Eating Disorders Counselling in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Stephanie Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2  (Online Only)
I specialise in work around eating disorders (BED, AN, BN, orthorexia & ARFID) but I recognise that in the UK we have a generally disordered relationship with food and our bodies, and feeling unworthy as we are.
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
I specialise in work around eating disorders (BED, AN, BN, orthorexia & ARFID) but I recognise that in the UK we have a generally disordered relationship with food and our bodies, and feeling unworthy as we are.
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
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Jennie Larsson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I have over 12 years experience working with adults within the NHS across a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship struggles and emotional difficulties, and a specialist interest in eating disorders.
Many people struggle with mental health difficulties at different times in their lives and can feel like it’s hard to make sense of this. I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and love working with CAT to help people gain an understanding of the way they relate to themselves and those around them and why they may struggle with this at times. I enjoy helping people to explore patterns that they may feel stuck with, and to learn how to make changes to these and find alternate ways of approaching different situations.
I have over 12 years experience working with adults within the NHS across a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship struggles and emotional difficulties, and a specialist interest in eating disorders.
Many people struggle with mental health difficulties at different times in their lives and can feel like it’s hard to make sense of this. I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and love working with CAT to help people gain an understanding of the way they relate to themselves and those around them and why they may struggle with this at times. I enjoy helping people to explore patterns that they may feel stuck with, and to learn how to make changes to these and find alternate ways of approaching different situations.
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Select Psychology
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Welcome to Select Psychology, where our team of dedicated psychologists, CBT therapists, and counselors are committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of difficulties. From common mental health concerns like anxiety and depression to more complex issues such as trauma and eating disorders, we're here to assist you in your journey towards healing and growth. At Select Psychology, we prioritize collaboration and understanding. We'll work closely with you to develop a comprehensive understanding of your challenges and tailor a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Welcome to Select Psychology, where our team of dedicated psychologists, CBT therapists, and counselors are committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of difficulties. From common mental health concerns like anxiety and depression to more complex issues such as trauma and eating disorders, we're here to assist you in your journey towards healing and growth. At Select Psychology, we prioritize collaboration and understanding. We'll work closely with you to develop a comprehensive understanding of your challenges and tailor a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
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Craig Lee - Counsellor/Eating Disorder Therapist
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I offer online therapy specialising in eating disorders, body image difficulties, and related issues. I can help if thoughts about food rule your life, you’re sick of feeling out of control, or you feel like no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to move forward/sustain change. I have personally recovered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia so understand the importance of getting the right support to overcome your food issues, improve your body image, and live a rich, meaningful life. I can also help with other things that might be getting in the way such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, stress, and grief.
I offer online therapy specialising in eating disorders, body image difficulties, and related issues. I can help if thoughts about food rule your life, you’re sick of feeling out of control, or you feel like no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to move forward/sustain change. I have personally recovered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia so understand the importance of getting the right support to overcome your food issues, improve your body image, and live a rich, meaningful life. I can also help with other things that might be getting in the way such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, stress, and grief.
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Genevieve Theresa Buée
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I work with a range of issues for example: Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility/Pregnancy, Narcissism and family dynamics, including estrangement.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
I work with a range of issues for example: Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility/Pregnancy, Narcissism and family dynamics, including estrangement.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
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Ruby Ravinder Aujla
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hello! My name is Ruby. I am a Psychotherapist offering therapy, coaching and supervision to therapists. I have always been interested in learning about people and what brings them meaning in life. I have been lucky enough to learn from so many individuals life stories. I have worked with those who have struggled with self esteem, body image, a sense of self and what they have to offer. As well as individuals who have desired connection but have found themselves repeating painful relationship dynamics. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples and helping them break from painful cycles of repeating these dynamics.
Hello! My name is Ruby. I am a Psychotherapist offering therapy, coaching and supervision to therapists. I have always been interested in learning about people and what brings them meaning in life. I have been lucky enough to learn from so many individuals life stories. I have worked with those who have struggled with self esteem, body image, a sense of self and what they have to offer. As well as individuals who have desired connection but have found themselves repeating painful relationship dynamics. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples and helping them break from painful cycles of repeating these dynamics.
