Eating Disorders Counselling in Glasgow

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Shirley Macmillan
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a wide variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, bullying, eating disorders, grief, OCD.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
I have experience working with a wide variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, bullying, eating disorders, grief, OCD.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
01292 439650 View 01292 439650
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Ruth Micallef - Eating Disorder Specialist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
I work with ARFID, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthorexia, and EDNOS.
Do you often feel a sense of guilt or shame around food? Do thoughts of food become intrusive or overwhelming? Are you often binging or eating until you feel uncomfortable or sick? Perhaps you are fixated on 'healthy' or 'clean' eating? Maybe you 'purge' by excessively exercising, restricting, making yourself sick, using laxatives, or have a history of yo-yo dieting? Perhaps you avoid whole food groups and are often called a 'fussy' or 'picky' eater? Or a combination of any of the above? It sounds like you are struggling with an Eating Disorder!
I work with ARFID, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthorexia, and EDNOS.
Do you often feel a sense of guilt or shame around food? Do thoughts of food become intrusive or overwhelming? Are you often binging or eating until you feel uncomfortable or sick? Perhaps you are fixated on 'healthy' or 'clean' eating? Maybe you 'purge' by excessively exercising, restricting, making yourself sick, using laxatives, or have a history of yo-yo dieting? Perhaps you avoid whole food groups and are often called a 'fussy' or 'picky' eater? Or a combination of any of the above? It sounds like you are struggling with an Eating Disorder!
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Conall Donegan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
0141 280 7413 View 0141 280 7413
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Maresa Louise Segura
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G12
Many of my clients come to me because they face: Relationship, sex and family issues, anxieties and breakdown - Work and professional stress, anxiety and crisis - Alcoholism, drug dependency, sexual, relational and other addiction problems - Weight loss, smoking cessation and other life-goal issues - Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other food dependency issues - LGBT, minority and other discrimination issues - Self-confidence, self-esteem and anxiety-related issues.
Many of my clients come to me because they face: Relationship, sex and family issues, anxieties and breakdown - Work and professional stress, anxiety and crisis - Alcoholism, drug dependency, sexual, relational and other addiction problems - Weight loss, smoking cessation and other life-goal issues - Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other food dependency issues - LGBT, minority and other discrimination issues - Self-confidence, self-esteem and anxiety-related issues.
020 8103 0361 View 020 8103 0361
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Dr Dorothy Tait
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G62  (Online Only)
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
0141 673 0403 View 0141 673 0403
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Ailsa Thomson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Stress, Bereavement, Loss, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Self-harm, Cultural Issues, Identity issues, Trauma as well as coping with the challenges associated with physical issues.
At different times in our lives we go through challenges that can affect how we feel and have a negative impact on us. We all have unique ways of dealing with situations. At these times, many people find it helpful to explore how they are feeling with somebody else. It is important at these times to have a safe space to do this.
Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Stress, Bereavement, Loss, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Self-harm, Cultural Issues, Identity issues, Trauma as well as coping with the challenges associated with physical issues.
At different times in our lives we go through challenges that can affect how we feel and have a negative impact on us. We all have unique ways of dealing with situations. At these times, many people find it helpful to explore how they are feeling with somebody else. It is important at these times to have a safe space to do this.
0141 473 4435 View 0141 473 4435
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Elaine Gormley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
I support my clients with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bereavement by suicide, abuse, eating disorders, LGBTQI+, race, neurodiversity, disability, relationship/family issues, work stress and trauma.
Hello, my name is Elaine. I am an Accredited member of the BACP and have been working as a therapist for over ten years. I have qualifications, training and experience in working with a diverse range of issues.
I support my clients with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bereavement by suicide, abuse, eating disorders, LGBTQI+, race, neurodiversity, disability, relationship/family issues, work stress and trauma.
Hello, my name is Elaine. I am an Accredited member of the BACP and have been working as a therapist for over ten years. I have qualifications, training and experience in working with a diverse range of issues.
028 9124 1442 View 028 9124 1442
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Alison Fraser
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G12  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have 30 years experience giving counselling, I’ve been a specialist NHS eating disorders therapist, addictions therapist, CAMHS therapist, Adult mental health clinician and counselling manager. I’m neurodivergant informed and developing a government counselling service for Special schools. There are many reasons why people come to counselling, we all struggle at times and may experience anxiety, low mood, loss or find life harder to cope with. It’s scary to ask for support, I understand this, I grew up in a family with complex needs and this experience is the compassionate basis for my work, bringing a deep understanding.
