Helping Eating Problems using psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and cognitive therapy at 1066 Therapy
covering East Sussex, Battle, Hastings, Bexhill, Rye, Heathfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford and Kent.
I am often asked for help with eating problems such as anorexia, bulimia, or other eating problems. I have been able to help people with these problems using either psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, or cognitive therapy at my practice just outside of Battle, East Sussex..
Please click here for problems with weight control, comfort eating, binge eating or over-eating.
Many people with eating problems, think (or have been told) that food is THE problem in and of itself. Often when people seek help for their problem, (perhaps with counselling or CBT, say), the focus is on food and ways in which they can try to manage their ‘issue with food’. This type of approach, although sometimes helpful in the short term, may not always result in permanent changes.
The main reason for this is that food is usually NOT the actual problem – the unhealthy behaviour with food is a secondary symptom of another underlying (primary) problem.
Eating problems are usually ‘coping mechanisms’ which have developed because, underneath, there is emotional discomfort of some sort present. Perhaps we feel anxious; or have low self-esteem. We may feel ‘out of control’, or stressed out, for instance. And we usually feel increasingly ‘compelled’ to carry out our unhelpful and unhealthy behaviour with food.
I am aware that this will very likely be a new perspective on your eating problem but it often becomes clearer as we work through things together.
The primary problems compelling us to carry out our unhealthy, and often damaging, behaviours with food usually consist of unresolved emotions from negative past experiences and/or negative ‘core beliefs’ held about the self. These are usually from early life and often long-forgotten by the time we develop an eating problem. Often these unresolved emotions and core beliefs are subconscious (i.e. stored and operating outside of conscious awareness) which makes it more difficult in many ways if we have eating problems.
I offer different approaches for this (and every problem) and the choice of which one (or more) to take depends on the individual and their circumstances. The decision is usually made during the initial consultation.
Please browse my site for information on the various therapies / approaches that I practise.
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