If you or a family member are struggling with an eating disorder, we can to help. At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we are an experienced team of skilled psychologists in the Armadale area of Melbourne, with a reputation for excellent support in eating disorder counselling.
Our team of psychologists provide personalised eating disorder counselling to support our clients to overcome their eating struggles.
An eating disorder is a broad term for a category of psychological disorders characterised by an unhealthy attitude towards food, which includes abnormal eating habits accompanied by irrational thoughts and emotions towards food. The four most common eating disorders are;
Eating disorders can affect anyone, but most sufferers tend to be young women.
There are a few different psychological treatments for eating disorders. The mainstay therapy for eating disorder counselling is Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E), followed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Treatment plans typically consist of a combination of therapies, including nutrition education and management, medical monitoring, and eating disorder counselling.
In some cases, counselling may include medications combined with psychological therapy. Medications typically include antidepressants or medication for physical symptoms caused by the eating disorder.
Here at Peaceful Mind Psychology, we understand how difficult the journey to good health can be. We understand how important it is to see a psychologist who is the right fit for your particular eating difficulty, as well as your personality and style of communication.
Therefore, when you phone our clinic we match you with one of our psychologists specially trained in eating disorder counselling and suited to your personality. We believe if you see a psychologist suited to you, you are more likely to achieve good outcomes, including improving your eating habits, feeling calm around food, and feeling confident in your own body.
We use counselling methods supported by research to help you gain the skills to overcome your eating disorder. We also offer to work closely with your family and loved ones, to ensure you receive the right support at home.
If you would like to get in touch with us, you can call us or send us an online enquiry. We can tell you more about our psychologists and treatment approach to eating disorders. Or, if you’d like to book an appointment, we can match you to one of our psychologists suited to your needs.
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 Melbourne patients trust.