Eating Disorders Counselling in Trowbridge

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Helen Marie Yates
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trowbridge BA14
Hello and welcome, I have experience in many different client issues, to name some- self harm, relationship difficulties, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, neuro diversity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, miscarriage, infertility, addiction and trauma. I have a strong grounding in eating disorders, LGBTQ issues and sexual abuse. You may use the space how you wish to and I will be alongside you, supporting you along the way to find your own answers and come to your own solutions, conclusions and understandings. I wouldn't offer you advice but would facilitate what you would like to work on and what you wish to explore.
Hello and welcome, I have experience in many different client issues, to name some- self harm, relationship difficulties, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, neuro diversity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, miscarriage, infertility, addiction and trauma. I have a strong grounding in eating disorders, LGBTQ issues and sexual abuse. You may use the space how you wish to and I will be alongside you, supporting you along the way to find your own answers and come to your own solutions, conclusions and understandings. I wouldn't offer you advice but would facilitate what you would like to work on and what you wish to explore.
01373 485190 View 01373 485190
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Vanessa de Macedo Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
I have experience working with: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, eating disorders, self-harming, low self esteem and grief, amongst other issues.
I offer a safe and confidential space where you will have the chance to share your problems, your difficult feelings, your pain and your life story. Talking about our life honestly and openly, with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist can be a deeply healing process. Having a space where we can be fully ourselves, where we’re invited to slow down, breathe and investigate our inner world and our emotions is necessary, today, more than ever. We live busy lives and for many, it is difficult to stop and notice, most of the time, what is going on inside us. As we reconnect to our feelings and our essence there is an immediate sense
I have experience working with: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, eating disorders, self-harming, low self esteem and grief, amongst other issues.
I offer a safe and confidential space where you will have the chance to share your problems, your difficult feelings, your pain and your life story. Talking about our life honestly and openly, with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist can be a deeply healing process. Having a space where we can be fully ourselves, where we’re invited to slow down, breathe and investigate our inner world and our emotions is necessary, today, more than ever. We live busy lives and for many, it is difficult to stop and notice, most of the time, what is going on inside us. As we reconnect to our feelings and our essence there is an immediate sense
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JP Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
My ideal client is someone who is ready to start the journey of self discovery in a safe and non judgmentaI space. I enjoy working with clients who are not really sure why they feel the way they do, but know that something is not quite right and feel the need to investigate this further. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence and body image issues along with relationship difficulties. I work with clients to identify their needs and goals to create a unique personal treatment plan in order for them to reach their goals within a sensible time frame.
My ideal client is someone who is ready to start the journey of self discovery in a safe and non judgmentaI space. I enjoy working with clients who are not really sure why they feel the way they do, but know that something is not quite right and feel the need to investigate this further. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence and body image issues along with relationship difficulties. I work with clients to identify their needs and goals to create a unique personal treatment plan in order for them to reach their goals within a sensible time frame.
07723 486462 View 07723 486462
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Gemma Mason
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trowbridge BA14
Not accepting new clients
I approach working with clients as meeting the individual within their current situation. I hold a non-judgemental position and offer unconditional acceptance. I work with a diverse population but I am unable to offer access to my practice room for wheelchairs
I approach working with clients as meeting the individual within their current situation. I hold a non-judgemental position and offer unconditional acceptance. I work with a diverse population but I am unable to offer access to my practice room for wheelchairs
07723 492916 View 07723 492916
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Kathryn Dugdale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
I provide counselling from my private practice at my home in Melksham, Wiltshire. This is a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together. I can offer various daytime and evening appointments throughout the week. My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, non-judgmental space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I work in what is called an integrative way, using a wide range of therapeutic models, but primarily focusing on humanistic counselling.
I provide counselling from my private practice at my home in Melksham, Wiltshire. This is a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together. I can offer various daytime and evening appointments throughout the week. My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, non-judgmental space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I work in what is called an integrative way, using a wide range of therapeutic models, but primarily focusing on humanistic counselling.
07403 940315 View 07403 940315
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JPSCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trowbridge BA14
I offer individual counselling in Frome - Somerset. ​You might be experiencing some kind of emotional distress, whether through a life experience, or maybe you are experiencing low self-esteem. You might be having issues such as anxiety or depression, or you might be struggling to come to terms with the impact of them from the past. It might be that you would like to change things in your life, or you may find yourself generally feeling unhappy or uncomfortable and aren't quite sure why. These feelings and experiences can become very overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own.
