking at any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within you as a unique person in your own right and not just offer ideas towards that change. Ultimately we are working toward giving you the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by yourself, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help you achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, this is in itself an end of needing to be helped. Online therapy options When providing counselling over the internet with programs like Skype, only using sound, for people who are having difficulties in this area is used, I find that it can help remove some of the issues around being judged or feeling exposed and anxious when talking to a therapist, it can be used for therapy or as a step towards building confidence before continuing on to video sessions, or even face to face sessions in the future. Using this type of online therapy service has another added benefit it’s more flexible as it only needs an Internet connection, so you can  use the service from home or anywhere you feel there is sufficient privacy, for you to talk openly to find the help and support you need, on your terms. In some cases where the issues is just starting to become a problem, just the action of seeking help and finding it early on, will raise confidence and make it easier to cope with, what may then turn out to be be a short term problem, the ability to talk to someone who is impartial and non-judgemental before the eating disorder becomes more serious, can lead to a different insight or prospective and inner confidence.

Some recognized eating disorders

Anorexia

Anorexic people starve themselves with the aim of losing weight to a point which others would consider to be very thin, although the sufferer is unlikely to see themselves as such. The longer the condition continues, the more difficult it can be to tackle, and in severe cases can require hospitalisation and can even prove fatal. Sufferers are typically in their teens or twenties and most are women, although around 10% are male. Symptoms are often seen as distorted perceptions of one's weight, size and shape, behaviour which results in a marked weight loss, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, excessive exercising, cessation of periods in women.

Bulimia

Bulimic people may well maintain their normal weight. The condition is characterized by: bouts of eating followed by purging, distorted perception of own weight, size and shape, a powerful urge to overeat, leading to binge eating and a resultant feeling of being out of control, compensatory behaviour such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medication, fasting, or excessive exercise, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.

Binge eating disorder

Constant binge eating and consequent feeling of being out of control, marked distress about binge eating and the attempts to control it, during a binge they may eat more quickly than normal, eat until they feel over-full, eating large amounts when not hungry, will normally eat alone in secret, they will feel disgusted and guilty with themselves, they may eat for emotional reasons: to find comfort for themselves, body weight may vary from being normal to, moderate, or severe obesity. Dealing with emotional distress The sufferer will have problems with obsessive thoughts and behaviours; this is their only way of dealing with emotional distress, which for them cannot be expressed in any other appropriate way. This behaviour is used as a way of trying to control the inner pain they feel. This emotional distress is often to do with a negative perception of self, owing to low self-esteem and low self- worth, feelings of being unable to change their belief about unachievable ideas, or distressing and unrealistic ideals. Some media influences like magazines or some TV programs may help influence, what to them constitutes perfection, but this is not always the case, some people often feel a strong need to be thinner as a way of solving their inner confusion. When I am thin my life will be OK For me the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why does the client under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, the answer towards a recovery can be seemingly obvious like a past trauma or abusive relationship, but helping the client towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for the person to achieve, the support network and present situation is important regarding any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within the person and not just offer ideas towards that change, Ultimately we are working toward giving them the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by themselves, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help the client achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, is in itself an end of needing to be helped. The forgotten people The family can think that they are often forgotten, pushed into the back ground, seemingly thought of as not needing help, the person suffering from the disorder takes all the focus and this can leave the family and friends feeling helpless or frustrated or even secretly angry at the person suffering with this problem. The family can suffer in several ways, the stress placed on the relationships can lead to in fighting as each person struggles to cope with the anxiety and frustration, it’s not the family’s fault but a symptom of the stress and fear that loved ones feels in times of need when faced with a long term problem. Find family Support with online counselling I can offer at any stage some help in understanding and support for the family, I have extensive experience of family suffering at this time. I can understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. This can help release the pent up emotions and allow for a better understanding of your own needs at this time. This can enable the family to be in a better position to offer the right help and at the same time allows for their own important needs to be met.
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Eating Disorders

Online Support for eating

disorders

Online support can offer (at any stage) some help in understanding and support for individuals suffering from an eating disorder and for the family and friends involved, I have extensive experience of helping people cope at this time. I understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. It’s not about pressurising people to eat or not eat but trying to understand why the problem is there to start with and allow them the space to untangle the complex issues they have to work through with compassion and respect. I think that just trying to get them to eat will not often solve the problem, that approach may actually alienate the person from the start and make them feel threatened or distressed and therapy may have failed before it’s even started. Therapy needs to be supportive and the client needs to feel respected and not judged. They are more than just a disorder, they are people who are trying to cope with a difficult emotional issue.

