Eating Disorders Counselling Services Devon
Is your relationship with food causing you problems in your life? Or are you watching someone you care about battling with eating on a regular basis? Is food constantly being thought about? Does it consume a large proportion of daily thoughts?
As human beings we need to eat to survive and if our relationship with food is poor then this can cause untold stress to ourselves and to people who care about us.
The reasons behind unhealthy eating habits can be complex and many and there is often no easy quick solution. But there is hope and change is possible. Whether you feel that might have a known eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating or you simply have an awareness that something is not quite as you would like it to be with your eating habits, help is available.
Very often food is used as a way of expressing or suppressing underlying feelings and emotions. These may be painful and even unconscious. Food may be being used as a comfort or a punishment. By exploring these emotions and feelings and becoming more aware of what is going on in your life, change can be made.
Eating Disorders Counselling Services allows you this opportunity.
Eating Disorders Counselling
The reasons behind an Eating Disorder can be many and complex and unfortunately there is not a one size fits-all approach that will help the situation. As human beings are so diverse, so are the reasons behind the start of an Eating Disorder, and the hold that it can take on a persons life.
What are Eating Disorders?
Statistics on the number of people in the UK who suffer with Eating Disorders are vague, however the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), suggest that 1.6million people in the UK are affected by Eating Disorders.
Eating Disorders Counselling Services is co-ordinated by Gill Wilson (MBACP) a qualified counsellor, who also holds the post of ‘School Counsellor’ at Colyton Grammar School in East Devon. Gill has always had a great interest in people and their relationship in food. She feels that:
“As human beings we need to eat in order to survive and if our relationship with food is stressful then it can have a huge detrimental effect on us and those around us.”