I offer individual counselling in Frome - Somerset. ​You might be experiencing some kind of emotional distress, whether through a life experience, or maybe you are experiencing low self-esteem. You might be having issues such as anxiety or depression, or you might be struggling to come to terms with the impact of them from the past. It might be that you would like to change things in your life, or you may find yourself generally feeling unhappy or uncomfortable and aren't quite sure why. These feelings and experiences can become very overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own.
01373 482566 View 01373 482566
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Emma P Ramarge
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
I am a Humanistic Counsellor with experience in working with emotional and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, self-esteem, feelings of being stuck, and recurring issues presenting in relationships and specialising in trauma work. I offer you a space to feel safe and heard. You can expect a warm, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which to speak freely and explore possibilities. You will find me approachable, understanding and empathetic. I appreciate that talking about personal difficulties can be hard; I will walk alongside you on this journey.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor with experience in working with emotional and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, self-esteem, feelings of being stuck, and recurring issues presenting in relationships and specialising in trauma work. I offer you a space to feel safe and heard. You can expect a warm, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which to speak freely and explore possibilities. You will find me approachable, understanding and empathetic. I appreciate that talking about personal difficulties can be hard; I will walk alongside you on this journey.
01373 486580 View 01373 486580
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Michael Darvill
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Trowbridge BA14
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
01225 697254 View 01225 697254

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Marianne Le Coyte Grinney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Systemic Psychotherapy can help a range of problems: Attachment difficulties, Eating disorders, School difficulties, Relationship distress, Alcohol and drug misuse.
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
Systemic Psychotherapy can help a range of problems: Attachment difficulties, Eating disorders, School difficulties, Relationship distress, Alcohol and drug misuse.
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
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Heather Coombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Not accepting new clients
with eating disorders I may use more practical interventions than in my grief or relationship work.
If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
with eating disorders I may use more practical interventions than in my grief or relationship work.
If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
07968 953384 View 07968 953384
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Deborah Louise Creed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA2
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
07576 088328 View 07576 088328
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Maria Brooks
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
This experience includes working with bereavement and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, self-harming behaviour, relationship problems, depression and anxiety.
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Trauma, Eating Disorder and Addiction Specialist. As well as ‘talking therapy’ and 'somatic (body) work' I incorporate eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into my practice. To treat a range of psychological issues including complex trauma and attachment issues.
This experience includes working with bereavement and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, self-harming behaviour, relationship problems, depression and anxiety.
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Trauma, Eating Disorder and Addiction Specialist. As well as ‘talking therapy’ and 'somatic (body) work' I incorporate eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into my practice. To treat a range of psychological issues including complex trauma and attachment issues.
0117 456 2425 View 0117 456 2425
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Anne Marie Cussins
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
If you are looking for a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who specialises in women's therapy, I have had many years of experience offering psychotherapy to women of all ages and with all emotional difficulties. I have written on body image and provided organisations with presentations on eating disorders: Eating disorders: how to understand, how to help. For over 30 years I have worked with these problems, emotional trauma and personality disorder. I can also help you with a process that can enable you to move forward with life transitions and how you may be able to negotiate change.
If you are looking for a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who specialises in women's therapy, I have had many years of experience offering psychotherapy to women of all ages and with all emotional difficulties. I have written on body image and provided organisations with presentations on eating disorders: Eating disorders: how to understand, how to help. For over 30 years I have worked with these problems, emotional trauma and personality disorder. I can also help you with a process that can enable you to move forward with life transitions and how you may be able to negotiate change.
01273 036142 View 01273 036142
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Craig Philip Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
I have 15 years experience in working with families and adolescents, around a variety of issues from personality clashes to self-harm, eating disorders, attachment issues, borderline personality behaviours, and attempted suicide.
I can work with you around family issues, teen problems, child behaviour, ASC issues, illness and disability. I will support, collaborate and try to make sense of what is going on. All things eventually pass - I will offer to weather the storm with you. I won’t be judging you or not taking you seriously. We will work together - and it will be work - but we will also aim to have fun and be creative in our work.
I have 15 years experience in working with families and adolescents, around a variety of issues from personality clashes to self-harm, eating disorders, attachment issues, borderline personality behaviours, and attempted suicide.
