Eating Disorders Counselling in Brighton

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Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
01273 121249 View 01273 121249
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Pascale Palazzo
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with body image and food or compensatory behaviours and in need of some support? I am an accredited integrative therapist and clinical supervisor specialising in eating disorders; specifically, bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia. My aim is to support you in overcoming these stressful symptoms that negatively impact your health and well-being. I offer emotional exploration and practical guidance to help you improve your relationship with food and with yourself, improve your body image and self-esteem, and move past your symptoms toward your life aspirations. My fee is £65 per session, concessions available
Are you struggling with body image and food or compensatory behaviours and in need of some support? I am an accredited integrative therapist and clinical supervisor specialising in eating disorders; specifically, bulimia, binge eating disorder and anorexia. My aim is to support you in overcoming these stressful symptoms that negatively impact your health and well-being. I offer emotional exploration and practical guidance to help you improve your relationship with food and with yourself, improve your body image and self-esteem, and move past your symptoms toward your life aspirations. My fee is £65 per session, concessions available
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Louise Grace Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have training in Internal Family Systems, helping eating disorders, and is particularly helpful for Autism and ADHD.
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
I have training in Internal Family Systems, helping eating disorders, and is particularly helpful for Autism and ADHD.
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
01273 092813 View 01273 092813
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Isabel Trevelyan Bostwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have a broad range of experience, working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, sexuality, and relationship difficulties.
To begin counselling can be a life-changing decision. You may want to address thoughts and feelings or specific challenges that can be hard to speak to others about, or perhaps made a decision to address the impact of past trauma, loss or shame. By sharing your story and emotional journey within the therapeutic space, it can be heard in a new way, as though for the first time. In this way, different narratives can be explored, allowing you to take greater ownership of your life and your future.
I have a broad range of experience, working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, sexuality, and relationship difficulties.
To begin counselling can be a life-changing decision. You may want to address thoughts and feelings or specific challenges that can be hard to speak to others about, or perhaps made a decision to address the impact of past trauma, loss or shame. By sharing your story and emotional journey within the therapeutic space, it can be heard in a new way, as though for the first time. In this way, different narratives can be explored, allowing you to take greater ownership of your life and your future.
01273 326826 View 01273 326826
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Beth Hawley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a warm and compassionate therapist specialising in eating disorder treatment.I am based in the Brighton and Hove area, as well as further afield online. If you are struggling with disordered eating, body image issues, body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia please do get in touch for support.
I am a warm and compassionate therapist specialising in eating disorder treatment.I am based in the Brighton and Hove area, as well as further afield online. If you are struggling with disordered eating, body image issues, body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia please do get in touch for support.
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Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
01323 403370 View 01323 403370
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Janice Shilling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Janice Shilling and I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I specialize in Eating Disorders and provide CBT-E for young people and adults with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. I work within the NHS and provide CBT-E for eating disorders privately. I have worked with clients who have eating disorders and mental health disorders for over 7 years.
Hi, my name is Janice Shilling and I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I specialize in Eating Disorders and provide CBT-E for young people and adults with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. I work within the NHS and provide CBT-E for eating disorders privately. I have worked with clients who have eating disorders and mental health disorders for over 7 years.
01795 501254 View 01795 501254
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Mel Ciavucco Counselling & Training
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Mel. I'm an online Integrative counsellor. I'm passionate about helping people with disordered eating, eating disorders & body image problems, as well as helping with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity and self-worth & more. I work with people with anorexia, bulimia, ARFID, binge eating, OSFED - but importantly, you don't need a label to access help. I support people with a range of eating and body image issues, to include weight/shape concerns & dieting. I am neuro-affirmative and work with clients with autism, ADHD and other kinds of neurodivergence. I am LGBTQ+ friendly, weight-inclusive & trauma-informed.
Hi, I'm Mel. I'm an online Integrative counsellor. I'm passionate about helping people with disordered eating, eating disorders & body image problems, as well as helping with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity and self-worth & more. I work with people with anorexia, bulimia, ARFID, binge eating, OSFED - but importantly, you don't need a label to access help. I support people with a range of eating and body image issues, to include weight/shape concerns & dieting. I am neuro-affirmative and work with clients with autism, ADHD and other kinds of neurodivergence. I am LGBTQ+ friendly, weight-inclusive & trauma-informed.
0117 463 3599 View 0117 463 3599
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Peter Hannah
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have over 10 years experience and can help with a range of issues. Including anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, eco-grief /anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, anger, rage, and addiction.
I have over 10 years experience and can help with a range of issues. Including anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, eco-grief /anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, anger, rage, and addiction.
01273 092860 View 01273 092860
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Monika Madej-Torentz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have professional trained and experience in working with: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Gender identity, Relationship, Grief Eating Disorders  and Sexual Offenders.
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
I have professional trained and experience in working with: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Gender identity, Relationship, Grief Eating Disorders  and Sexual Offenders.
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
01273 034722 View 01273 034722
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changing-futures
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I am experienced working with trauma models, and complex presentations like eating disorders and emotional instability.
I offer outdoor therapy and specialist mental health therapy. I have worked in mental health since 1995 and am an accredited cognitive analytic psychotherapist. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couples and families in the delivery of evidence based psychological Interventions. I also offer clinic based therapy in my practice in Hove and online therapy
I am experienced working with trauma models, and complex presentations like eating disorders and emotional instability.
I offer outdoor therapy and specialist mental health therapy. I have worked in mental health since 1995 and am an accredited cognitive analytic psychotherapist. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couples and families in the delivery of evidence based psychological Interventions. I also offer clinic based therapy in my practice in Hove and online therapy
