Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is one of the most well-researched therapies in the field of psychology. CBT is highly effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, addictions and eating disorders.
CBT takes a holistic approach to the treatment of mental health difficulties by addressing different aspects of an individual’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings. The CBT framework is based on the principle that our behaviours, thoughts and feelings are all interconnected and bidirectionally influence each other.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology, our psychologists are well trained and experienced in the delivery of CBT therapy. We commonly use CBT to treat individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and addiction. We are also specially trained in CBT-E for treating eating disorders.
Binge eating disorder is surprisingly common – in fact, it is the most common eating disorder. Despite being so common, very few people reach out for help. The disorder causes great distress in the lives of sufferers, including causing: health issues, weight gain and poor body image, shame and guilt, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to consider undertaking cognitive behavioural therapy for binge eating or CBT-E for short.
Before exploring what CBT-E involves, it is worth discussing why CBT-E is the preferred treatment for binge eating. First, CBT-E has been researched and proven to effective in treating binge eating disorder. It is also a practical therapy, which involves clear stages in treatment and suitable strategies at each point in recovery.
If you suffer from binge eating, and your daily life is impacted upon, it might be time to consider help. CBT-E for binge eating is an effective therapy proven by research to improve symptoms. At Peaceful Mind Psychology our psychologists take a special interest in eating disorders, and are skilled and trained in CBT-E for binge eating.
Whilst the name at first sounds a bit daunting, it provides an easy explanation of the approach. That is, CBT-E targets your feelings of distress (e.g. anxiety, low mood, etc) by working on the assumption that the way you think (cognitive processes), and the way you behave, are all inter-connected.
A psychologist who practises CBT-E for treating binge eating will work to reduce binge eating, by first increasing insight into the unhelpful cycle behind binge eating. Then, the psychologist will work to modify this cycle – for example, certain moods often predispose an individual to binging, so the psychologist will increase awareness of these moods and then teach coping strategies.
In summary, CBT-E is an evidence-based therapy proven to be effective at breaking the cycle of binge eating. This is achieved by modifying behaviours, feelings and cognitive processes involved in the cycle of binge eating.
Our practice has a unique interest in eating disorders and we are skilled in the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy for binge eating. Our team of psychologists have taken the time to further our learning and focus our experience on eating disorder treatment. We are also highly competent in the treatment of mental health issues that often co-exist with binge eating, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship difficulties.
Our team is made up of young, female psychologists who are friendly and warm. We all highly value the relationship we share with our clients, as well as work hard to create a comfortable and relaxed environment. We understand that each eating disorder is different, and each individual is different. As such, we tailor the CBT-E approach to suit each individual persons needs.