I have 30 years experience giving counselling, I’ve been a specialist NHS eating disorders therapist, addictions therapist, CAMHS therapist, Adult mental health clinician and counselling manager. I’m neurodivergant informed and developing a government counselling service for Special schools. There are many reasons why people come to counselling, we all struggle at times and may experience anxiety, low mood, loss or find life harder to cope with. It’s scary to ask for support, I understand this, I grew up in a family with complex needs and this experience is the compassionate basis for my work, bringing a deep understanding.
0131 381 1852 View 0131 381 1852
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Celia Clark
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I help women who struggle with food and their body using the highly popular approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS). Are you someone who recognises your challenges with food and your body are affecting your mood, your health and your relationships? Are you tired of comparing yourself to others and listening to the relentless critical thoughts inside your head? Is it starting to feel like you do everything for everyone else and no-one is looking after you? You’ve probably tried everything to fix this and it’s even worse than ever.
Welcome to my profile! I help women who struggle with food and their body using the highly popular approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS). Are you someone who recognises your challenges with food and your body are affecting your mood, your health and your relationships? Are you tired of comparing yourself to others and listening to the relentless critical thoughts inside your head? Is it starting to feel like you do everything for everyone else and no-one is looking after you? You’ve probably tried everything to fix this and it’s even worse than ever.
01856 301069 View 01856 301069
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Deborah Gillard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder or facing challenging relationship issues? Do you yearn for a supportive space to heal and grow? I provide compassionate and personalised counselling tailored to your unique needs. Together, let's turn your struggles into strengths and unlock your full potential, fostering wellbeing and meaningful relationships.
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder or facing challenging relationship issues? Do you yearn for a supportive space to heal and grow? I provide compassionate and personalised counselling tailored to your unique needs. Together, let's turn your struggles into strengths and unlock your full potential, fostering wellbeing and meaningful relationships.
01382 797220 View 01382 797220
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Sarah Liebing-Gow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
Waitlist for new clients
Drawing from my extensive career in the arts, I specialise in supporting adults (16+) navigating challenges like low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. Having traversed the creative world & embraced the gig economy lifestyle myself, I understand the unique pressures faced by individuals in these spheres as well as in general life. Whether grappling with depression, panic attacks, OCD, or self-harm, my focus is on empowering clients to cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves. Together, we'll unravel their thoughts and feelings, paving the way for greater self-understanding and personal growth.
Drawing from my extensive career in the arts, I specialise in supporting adults (16+) navigating challenges like low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. Having traversed the creative world & embraced the gig economy lifestyle myself, I understand the unique pressures faced by individuals in these spheres as well as in general life. Whether grappling with depression, panic attacks, OCD, or self-harm, my focus is on empowering clients to cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves. Together, we'll unravel their thoughts and feelings, paving the way for greater self-understanding and personal growth.
0141 673 4302 View 0141 673 4302
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Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G62  (Online Only)
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
0141 673 3016 View 0141 673 3016
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Psyche Therapy Centre
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
0141 673 0206 View 0141 673 0206
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Ross Deuchar Coaching
PhD
Verified Verified
Glasgow G62
As a Professional Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Mindfulness & Breathing Coach, NLP Practitioner and Personal Trainer I very much believe in a holistic approach - supporting clients to improve their overall mental, physical and cognitive wellbeing. In my work as a coach and therapist, I support clients who have been struggling with their physical and mental health - tapping into their subconscious mind to help them overcome the fears, habits, addictions or patterns of behaviour that have been holding them back, enabling them to become the best version of themselves. Within this process, hypnotherapy is a central transformative tool.
As a Professional Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Mindfulness & Breathing Coach, NLP Practitioner and Personal Trainer I very much believe in a holistic approach - supporting clients to improve their overall mental, physical and cognitive wellbeing. In my work as a coach and therapist, I support clients who have been struggling with their physical and mental health - tapping into their subconscious mind to help them overcome the fears, habits, addictions or patterns of behaviour that have been holding them back, enabling them to become the best version of themselves. Within this process, hypnotherapy is a central transformative tool.
