At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we offer eating disorder help in the Melbourne area. We know just how difficult it can be to seek treatment, but we also know that professional help is a way to move forward.
While there is no such thing as a psychologist specialising in eating disorders, as no post graduate training programs exist, our psychology practice is the next best thing. Our psychologists have focused their professional development and experience working with clients with eating disorders. We understand and know how to treat eating disorders.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to give us a call:
Excessive Worry or Obsession with Appearance
Everyone has certain things they don’t like about their physical appearance or things they wish were different. These types of body image concerns are not unusual. However, if you find concern for your appearance dominates your thoughts, you may need help.
You may experience these body image thoughts as intrusive. They may disrupt your daily life by keeping you preoccupied and distracted. These thoughts vary in their body focus. Some people obsess over their weight or muscle tone, others pinpoint exact parts of their body they feel need correcting. While other people wish to reduce their overall size. If you feel your life is being negatively impacted by how often you worry about your appearance, then you should consider seeking treatment.
Is Food Planning Ruling Your Life?
Worrying about appearance is often the first phase of developing an eating disorder. Beginning to exercise extreme methods of control over eating is often the next step. This can take many forms, such as:
- Calorie counting and unhealthy restriction of caloric intake
- Banning specific food groups or foods from your diet
- Skipping meals or preparing meals for others without eating
- Strict monitoring of what food is consumed every day
These are a few ways food planning can become problematic for an individual. If you or someone you know is constantly worried about what they eat, it may be time to get help.
Are Your Relationships Suffering from Your Eating Difficulty?
Sometimes, an eating difficulty can progress to the point where relationships suffer. This can manifest as an inability to go out because you are unhappy with your appearance or skipping family meals because of your strict diet. Other times it shows as an inability to focus while spending time with others, because your thoughts are preoccupied with dietary control.
Peaceful Mind Psychology is Here for You
If you recognise yourself or anyone you know with these signs, it may be time to consult a professional. Sometimes you need a little help to overcome an obstacle, even if you’re trying your best. Our practice provides treatment for those dealing with eating disorders in the Melbourne area and our staff are professionally trained to help you redefine your relationship with body image and food.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology our services are confidential. Symptoms do not have to be severe for you to seek help. If you feel you may be developing unhealthy thoughts and habits that are affecting your wellbeing, please consider setting an appointment with our friendly reception staff.
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.