Eating Disorders Counselling in London

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Dr Lucia Giombini
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW14
I have dedicated the majority of my career as Clinical Psychologist thus far to helping people suffering from various forms of eating disorder, such anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or emotional eating. By working with these conditions, I have developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties connected to them, such as different types of anxiety disorders and depression, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. I use different interventions deriving from a wide range of psychological theories, including motivational enhancement therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Please, for more information visit my website: www.luciagiombini.com
I have dedicated the majority of my career as Clinical Psychologist thus far to helping people suffering from various forms of eating disorder, such anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or emotional eating. By working with these conditions, I have developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties connected to them, such as different types of anxiety disorders and depression, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. I use different interventions deriving from a wide range of psychological theories, including motivational enhancement therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Please, for more information visit my website: www.luciagiombini.com
020 3962 0172 View 020 3962 0172
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Carrie Beth Emery
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N8
I have extensive experience working with Eating Disorders and have also worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, compulsions, infertility, life transitions.
I am passionate about empowering clients to develop or strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. In order to do this, I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I walk alongside my clients in their therapeutic journey, rather than taking the lead and instructing which can at times feel disempowering. Whilst I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours to better suit their needs, I do not act as an "expert" as I believe each person knows themselves best.
I have extensive experience working with Eating Disorders and have also worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, compulsions, infertility, life transitions.
I am passionate about empowering clients to develop or strengthen their own sense of agency in the world, so that they feel in control. In order to do this, I work collaboratively with clients rather than acting as an expert. I walk alongside my clients in their therapeutic journey, rather than taking the lead and instructing which can at times feel disempowering. Whilst I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider changing their behaviours to better suit their needs, I do not act as an "expert" as I believe each person knows themselves best.
020 4538 2574 View 020 4538 2574
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Apostolos Polymerou
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE1
Reaching out for help is a courageous thing to do. I aim always to make the initial and ongoing conversations welcoming and hopeful. I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR therapist. EMDR can be highly effective for addressing traumas, anxiety and negative thinking patterns. I offer evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health problems such as Depression, PTSD, OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety and non-underweight Eating Disorders. I work with CBT and EMDR to address health problems such as chronic pain. I’m very experienced with more than fifteen years working in the NHS, addiction and eating disorders services.
Reaching out for help is a courageous thing to do. I aim always to make the initial and ongoing conversations welcoming and hopeful. I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR therapist. EMDR can be highly effective for addressing traumas, anxiety and negative thinking patterns. I offer evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health problems such as Depression, PTSD, OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety and non-underweight Eating Disorders. I work with CBT and EMDR to address health problems such as chronic pain. I’m very experienced with more than fifteen years working in the NHS, addiction and eating disorders services.
020 3988 4304 View 020 3988 4304
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Keyong Ma
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W14  (Online Only)
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
020 4538 4999 View 020 4538 4999
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Silvia Vittoria Vitello
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
I am an Italian Constructivist Therapy. According to the abovementioned approach, I will use the therapeutic relationship dynamics to help the person achieve greater emotional and relational self-awareness. My master's degree in Clinical and Health psychology helped me to dive into the psychological treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral illnesses such as alcoholism, eating disorders, or depression. Thanks to a year-long experience in Canada, I also combine the clinical aspect with the cultural to provide a multifaceted approach where both cognitive, relational, and cultural aspects can be take into account.
I am an Italian Constructivist Therapy. According to the abovementioned approach, I will use the therapeutic relationship dynamics to help the person achieve greater emotional and relational self-awareness. My master's degree in Clinical and Health psychology helped me to dive into the psychological treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral illnesses such as alcoholism, eating disorders, or depression. Thanks to a year-long experience in Canada, I also combine the clinical aspect with the cultural to provide a multifaceted approach where both cognitive, relational, and cultural aspects can be take into account.
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Jessica Roberts
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Jess, I am a clinical psychologist who is registered in both UK and Australia with the Health and Care Professionals Council and Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. I’ve helped people across the lifespan from teens to adults from diverse backgrounds with a range of different issues and problems including anxiety, relationship and social difficulties, low mood, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders, specific phobias, adjustment difficulties and more. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where the relationship between a therapist and their client is paramount.
Hi, I am Jess, I am a clinical psychologist who is registered in both UK and Australia with the Health and Care Professionals Council and Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. I’ve helped people across the lifespan from teens to adults from diverse backgrounds with a range of different issues and problems including anxiety, relationship and social difficulties, low mood, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders, specific phobias, adjustment difficulties and more. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where the relationship between a therapist and their client is paramount.
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Mind Hubs
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London NW1
My desire is to see you thrive. I love supporting individuals on their journey of self-discovery. I provide weekly one to one psychotherapy in person from Euston and online. With over 15 years clinical experience, I started my career in addictions drug, alcohol & eating disorders. I worked for many years, with complex trauma & PTSD at one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. For the last 5 years I have been in private practice, mostly with diverse women who prefer not to keep explain issues around race or culture. However, my trauma informed approach is suitable for all groups.