Even if helping you is only a possibility then it may

be possible

For me as a therapist, the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts, and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why you under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, but helping you towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for you to achieve, your support network and present situation is important regarding how you feel before looking at any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within you as a unique person in your own right and not just offer ideas towards that change. Ultimately we are working toward giving you the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by yourself, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help you achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, this is in itself an end of needing to be helped.

Online therapy options

When providing counselling over the internet with programs like Skype, only using sound, for people who are having difficulties in this area is used, I find that it can help remove some of the issues around being judged or feeling exposed and anxious when talking to a therapist, it can be used for therapy or as a step towards building confidence before continuing on to video sessions, or even face to face sessions in the future. Using this type of online therapy service has another added benefit it’s more flexible as it only needs an Internet connection, so you can  use the service from home or anywhere you feel there is sufficient privacy, for you to talk openly to find the help and support you need, on your terms. In some cases where the issues is just starting to become a problem, just the action of seeking help and finding it early on, will raise confidence and make it easier to cope with, what may then turn out to be be a short term problem, the ability to talk to someone who is impartial and non-judgemental before the eating disorder becomes more serious, can lead to a different insight or prospective and inner confidence.

Some recognized eating disorders

Anorexia

Anorexic people starve themselves with the aim of losing weight to a point which others would consider to be very thin, although the sufferer is unlikely to see themselves as such. The longer the condition continues, the more difficult it can be to tackle, and in severe cases can require hospitalisation and can even prove fatal. Sufferers are typically in their teens or twenties and most are women, although around 10% are male. Symptoms are often seen as distorted perceptions of one's weight, size and shape, behaviour which results in a marked weight loss, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, excessive exercising, cessation of periods in women.

Bulimia

Bulimic people may well maintain their normal weight. The condition is characterized by: bouts of eating followed by purging, distorted perception of own weight, size and shape, a powerful urge to overeat, leading to binge eating and a resultant feeling of being out of control, compensatory behaviour such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medication, fasting, or excessive exercise, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.

Binge eating disorder

Constant binge eating and consequent feeling of being out of control, marked distress about binge eating and the attempts to control it, during a binge they may eat more quickly than normal, eat until they feel over-full, eating large amounts when not hungry, will normally eat alone in secret, they will feel disgusted and guilty with themselves, they may eat for emotional reasons: to find comfort for themselves, body weight may vary from being normal to, moderate, or severe obesity.

Dealing with emotional distress

The sufferer will have problems with obsessive thoughts and behaviours; this is their only way of dealing with emotional distress, which for them cannot be expressed in any other appropriate way. This behaviour is used as a way of trying to control the inner pain they feel. This emotional distress is often to do with a negative perception of self, owing to low self-esteem and low self-worth, feelings of being unable to change their belief about unachievable ideas, or distressing and unrealistic ideals. Some media influences like magazines or some TV programs may help influence, what to them constitutes perfection, but this is not always the case, some people often feel a strong need to be thinner as a way of solving their inner confusion.

When I am thin my life will be OK

For me the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why does the client under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, the answer towards a recovery can be seemingly obvious like a past trauma or abusive relationship, but helping the client towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for the person to achieve, the support network and present situation is important regarding any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within the person and not just offer ideas towards that change, Ultimately we are working toward giving them the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by themselves, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help the client achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, is in itself an end of needing to be helped.

The forgotten people

The family can think that they are often forgotten, pushed into the back ground, seemingly thought of as not needing help, the person suffering from the disorder takes all the focus and this can leave the family and friends feeling helpless or frustrated or even secretly angry at the person suffering with this problem. The family can suffer in several ways, the stress placed on the relationships can lead to in fighting as each person struggles to cope with the anxiety and frustration, it’s not the family’s fault but a symptom of the stress and fear that loved ones feels in times of need when faced with a long term problem.

Find family Support with online counselling

I can offer at any stage some help in understanding and support for the family, I have extensive experience of family suffering at this time. I can understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. This can help release the pent up emotions and allow for a better understanding of your own needs at this time. This can enable the family to be in a better position to offer the right help and at the same time allows for their own important needs to be met.
Dealing with low self-esteem
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Eating

Disorders

Online

Support for

eating

disorders

Online support can offer (at any stage) some help in understanding and support for individuals suffering from an eating disorder and for the family and friends involved, I have extensive experience of helping people cope at this time. I understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. It’s not about pressurising people to eat or not eat but trying to understand why the problem is there to start with and allow them the space to untangle the complex issues they have to work through with compassion and respect. I think that just trying to get them to eat will not often solve the problem, that approach may actually alienate the person from the start and make them feel threatened or distressed and therapy may have failed before it’s even started. Therapy needs to be supportive and the client needs to feel respected and not judged. They are more than just a disorder, they are people who are trying to cope with a difficult emotional issue.

