For some of us, being the wrong size or shape leads to behaviour that ruins, or even threatens, our lives. Eating disorders are illnesses that can take hold very quickly, taking over every aspect of your life. Maintaining a healthy relationship with food can become increasingly difficult without professional help.
Eating disorders are generally associated with women rather than men, however, anyone can develop an eating disorder, regardless of age, sex, culture or race. At Nightingale, our counsellors will help you to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that maintain the cycle, as well as helping to gain insight into your eating habits and trigger points.
The following questions may help you decide if you or a family member has an eating disorder:
• Are you extremely anxious about your weight?
• Do you look at yourself in the mirror and see a different person to the one others see?
• Does your self-esteem depend on what you weigh?
• Do you vomit after meals or use exercise to get rid of the calories?
• Do you binge and vomit?
• If you are a woman, have you stopped getting your period?
• Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight?
• Are your eating habits a cause for concern to others?
• Is the quality of your life dramatically affected by your relationship to food?
If you have answered yes to five or more of the above questions, we would urge you to seek help.
At Nightingale, our dedicated Eating Disorders Counsellor has a Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy from Strathclyde University, as well as Emotion Focused Psychotherapy Training and worked as a nurse therapist within a specialist eating disorder clinic for 6 years, gaining invaluable experience working with individuals, families and groups, suffering from eating disorders and dealing with the effects on other family members. Nightingale has a policy to be in regular contact with your GP to ensure that your support programme is acknowledged and supported.
Talking about your relationship with food and the deeper emotional issues associated with the condition with a dedicated professional will help you to work on overcoming the illness. Taking that first step is difficult, but Nightingale is with you, every step of the way.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
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