01273 092270 View 01273 092270
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Dr Hugh Milburn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child & Family Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with Children, Adolescence (CAMHS), Families and Adult mental well being. My clinical services are based in Hastings and Brighton. I provide psychological clinical services to help with psychological distress such as anxiety, low mood, poor self-esteem, complex trauma and eating disorders. I offer a friendly, flexible and holistic approach, providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual's or families' needs.
I am a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child & Family Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with Children, Adolescence (CAMHS), Families and Adult mental well being. My clinical services are based in Hastings and Brighton. I provide psychological clinical services to help with psychological distress such as anxiety, low mood, poor self-esteem, complex trauma and eating disorders. I offer a friendly, flexible and holistic approach, providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual's or families' needs.
01424 400191 View 01424 400191
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Sophie Yule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Areas I have worked in: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, baby loss, restrictive eating disorders, stress, ADD, childhood trauma and neglect, addiction, breakdown of relationships.
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
Areas I have worked in: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, baby loss, restrictive eating disorders, stress, ADD, childhood trauma and neglect, addiction, breakdown of relationships.
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
01209 705477 View 01209 705477
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Carolyne Keenan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
You might be feeling anxious and stressed at the moment or looking for support for something that has been an issue for a long time. I will create a space for you to explore things you might not have been able to speak about before. I have a wide experience base as the foundation to my private practice. This includes Psychiatric rehabilitation, drug and alcohol treatment services, eating disorders, acute adolescent psychiatric inpatient settings and work with children and young people in the care system. I work integratively which means I draw from a range of therapeutic models to create a care plan that best fits your needs.
You might be feeling anxious and stressed at the moment or looking for support for something that has been an issue for a long time. I will create a space for you to explore things you might not have been able to speak about before. I have a wide experience base as the foundation to my private practice. This includes Psychiatric rehabilitation, drug and alcohol treatment services, eating disorders, acute adolescent psychiatric inpatient settings and work with children and young people in the care system. I work integratively which means I draw from a range of therapeutic models to create a care plan that best fits your needs.
07449 542566 View 07449 542566
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Julian Moorman
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have substantial experience working with children and young people of all ages and their parents. I am licenced to work with young people up to the age of 25. I am able to work with young people presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, peer relationship difficulties, school issues, behavioural difficulties, anger outbursts, emotional regulation issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, separation anxiety, eating disorders, and gender identity issues, amongst others.
I have substantial experience working with children and young people of all ages and their parents. I am licenced to work with young people up to the age of 25. I am able to work with young people presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, peer relationship difficulties, school issues, behavioural difficulties, anger outbursts, emotional regulation issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, separation anxiety, eating disorders, and gender identity issues, amongst others.
01798 305228 View 01798 305228
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Judith Jacobs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I see clients with a wide range of mental health issues, for example; Depression, anxiety and stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, grief and loss, body image, eating disorders, self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, addictions, panic attacks and more.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with experience working with adults and 11-18 year olds. My approach is non-clinical as I want to provide a space where you can be yourself, feel relaxed, and explore you're issues with me in ways you find the most helpful. My approach is very much 'one size does NOT fit all' so you will lead our sessions in ways you find beneficial and I will offer you a variety of techniques and tools which we can work with together towards your goal(s).
I see clients with a wide range of mental health issues, for example; Depression, anxiety and stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, grief and loss, body image, eating disorders, self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, addictions, panic attacks and more.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with experience working with adults and 11-18 year olds. My approach is non-clinical as I want to provide a space where you can be yourself, feel relaxed, and explore you're issues with me in ways you find the most helpful. My approach is very much 'one size does NOT fit all' so you will lead our sessions in ways you find beneficial and I will offer you a variety of techniques and tools which we can work with together towards your goal(s).
01428 774962 View 01428 774962
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Louise Styles
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brighton BN41
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
01489 357115 View 01489 357115
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John Ashford James Colverson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
01273 092821 View 01273 092821
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Lauenna Luddington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Unhappy with how things are? Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and unlock your potential to move forward. By developing tools and strategies that strengthen our inner resources, we can reduce stress and fear, increase your sense of personal power and start to make the changes you want to see.
Feeling stuck? Unhappy with how things are? Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and unlock your potential to move forward. By developing tools and strategies that strengthen our inner resources, we can reduce stress and fear, increase your sense of personal power and start to make the changes you want to see.
01458 552284 View 01458 552284
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Sabine Tendas
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello, I am Sabine, a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in advanced training. I believe in what the therapeutic relationship could offer: a nurturing environment where you can talk about your difficulties. This can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and your worries, which can be the first step for real change. My approach is guided by the “I am OK – You’re OK”: people are born OK and can re-decide their own life. I believe that a person can change their dysfunctional relational and behavioural patterns, if and when they are provided with a facilitating and non-judgemental environment. Please enquire for pricing info.
Hello, I am Sabine, a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in advanced training. I believe in what the therapeutic relationship could offer: a nurturing environment where you can talk about your difficulties. This can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and your worries, which can be the first step for real change. My approach is guided by the “I am OK – You’re OK”: people are born OK and can re-decide their own life. I believe that a person can change their dysfunctional relational and behavioural patterns, if and when they are provided with a facilitating and non-judgemental environment. Please enquire for pricing info.
020 3856 3669 View 020 3856 3669

