Could our bulimia treatment or bulimia therapy help you?

At Peaceful Mind Psychology we are highly trained in bulimia treatment and bulimia therapy. In particular, we are experienced in delivering a coordinated approach to treatment and are skilled in evidence-based therapy for bulimia.

Why pick Peaceful Mind Psychology for your bulimia support? Not only are our psychologists experienced in the effective delivery of bulimia treatment, they are warm and caring, making your recovery journey as comfortable as possible. Our psychologists also understand that every client is different; they take the time to adapt their approach to each individual.

A Psychologist can help you with Bulimia

Have you ever had unkind thoughts about your body or felt that your relationship with food might be unhealthy? Eating disorders affect many people and attempting to cope with them on your own often leads to other mental health issues, such as addiction. In fact, substance abuse is four times more likely to occur in women who struggle with an eating disorder.

If you’re looking for Bulimia treatment in Melbourne, consider entrusting your recovery process to Peaceful Mind Psychology. We’re centrally located in the Armadale area near the central business district. Our services are confidential and designed to nurture an overall sense of health and wellbeing. Therapy can help you reclaim your thought process and help you find peace in your life.

How do you know if you, or someone close to you, needs bulimia treatment or bulimia therapy?

Bulimia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders that affects people from all walks of life, but is most commonly seen in young women, especially in adolescent females. There are many signs and symptoms that might indicate that you need bulimia help or bulimia treatment therapy.

Do you have episodes of binge eating followed by attempts to rid yourself of food eaten? Have you ever misused laxatives of diuretics for weight loss purposes? Do you feel that you have issues related to your body image? Do you suffer from feelings of guilt or shame about eating? Do you attempt to lose weight by exercising excessively or restricting your food intake?

If some or all of the above relates to you, you may benefit from seeing a psychologist. Psychologists use therapies supported by research to effectively treat bulimia. We offer Bulimia help Melbourne wide, we can come to your depending on your case.

How can you spot signs of bulimia in your family and friends?

Bulimia is a condition that afflicts many people, but sufferers tend to hide their struggles from loved ones due to shame, guilt or denial. There are some signs you may be able to spot that may indicate a loved one is struggling with bulimia, including:

  • Recusing themselves after meal times
  • Attempts to block the sound of self-induced vomiting (e.g. flushing the toilet several times or playing music while showering)
  • Long showers
  • Left over wrappers from chocolate bars and chip packets
  • Stashes of hidden food
  • Hypersensitivity around food or plans for eating out
  • Talking about food frequently
  • Restrictive eating or dieting
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Dental erosions or swelling of the parotid glands

How can bulimia treatment and bulimia therapy help?

The battle against bulimia can be tough and unfortunately there is no “quick fix”. However, the mainstay therapies for bulimia are well researched to achieve good outcomes. Most people who attend treatment learn about their eating disorder, acquire skills and strategies to manage their eating patterns and learn to eat normally again. Depending on your age or whether you’re dependent on your family, we may invite loved ones into therapy to learn about eating disorders and how to support you.

If you would like support to overcome bulimia, call us to book an appointment with one of our psychologists or find out how we can help you. Get in touch today so that we can start you on your journey to recovery.

How is Bulimia Different from other Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders overlap in their symptoms and factors that contribute to their maintenance. It is not unusual to develop one eating disorder (e.g. Anorexia), which later develops into a different type of eating disorder (e.g. Bulimia). While the different disorders vary, they share some symptoms.

Builimia Symptoms

  • Avoiding eating in social situations
  • Obsessive thoughts over food and body image
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Eating too much or too little

Eating Disorder Symptoms

  • Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating, and/or feelings of low self-esteem
  • Steals or hoards food in strange places
  • Creates lifestyle schedules or rituals to make time for binge sessions

You may wish to visit our eating disorder treatment page for further information.

Bulimia is characterised by reoccurring episodes of binging followed almost directly by an attempt to compensate for over-eating (that is, purging), including induced vomiting, laxative-use, exercise or strict dieting. If you binge eat regularly without engaging in any form of compensation, then you may be experiencing Binge Eating Disorder. If you are underweight it is more likely you are experiencing Anorexia, even if you binge and purge.

Purging is Not Limited to Induced Vomiting

One of the most harmful aspects of Bulimia is that it can very easily go unrecognised. Many people think of purging solely as induced vomiting, but there are many ways people attempt to purge after overeating.

Using laxatives, engaging in extreme and physically harmful exercise sessions and using diuretics, are only a few examples of how people with this disorder attempt to purge. If you find that you are overwhelmingly concerned with burning off calories from the food you eat, it’s possible you are struggling with Bulimia.

Getting Help is a Way to Get Better

There is absolutely no shame in what you’re going through. You are not alone – our psychologists understand eating disorders and mainly treat people with eating disorders. We are well trained in eating disorder treatment, as well as treatment of other mental health issues that can coincide, such as addictive behaviours, anxiety and depression.

We have a warm and kind approach at Peaceful Mind Psychology. You matter to us. We treat you as an individual by tailoring our approach to your needs and goals. We are professional psychologists who are experienced with proven methods of treatment.

You are important. With help, you can reach a place where your thoughts no longer sabotage your life. Reach out to our friendly practice if you are struggling with bulimia. We offer Bulimia help in Melbourne or you may wish to choose to have Builimia treatment in Melbourne. Help is as close as a phone call away, and we’re here to ensure you get the help you need.

It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.

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