The severity of Binge Eating Disorders compared to others often goes unnoticed. Eating disorders are often represented as a person being unhealthily thin, not eating, or purging their food, but eating disorders, like the people living with them, come in all shapes and sizes.
Binge eating disorder can be very debilitating in all aspects of life. There is a line between indulging and actually having a binge eating disorder. Many of us have days and evenings where we over indulge, but, for most people, this isn’t an everyday occurrence. A person who has been binge eating for a long period of time may not be able to register when they’re actually ‘full’ anymore, and therefore eat until they physically cannot eat anymore and often without connection.
Not only does the disorder affect a mental wellbeing, it also has physical symptoms,and, like any eating disorder, can have long-term physical effects. If you think that you or a loved one might be living with binge eating disorder, it’s important that you/they get help.
Binge Eating Disorder is seen as the uncontrollable urge to eat to the point of being 'over full' and often subconsciously resulting in negative feelings of guilt and shame for behaviour that is beyond control.
My work as a therapist for Binge Eating Disorder is to assist you to replace dysfunctional habitual habits with new appropriate ones and to reconnect with your natural satiety levels. Work on self esteem and confidence is paramount alongside assertiveness and self acceptance. I will work alongside you to offer mentorship, education, nutritional advice and support without judgement to see you through the process of returning to normal eating habits.