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Eating Disorders Counsellors

What happens in therapy for eating disorders?

In therapy for eating disorders, patients typically describe their eating and exercise behaviours, their patterns of eating in relation to stress, their beliefs about their body, the ways their eating behaviour affects their relationships, and their desire (or lack of it) to change. Such information helps the therapist understand the origins of the disorder and the role it plays in the patient’s life, important for guiding treatment. Attitudes and feelings about food and eating, body weight, and physical appearance are common topics of discussion throughout treatment.

What therapy types help with eating disorders?

Once any acute medical or psychiatric emergency is resolved, psychoactive medication is often prescribed, requiring the supervision of a psychiatrist. In addition, patients receive some form of nutritional counselling along with one or more forms of psychotherapy. For adolescents, family-based treatment is empirically validated and considered the first line of treatment; parents and their children meet weekly with a clinician as the adults are coached on how to nourish and psychologically support the young patient. Adults typically receive some form of individual psychotherapy, intended to resolve the cognitive and behavioural disturbances that underlie the disorder and to relieve the mood disturbances that accompany it. In addition, patients may also be helped by group therapy.

What is the goal of therapy for eating disorders?

The most immediate goal of treatment for eating disorders is to save the life of people who are on a path of starving themselves to death or engaging in eating patterns that are doing irreparable physical harm to their body. Once the acute medical danger is past, therapy is required to understand the nature of the disordered eating and/or exercise patterns, establish healthy eating behaviour, and to tackle the many erroneous beliefs and distorted self-perceptions that underlie eating disorders and continue to pose a threat to health and life. Therapy also addresses the impaired mood that not only accompanies eating disorders but intensifies the danger to health and life.

What are the limitations of therapy for eating disorders?

Therapy can be very helpful for eating disorders—but that can happen only after people recognise they have a condition that must be treated. Especially with anorexia, the distortions in self-image that accompany the disorder can keep people from acknowledging they have a problem. Individuals may in fact see their eating disorder as a badge of self-control. Those with binge-eating disorder may feel too ashamed to seek help. Therapy cannot help those who do not avail themselves of it.

How long does therapy last for eating disorders?

Because of their complexity, recovery from eating disorders is usually a long-term process—measured in months and years— often marked by setbacks and relapse. Some form of help, such as individual or group therapy, may be advisable for much of that time. It is a general rule of thumb that the longer the illness has endured and the dysregulated eating behaviour has taken root, the longer treatment is likely to be needed.