I can work with you around family issues, teen problems, child behaviour, ASC issues, illness and disability. I will support, collaborate and try to make sense of what is going on. All things eventually pass - I will offer to weather the storm with you. I won’t be judging you or not taking you seriously. We will work together - and it will be work - but we will also aim to have fun and be creative in our work.
01225 541093 View 01225 541093
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Rosie Burns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Frome BA11
I also have experience working as a counsellor within a secondary school, and within an organisation supporting those with eating disorders.
I have a lot of experience with anxiety, both personally and professionally, and I know that it can often be misunderstood. Anxiety can be exhausting, and stand in the way of the life you want to live. Whether you're experiencing panic attacks, avoiding things you want to do, or just feeling overwhelmed, counselling can help you to break the cycle of anxiety. I have always felt that the most important part of my role as a counsellor is to help you feel comfy and safe. That way, you can relax and share your story without worrying about being judged or misunderstood, and we can work together to find the solutions that work for you.
I also have experience working as a counsellor within a secondary school, and within an organisation supporting those with eating disorders.
I have a lot of experience with anxiety, both personally and professionally, and I know that it can often be misunderstood. Anxiety can be exhausting, and stand in the way of the life you want to live. Whether you're experiencing panic attacks, avoiding things you want to do, or just feeling overwhelmed, counselling can help you to break the cycle of anxiety. I have always felt that the most important part of my role as a counsellor is to help you feel comfy and safe. That way, you can relax and share your story without worrying about being judged or misunderstood, and we can work together to find the solutions that work for you.
01373 482587 View 01373 482587
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
07815 563832 View 07815 563832
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The Rose May Practice - Sarah Davies
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA1  (Online Only)
As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, looked after children, county lines, FGM, CSE, CCE, Child on Child abuse, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, looked after children, county lines, FGM, CSE, CCE, Child on Child abuse, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS, NCYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) as a member of the IFS Online Circle in an integrative approach.
0117 463 3666 View 0117 463 3666
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Emily Elizabeth Samuel
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
Not accepting new clients
I see children and young people aged from early childhood up to 19. I also provide parent guidance and consultation. The children and young people I see come for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to!) trauma, anxiety, self-harm, social difficulties, attachment related difficulties, eating disorders, depression and family conflict. I have been working clinically with children for 13 years. I have recently started my own private practice having worked for many years in the Yale Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children.
I see children and young people aged from early childhood up to 19. I also provide parent guidance and consultation. The children and young people I see come for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to!) trauma, anxiety, self-harm, social difficulties, attachment related difficulties, eating disorders, depression and family conflict. I have been working clinically with children for 13 years. I have recently started my own private practice having worked for many years in the Yale Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children.
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Alex Evans - Resilient Nation
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bath BA2
I am a compassionate trauma-informed integrative practitioner with my own deeply lived experience and personal journey. I live and work in central Bath. Alongside many trainings over the years, I am committed to my therapeutic practice and my own path of personal development, healing and spiritual enquiry. My personal experience in life has been extensive and rich. I’ve walked a diverse path so far through life and this has enabled me to bring understanding to working with many people. Development and practices that sustain and resource me on this journey are somatic meditation, embodied enquiry and the wisdom of the natural world.
I am a compassionate trauma-informed integrative practitioner with my own deeply lived experience and personal journey. I live and work in central Bath. Alongside many trainings over the years, I am committed to my therapeutic practice and my own path of personal development, healing and spiritual enquiry. My personal experience in life has been extensive and rich. I’ve walked a diverse path so far through life and this has enabled me to bring understanding to working with many people. Development and practices that sustain and resource me on this journey are somatic meditation, embodied enquiry and the wisdom of the natural world.
07970 794137 View 07970 794137
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Dr Kiran Spence
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Devizes SN10
I am a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with 19 years experience working in the NHS within adult mental health and physical health services. I am collaborative and flexible in my approach, drawing on a range of approaches to ensure therapy is best suited to your individual needs and goals. I aim to support you to develop an understanding of your difficulties, and develop the necessary strategies to make the changes needed to work towards your goals and values in life.
I am a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with 19 years experience working in the NHS within adult mental health and physical health services. I am collaborative and flexible in my approach, drawing on a range of approaches to ensure therapy is best suited to your individual needs and goals. I aim to support you to develop an understanding of your difficulties, and develop the necessary strategies to make the changes needed to work towards your goals and values in life.
01380 717476 View 01380 717476

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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.