Even if helping you is only a pos-

sibility then it may be possible

For me as a therapist, the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts, and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why you under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, but helping you towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for you to achieve, your support network and present situation is important regarding how you feel before looking at any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within you as a unique person in your own right and not just offer ideas towards that change. Ultimately we are working toward giving you the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by yourself, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help you achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, this is in itself an end of needing to be helped.

Online therapy options

When providing counselling over the internet with programs like Skype, only using sound, for people who are having difficulties in this area is used, I find that it can help remove some of the issues around being judged or feeling exposed and anxious when talking to a therapist, it can be used for therapy or as a step towards building confidence before continuing on to video sessions, or even face to face sessions in the future. Using this type of online therapy service has another added benefit it’s more flexible as it only needs an Internet connection, so you can  use the service from home or anywhere you feel there is sufficient privacy, for you to talk openly to find the help and support you need, on your terms. In some cases where the issues is just starting to become a problem, just the action of seeking help and finding it early on, will raise confidence and make it easier to cope with, what may then turn out to be be a short term problem, the ability to talk to someone who is impartial and non-judgemental before the eating disorder becomes more serious, can lead to a different insight or prospective and inner confidence.

Some recognized eating disorders

Anorexia

Anorexic people starve themselves with the aim of losing weight to a point which others would consider to be very thin, although the sufferer is unlikely to see themselves as such. The longer the condition continues, the more difficult it can be to tackle, and in severe cases can require hospitalisation and can even prove fatal. Sufferers are typically in their teens or twenties and most are women, although around 10% are male. Symptoms are often seen as distorted perceptions of one's weight, size and shape, behaviour which results in a marked weight loss, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, excessive exercising, cessation of periods in women.

Bulimia

Bulimic people may well maintain their normal weight. The condition is characterized by: bouts of eating followed by purging, distorted perception of own weight, size and shape, a powerful urge to overeat, leading to binge eating and a resultant feeling of being out of control, compensatory behaviour such as self- induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medication, fasting, or excessive exercise, a morbid fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.

Binge eating disorder

Constant binge eating and consequent feeling of being out of control, marked distress about binge eating and the attempts to control it, during a binge they may eat more quickly than normal, eat until they feel over-full, eating large amounts when not hungry, will normally eat alone in secret, they will feel disgusted and guilty with themselves, they may eat for emotional reasons: to find comfort for themselves, body weight may vary from being normal to, moderate, or severe obesity.

Dealing with emotional distress

The sufferer will have problems with obsessive thoughts and behaviours; this is their only way of dealing with emotional distress, which for them cannot be expressed in any other appropriate way. This behaviour is used as a way of trying to control the inner pain they feel. This emotional distress is often to do with a negative perception of self, owing to low self-esteem and low self-worth, feelings of being unable to change their belief about unachievable ideas, or distressing and unrealistic ideals. Some media influences like magazines or some TV programs may help influence, what to them constitutes perfection, but this is not always the case, some people often feel a strong need to be thinner as a way of solving their inner confusion.

when I am thin my life will be OK

For me the key to working with any eating disorder is to uncover the fears, thoughts and emotional turmoil driving the self-harming behaviour, trying to bring the unconscious into conscious, not why does the client under or over eat?, but what is behind the need to do so, the answer towards a recovery can be seemingly obvious like a past trauma or abusive relationship, but helping the client towards that recovery must be seen from what is possible for the person to achieve, the support network and present situation is important regarding any hopeful expectation or improvements. We must allow for change within the person and not just offer ideas towards that change, Ultimately we are working toward giving them the tools and abilities to cope with new problems or cope with old issues effectively by themselves, this is the true goal of any therapy, to help the client achieve a level of autonomy away from the therapeutic relationship, is in itself an end of needing to be helped.

The forgotten people

The family can think that they are often forgotten, pushed into the back ground, seemingly thought of as not needing help, the person suffering from the disorder takes all the focus and this can leave the family and friends feeling helpless or frustrated or even secretly angry at the person suffering with this problem. The family can suffer in several ways, the stress placed on the relationships can lead to in fighting as each person struggles to cope with the anxiety and frustration, it’s not the family’s fault but a symptom of the stress and fear that loved ones feels in times of need when faced with a long term problem.

Find family Support with online

counselling

I can offer at any stage some help in understanding and support for the family, I have extensive experience of family suffering at this time. I can understand the complex issues that can arise and will be able to provide valuable support. This can help release the pent up emotions and allow for a better understanding of your own needs at this time. This can enable the family to be in a better position to offer the right help and at the same time allows for their own important needs to be met.
Dealing with low self-esteem
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