0141 465 5772 View 0141 465 5772
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Dr Cameron Cunningham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Thanks for checking my profile! I work with clients presenting with all types of difficulties. My experiences include but are not limited to working with clients with OCD presentations, depression and generalized anxiety, traumatic childhoods, problems in relationships, in addition to self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am also skilled in trauma-informed approaches to therapy through years of working with refugee and asylum seeker populations. Most importantly, I am here to help you discover your true potential and support you through difficulties you may be experiencing in your life
Thanks for checking my profile! I work with clients presenting with all types of difficulties. My experiences include but are not limited to working with clients with OCD presentations, depression and generalized anxiety, traumatic childhoods, problems in relationships, in addition to self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am also skilled in trauma-informed approaches to therapy through years of working with refugee and asylum seeker populations. Most importantly, I am here to help you discover your true potential and support you through difficulties you may be experiencing in your life
0141 673 5617 View 0141 673 5617
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Marion Hill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
My name is Marion and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with a background in nursing. Considering therapy can feel extremely daunting especially if you are already feeling low mood, anxiety or out of sorts. I can offer you a safe and confidential space where we can collaboratively explore what's keeping your problems going. I am currently working as a psychotherapist in the third sector delivering therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I deliver predominantly CBT, however depending on your needs I will integrate other approaches, one being compassion focused therapy (CFT).
0141 471 9294 View 0141 471 9294
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Dr Joanna C Livingstone
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
If you are struggling and need some advice, someone to talk to, or to understand what you are experiencing then hopefully I can help. It may be that you are struggling with your mood, or a specific problem that is impacting on your everyday life. I can help you to find the answers, structure a programme for you and work with you to help you make the changes that will help you lead a better and more fulfilled life, with an understanding of the issues that are affecting you now. I offer Psychology and coaching sessions depending on your presenting problem.
If you are struggling and need some advice, someone to talk to, or to understand what you are experiencing then hopefully I can help. It may be that you are struggling with your mood, or a specific problem that is impacting on your everyday life. I can help you to find the answers, structure a programme for you and work with you to help you make the changes that will help you lead a better and more fulfilled life, with an understanding of the issues that are affecting you now. I offer Psychology and coaching sessions depending on your presenting problem.
0141 673 8397 View 0141 673 8397
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Miranda Lo (MCouns) Counselling, CBT & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G41
You are just feeling fed up with self-doubt and rumination; and you are worrying about your continual procrastination and your escape from opportunities in life. You feel like you are finally ready to move forward. I understand what it feels like when encountering emotional issues and stress in life. I embarked on a journey of self-exploration, which has allowed me to feel, see and find what I am passionate about in life. I am dedicated and feeling grateful in collaboratively assisting YOU in overcoming your doubts and thus having YOUR potential unleashed FULLY, be it in your life journey, career development and relationships.
You are just feeling fed up with self-doubt and rumination; and you are worrying about your continual procrastination and your escape from opportunities in life. You feel like you are finally ready to move forward. I understand what it feels like when encountering emotional issues and stress in life. I embarked on a journey of self-exploration, which has allowed me to feel, see and find what I am passionate about in life. I am dedicated and feeling grateful in collaboratively assisting YOU in overcoming your doubts and thus having YOUR potential unleashed FULLY, be it in your life journey, career development and relationships.
01357 510614 View 01357 510614
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Lynda Dickie
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G2
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
Do you feel unhappy or stuck and seem to be unable to make changes on your own? Or perhaps you are looking for someone caring to talk through your difficult thoughts and emotions to help you move forward with your life? Whatever your needs, I can provide therapy in a safe space tailored to help tackle specific problems, Together we will explore the problems that have brought you to therapy and I will work alongside you to help shine a light on difficult areas It often brings relief to understand your problems, to know you are not alone or different in what you are experiencing.
01698 757622 View 01698 757622
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Lorena Monjo
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
We all face difficult times throughout our lives and sometimes we feel stuck. Seeking help is a good indication of wanting to improve. Working together we will look for ways to overcome the obstacles and find emotional balance again. In therapy, I use an integrative approach, which involves the use of a variety of methods in my practice. These include person-centered, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, among other approaches.
We all face difficult times throughout our lives and sometimes we feel stuck. Seeking help is a good indication of wanting to improve. Working together we will look for ways to overcome the obstacles and find emotional balance again. In therapy, I use an integrative approach, which involves the use of a variety of methods in my practice. These include person-centered, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, among other approaches.
01698 537505 View 01698 537505
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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.