My desire is to see you thrive. I love supporting individuals on their journey of self-discovery. I provide weekly one to one psychotherapy in person from Euston and online. With over 15 years clinical experience, I started my career in addictions drug, alcohol & eating disorders. I worked for many years, with complex trauma & PTSD at one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. For the last 5 years I have been in private practice, mostly with diverse women who prefer not to keep explain issues around race or culture. However, my trauma informed approach is suitable for all groups.
020 3893 3290 View 020 3893 3290
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Rebecca Sparkes
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W2
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
020 8103 6052 View 020 8103 6052
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Julianne Wren
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London N7
My goal as a therapist is to teach you skills, so that you are more equipped to effectively manage emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviours. My special areas of interest and expertise include, but are not limited to, treating children and adolescents; parent interventions for parents of children with elevated anxiety and/or disruptive behaviours; social skills training; anxiety disorders across the lifespan; and eating disorders. I work with feelings of depression, anxiety and related difficulties like anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationships, friendship difficulties, exam stress and learning related difficulties
My goal as a therapist is to teach you skills, so that you are more equipped to effectively manage emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviours. My special areas of interest and expertise include, but are not limited to, treating children and adolescents; parent interventions for parents of children with elevated anxiety and/or disruptive behaviours; social skills training; anxiety disorders across the lifespan; and eating disorders. I work with feelings of depression, anxiety and related difficulties like anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationships, friendship difficulties, exam stress and learning related difficulties
020 3835 2434 View 020 3835 2434
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Ljiljana (Lila) Despotovic
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE14
Among my professional interests and specialties are Self esteem issues, as well as Eating Disorders and Body image issues.
Hello, I'm Lila, an Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor practising in south-east London and online. My aim is to help you make sense of your difficulties and find ways of overcoming them or managing them better and ultimately, to help empower you to make the changes that you want, in order to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I have over 10 years of professional experience, which includes work withing the NHS, charity and private sectors with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of issues.
Among my professional interests and specialties are Self esteem issues, as well as Eating Disorders and Body image issues.
Hello, I'm Lila, an Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor practising in south-east London and online. My aim is to help you make sense of your difficulties and find ways of overcoming them or managing them better and ultimately, to help empower you to make the changes that you want, in order to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I have over 10 years of professional experience, which includes work withing the NHS, charity and private sectors with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of issues.
020 8154 5253 View 020 8154 5253
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Selen Ozbek
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London E8
My main specialties include body image, eating disorders, chronic pain, depression, grief and loss.
Being a human is difficult. Each and every one of us, at some point in our lives, find ourselves stuck. We realise that this is not the life we planned for, that we are not the people we wanted to be and we are not moving any closer to it. My work focuses on helping people settle into those stuck moments, change their relationship with the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, and to take steps toward the life that they want. I strongly believe that psychotherapy is not only a place to overcome certain difficulties, but also an opportunity for individuals to get to know themselves better and live a meaningful life.
My main specialties include body image, eating disorders, chronic pain, depression, grief and loss.
Being a human is difficult. Each and every one of us, at some point in our lives, find ourselves stuck. We realise that this is not the life we planned for, that we are not the people we wanted to be and we are not moving any closer to it. My work focuses on helping people settle into those stuck moments, change their relationship with the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, and to take steps toward the life that they want. I strongly believe that psychotherapy is not only a place to overcome certain difficulties, but also an opportunity for individuals to get to know themselves better and live a meaningful life.
020 4538 4817 View 020 4538 4817
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Jodi Mishcon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW11
I have specialist training in working with eating disorders, group work and trauma informed therapy.
I offer warmth, openness and curiosity, providing a creative and flexible environment in which you can feel safe enough to explore all parts of yourself including those that might feel challenging or unacceptable. I hope that our work together will enable you to begin to heal and grow. At the core of my practice is my belief in the importance of seeing the individual in front of me and I aim to hear and learn to understand your needs in relation to you.
I have specialist training in working with eating disorders, group work and trauma informed therapy.
I offer warmth, openness and curiosity, providing a creative and flexible environment in which you can feel safe enough to explore all parts of yourself including those that might feel challenging or unacceptable. I hope that our work together will enable you to begin to heal and grow. At the core of my practice is my belief in the importance of seeing the individual in front of me and I aim to hear and learn to understand your needs in relation to you.
020 3835 4359 View 020 3835 4359
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Orri
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W
Orri is an online and in person Specialist Treatment Service for individuals aged 16 and over who are looking for support with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions (such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, etc). We offer a programme package which includes a blend of daily group therapy, mealtime support, individual weekly therapy, dietetic support and occupational therapy support. We take a personalised, stepped approach to treatment so that every person’s programme is appropriate to their individual needs and evolves with them over time.
Orri is an online and in person Specialist Treatment Service for individuals aged 16 and over who are looking for support with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions (such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, etc). We offer a programme package which includes a blend of daily group therapy, mealtime support, individual weekly therapy, dietetic support and occupational therapy support. We take a personalised, stepped approach to treatment so that every person’s programme is appropriate to their individual needs and evolves with them over time.
