Eating Disorders Counselling in Swadlincote

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JL Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
I have worked with two charities with clients presenting varied issues from relationship issues, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, abuse and suicide ideation.
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
I have worked with two charities with clients presenting varied issues from relationship issues, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, abuse and suicide ideation.
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
01283 387637 View 01283 387637
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McIntosh Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
I have experience in working with adults and young people 16+ from all cultural backgrounds with a diverse range of mental health issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and low self - esteem.
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
I have experience in working with adults and young people 16+ from all cultural backgrounds with a diverse range of mental health issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and low self - esteem.
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
01332 327344 View 01332 327344
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CBT for Healthy Minds ( Caroline Bottrill )
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
I provide programmes for eating disorders including Binge eating Disorder recovery.
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
I provide programmes for eating disorders including Binge eating Disorder recovery.
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
0121 817 3868 View 0121 817 3868
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Freedom To Be You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
07429 771421 View 07429 771421
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Victoria Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
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Emma Bardsley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
01283 387215 View 01283 387215
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Catherine Kniveton
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
07730 569162 View 07730 569162
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Sally Todd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
01283 387281 View 01283 387281
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Open Book Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
07527 493460 View 07527 493460

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Louise Bellamy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Etwall DE65
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
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Sree Devi Sabbavarapu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burton-on-Trent DE14
My journey in the field of mental health began with a Bachelor's in Psychology, which laid the foundation for my subsequent specialized training. I have focused extensively on assisting individuals in overcoming eating disorders, emphasizing the crucial initial steps towards recovery. Additionally, my experience extends to working with survivors of sexual trauma and assault at SARAC, where I provided a safe haven for healing. I've addressed a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, phobias, and relationship issues.
My journey in the field of mental health began with a Bachelor's in Psychology, which laid the foundation for my subsequent specialized training. I have focused extensively on assisting individuals in overcoming eating disorders, emphasizing the crucial initial steps towards recovery. Additionally, my experience extends to working with survivors of sexual trauma and assault at SARAC, where I provided a safe haven for healing. I've addressed a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, phobias, and relationship issues.
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Theresa Dubicka-Keen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tamworth B79
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
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Blossom Tree Therapy - Sarah Legg
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE65
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time and perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these issues. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor offering Individual Therapy sessions. I see people of all ages, either face to face or online., on a short-term basis or long term. I have my own private practice in Allestree, Derby.I work by concentrating on what is important to you and supporting you to gain a fresh perspective through reflecting on and understanding yourself and your present situation.
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time and perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these issues. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor offering Individual Therapy sessions. I see people of all ages, either face to face or online., on a short-term basis or long term. I have my own private practice in Allestree, Derby.I work by concentrating on what is important to you and supporting you to gain a fresh perspective through reflecting on and understanding yourself and your present situation.
01332 215397 View 01332 215397
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Dr Alison Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Melbourne DE73
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire. I help adults and young people with psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, psychosexual difficulties, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, physical health difficulties and adjustment to major life events. My main focus is providing psychological assessment and treatment. I help support clients with a wide range of difficulties, from mild through to severe and longstanding. I can offer many modes of therapy including; CBT, EMDR, integrative, systemic and psychosexual.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire. I help adults and young people with psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, psychosexual difficulties, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, physical health difficulties and adjustment to major life events. My main focus is providing psychological assessment and treatment. I help support clients with a wide range of difficulties, from mild through to severe and longstanding. I can offer many modes of therapy including; CBT, EMDR, integrative, systemic and psychosexual.
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Emily Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Burton-on-Trent DE14
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working with children and teenagers, from differing ages and levels of understanding, using creative interventions like art and play. Topics and concerns that have been explored include self esteem, worries, anxiety, low mood, self harm, and identity, amongst others.
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working with children and teenagers, from differing ages and levels of understanding, using creative interventions like art and play. Topics and concerns that have been explored include self esteem, worries, anxiety, low mood, self harm, and identity, amongst others.
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Debbie Coxon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burton-on-Trent DE13
You may seek therapeutic support for many reasons especially when life throws you a curved ball. Bereavement or loss, trauma, anxiety and depression can all affect us in different ways. When negative thought patterns, behaviours and emotions become too intense it can affect daily life and impact relationships. I offer emotional support that is impartial and non-judgmental, together we will explore the context for your worries by identifying the underlying causes and make real progress towards your goals in a sensitive way. My name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified, insured Integrative Psychotherapist.
You may seek therapeutic support for many reasons especially when life throws you a curved ball. Bereavement or loss, trauma, anxiety and depression can all affect us in different ways. When negative thought patterns, behaviours and emotions become too intense it can affect daily life and impact relationships. I offer emotional support that is impartial and non-judgmental, together we will explore the context for your worries by identifying the underlying causes and make real progress towards your goals in a sensitive way. My name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified, insured Integrative Psychotherapist.
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Photo of Dr Victoria Williams, PsychD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Victoria Williams
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burton-on-Trent DE15
Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is effective in allowing you to make positive changes to your life, so you can deal with any overwhelming issues that are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness, or stress now. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, feeling stuck in survival mode with old patterns that keep resurfacing. Maybe you are recently grieving from a loss of some kind, or can’t make sense of a general flatness or despair with feelings of depression, and anxiety. I provide a non-judgemental, inclusive space to explore these difficult parts, thoughts and feelings to gain greater understanding.
Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is effective in allowing you to make positive changes to your life, so you can deal with any overwhelming issues that are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness, or stress now. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, feeling stuck in survival mode with old patterns that keep resurfacing. Maybe you are recently grieving from a loss of some kind, or can’t make sense of a general flatness or despair with feelings of depression, and anxiety. I provide a non-judgemental, inclusive space to explore these difficult parts, thoughts and feelings to gain greater understanding.
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Photo of Shikila Sabrina Shields, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Shikila Sabrina Shields
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
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Joanna Baker
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burton-on-Trent DE15
Not accepting new clients
Clients come to see me at The Well-Minded Practice when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma and to improve their sleep. With extensive experience working with all forms of emotional distress, I always strive to ensure that alongside specific work carried out during appointments, clients have a firm foundation of of understanding and a set of tools to continue to maintain their own emotional health proactively in the future. Using the most up-to-date psychotherapeutic understanding and techniques, I help clients move forward with their lives as swiftly and effectively as possible.
Clients come to see me at The Well-Minded Practice when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma and to improve their sleep. With extensive experience working with all forms of emotional distress, I always strive to ensure that alongside specific work carried out during appointments, clients have a firm foundation of of understanding and a set of tools to continue to maintain their own emotional health proactively in the future. Using the most up-to-date psychotherapeutic understanding and techniques, I help clients move forward with their lives as swiftly and effectively as possible.
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Nicola Lisa Griffiths
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Burton-on-Trent DE13
Life often presents unexpected challenges that leave us feeling lost and uncertain. Reaching out for help is essential to find clarity and move forward. As a BACP member, qualified Integrative Counsellor, and UKCP trainee psychotherapist, I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach in a safe, confidential environment. I believe in everyone's potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. Addressing issues can be daunting, so I strive to provide supportive, confidential care.
Life often presents unexpected challenges that leave us feeling lost and uncertain. Reaching out for help is essential to find clarity and move forward. As a BACP member, qualified Integrative Counsellor, and UKCP trainee psychotherapist, I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach in a safe, confidential environment. I believe in everyone's potential for growth and change, and my role is to help you discover and embrace your own potential. Addressing issues can be daunting, so I strive to provide supportive, confidential care.
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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.