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Sian Barnard Peaceful Minds
MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I offer a safe and non-judgemental enviroment where I help people solve the problems that they are dealing with. I want my clients to walk away from our time together with the tools to maintain the changes they have worked for and a new found or rediscovered confidence in themselves and life. My therapy is practical, straight forward and it works. Cognitive behaviour therapy was designed for anxiety related issues from panic to OCD. It is perfect for depression or anger issues. As a qualified hypnotherapist I also teach relaxation and mindfillness meditation to those who want that extra dimension to their therapy.
I offer a safe and non-judgemental enviroment where I help people solve the problems that they are dealing with. I want my clients to walk away from our time together with the tools to maintain the changes they have worked for and a new found or rediscovered confidence in themselves and life. My therapy is practical, straight forward and it works. Cognitive behaviour therapy was designed for anxiety related issues from panic to OCD. It is perfect for depression or anger issues. As a qualified hypnotherapist I also teach relaxation and mindfillness meditation to those who want that extra dimension to their therapy.
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Peter Robinson-Vernon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
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Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
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Kate Fitzgibbon
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I have over 25 years experience, working privately, within the NHS, relate couples counselling, drug & alcohol services, refugee & disability agencies & as a coach. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free telephone consultation. I work face to face, video & telephone calls locally & internationally.
I have over 25 years experience, working privately, within the NHS, relate couples counselling, drug & alcohol services, refugee & disability agencies & as a coach. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free telephone consultation. I work face to face, video & telephone calls locally & internationally.
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James Bowness Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
I share my time between private practice and working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Whilst I typically work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or low mood, I have a special interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). I have extensive experience working in adult mental health and I am qualified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I hold clinics in the evenings in Jesmond.
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Jeannie Davison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapeutic environment to enable you make changes, heal and grow? I am an experienced UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist providing therapy tailored to meet your specific needs. I am qualified to and experienced in working with all mental health issues. I will always ask what the goal of therapy is for you and work with you in planning the best way for us to make sure that this is achieved.
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapeutic environment to enable you make changes, heal and grow? I am an experienced UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist providing therapy tailored to meet your specific needs. I am qualified to and experienced in working with all mental health issues. I will always ask what the goal of therapy is for you and work with you in planning the best way for us to make sure that this is achieved.
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Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
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Lina Schuerholz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
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Claire Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am an experienced Adult Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with women. I have a depth of experiencing in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used. EMDR is a huge part of my practice using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in a EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target memories.
I am an experienced Adult Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with women. I have a depth of experiencing in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used. EMDR is a huge part of my practice using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in a EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target memories.
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First Psychology Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
Hello! I am Professor Ewan Gillon, Clinical Director of First Psychology, an independent therapy practice based in Scotland and North East England. Here in Newcastle we have team of highly skilled counsellors, psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and applied psychologists. We offer a variety of therapy options including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy and couples therapy. Our approach is to work in a way that is tailored to your needs, whatever difficulties you are experiencing. We know that coming to therapy can be daunting and we are here to help. Our approach is always kind, friendly, experienced and highly professional.
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Georgia Giannopoulou
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model working with individuals and couples across genders and orientations. I practice in English and Greek. I work with a range of issues including trauma, stress, issues of identity and existential concerns, life transitions such as immigration, separations, divorce, parenthood, career changes as well as losses, eating and body image issues, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and explorations of identity and self-actualisation. I am existentially minded and use a range of approaches tailored to the individual in support of their goals.
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Paul Grimmer
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Paul. I am a psychotherapist with 15 years of experience supporting people who are struggling with emotional and psychological distress. I offer a non-judgemental space to explore your difficulties with curiosity, compassion and sensitivity. I believe deeply that therapy can support healing, growth and recovery from adversity, trauma and distress, helping us to reconnect with feelings of safety in the present.
Hi, my name is Paul. I am a psychotherapist with 15 years of experience supporting people who are struggling with emotional and psychological distress. I offer a non-judgemental space to explore your difficulties with curiosity, compassion and sensitivity. I believe deeply that therapy can support healing, growth and recovery from adversity, trauma and distress, helping us to reconnect with feelings of safety in the present.
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Lyndsey Waugh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
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Dr Christine Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with complex difficulties. These include anxiety; panic; depression; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; phobias; work stress and burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship/family issues; bereavement and loss; abuse; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with complex difficulties. These include anxiety; panic; depression; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; phobias; work stress and burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship/family issues; bereavement and loss; abuse; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
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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.