020 3917 4529 View 020 3917 4529
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Emma-Jane Marshall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW6
I have extensive experience working with Eating Disorders and have also worked with a range of different presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions and pre/post-natal illness.
Whether this is the first time that you’re seeking out therapy or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. But you should know that by being here you've taken an important step forward in beginning to resolve your personal struggles. I am a fully qualified humanistic integrative psychotherapist, with over a decade of experience working both within private and public therapeutic services. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical code of practice and confidentiality.
I have extensive experience working with Eating Disorders and have also worked with a range of different presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions and pre/post-natal illness.
Whether this is the first time that you’re seeking out therapy or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. But you should know that by being here you've taken an important step forward in beginning to resolve your personal struggles. I am a fully qualified humanistic integrative psychotherapist, with over a decade of experience working both within private and public therapeutic services. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical code of practice and confidentiality.
020 4538 7741 View 020 4538 7741
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Caroline Salter
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
I worked with people with a variety of mental health problems in the NHS since 2010, and privately since 2020. I have five years experience working in a leading specialist eating disorder service in London, and currently work as acting lead psychologist in a general adult psychology service. I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism.
I worked with people with a variety of mental health problems in the NHS since 2010, and privately since 2020. I have five years experience working in a leading specialist eating disorder service in London, and currently work as acting lead psychologist in a general adult psychology service. I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism.
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Dr Basak Ince Caglar
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London EC2M
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I currently work as a postdoctoral research associate and as an honorary therapist in London. I am experienced in a wide range of mental health problems; eating disorders, body image issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, and trauma.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I currently work as a postdoctoral research associate and as an honorary therapist in London. I am experienced in a wide range of mental health problems; eating disorders, body image issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, and trauma.
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Fernanda Wagland
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London SW1W
I have experience in working with the impact of trauma and loss, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders and with survivors of sexual abuse.
More often than not, the roots of emotional problems go deeper than normal awareness can reach, and my role is to enable you to identify, and focus on, some of the destructive ways of relating to yourself and others that might leave you feeling depressed, anxious or alone. ​ Together, we will create a safe and creative environment, which will help you to explore the different aspects of yourself – some which harmoniously coexist, and others that are at odds with each other.
I have experience in working with the impact of trauma and loss, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders and with survivors of sexual abuse.
More often than not, the roots of emotional problems go deeper than normal awareness can reach, and my role is to enable you to identify, and focus on, some of the destructive ways of relating to yourself and others that might leave you feeling depressed, anxious or alone. ​ Together, we will create a safe and creative environment, which will help you to explore the different aspects of yourself – some which harmoniously coexist, and others that are at odds with each other.
020 3095 0465 View 020 3095 0465
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Nicola Jane Thexton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW13  (Online Only)
I have a particular interest in working with those who are struggling with eating disorders or who are supporting others with an ED.
I believe that emotional and psychological distress is a sign that life or social circumstances are preventing us from achieving our goals. I would create a warm therapeutic space for us to explore together the barriers that are preventing you from leading your best life. I believe that each person whether young or old has huge potential and resources to change. I would listen carefully and challenge sensitively offering up new perspectives and possibilities for growth. I hope that you will build on our sessions so that you can approach life with more clarity and ease.
I have a particular interest in working with those who are struggling with eating disorders or who are supporting others with an ED.
I believe that emotional and psychological distress is a sign that life or social circumstances are preventing us from achieving our goals. I would create a warm therapeutic space for us to explore together the barriers that are preventing you from leading your best life. I believe that each person whether young or old has huge potential and resources to change. I would listen carefully and challenge sensitively offering up new perspectives and possibilities for growth. I hope that you will build on our sessions so that you can approach life with more clarity and ease.
01748 902907 View 01748 902907
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Dr Vanessa Bogle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W
I specialise in eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, which can include treating co-existing difficulties, eg.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
I specialise in eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, which can include treating co-existing difficulties, eg.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
020 8059 9445 View 020 8059 9445
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Maria Constantinou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW3
I am a Psychotherapist and 'training analyst' for students in training. I have 20+ years experience of working with anxiety, depression, loss, eating disorders and more. 1st session is FREE for 30 mins. I believe psychotherapy should be available and affordable to everyone. I use sliding scale charges, a quiet, private and confidential space to talk, to express your self. We can explore and uncover the complexity behind the issues, causing your difficulties, distress and unhappiness. We find meaning and understanding and work towards unveiling and promoting a self that is more confident, empowered, assertive and self authorising.
I am a Psychotherapist and 'training analyst' for students in training. I have 20+ years experience of working with anxiety, depression, loss, eating disorders and more. 1st session is FREE for 30 mins. I believe psychotherapy should be available and affordable to everyone. I use sliding scale charges, a quiet, private and confidential space to talk, to express your self. We can explore and uncover the complexity behind the issues, causing your difficulties, distress and unhappiness. We find meaning and understanding and work towards unveiling and promoting a self that is more confident, empowered, assertive and self authorising.
020 3893 2631 View 020 3893 2631

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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.