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Eating Disorders

Develop a Healthy Relationship with Yourself, Food and Your Body
  • Do you use food or eating behaviours to control or avoid feelings?
  • Have you tried hard to make changes, yet everyday the same pattern of eating, negative thinking and feelings continue?
  • Are you preoccupied with your weight, your body image or find that your eating behaviours are controlling your life?
  • Is this preoccupation preventing you from living the life you want to live and being in the relationships you want to have?
Learn ways to overcome food and body image challenges, including overeating, or undereating and over-exercising.

If you are struggling with disordered eating behaviours, thoughts or feelings, it is important to know that you can get support and help.

Eating disorders, like many things, exist on a continuum. No matter how the weight, food or body image preoccupation started, it can have a devasting emotional, physical and psychological impact on your life. It takes away your ability to fully experience your feelings, your relationships and your life. Underlying most eating disorders are coping strategies which were initially created to temporarily avoid feeling pain and discomfort. Counselling helps you to explore, understand and heal the issues that contributed to the disordered eating. It can also help you to develop new coping strategies to better manage the strong emotions, triggers, relationships and social influences that may impact your relationship with your body, and your relationship with food. In therapy you can find new ways of viewing and living in your body and with food; and learn to build skills for mindful eating, emotional resilience and body acceptance.

If you are ready to make a change, book an appointment with Laurie.

How can therapy help?
  • Develop a healthy relationship with food
  • Feel good about who you are and create a positive emotional mindset about your body
  • Eat when you are hungry and only eat until you are full
  • Find healthy ways to nurture yourself
  • Develop a healthy relationship with exercise – not too much, nor too little
  • Learn to treat your body with kindness and compassion
  • Find ways to challenge the destructive patterns of eating