At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we know recovery is possible with the right treatment and support. We understand how stuck people can feel when they battle an eating disorder – our highly trained Psychologists can help you overcome your eating struggles. We use specialised eating disorder treatment approaches proven by research to be effective.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we match you to one of our skilled eating disorder psychologists based on your personality, preferences and mental health needs. Call us today to be matched.
We are warm and professional with a local reputation for treating eating disorders.
Peaceful Mind Psychology is comprised of professional psychologists who are warm, caring and invested in your wellbeing. Our team have a specialised skillset in the treatment and management of eating disorders. The practice is also devoted to core values of kindness, honesty and empathy, which has contributed to the success and growth of our practice to our three locations in Prahran, Malvern and Armadale.
If you’re looking for a kind and warm approach to eating disorder treatment in Melbourne, our practice is here to support your needs.
Many people battle their eating disorder alone, expecting to be able to “control” their eating patterns. However, you can stop the struggle by reaching out for support.
At Peaceful Mind Psychology our team of psychologists are well educated and experienced in providing specialised support using evidence based therapy for eating disorder treatment. Our treatment approach, combined with our values of empathy, kindness and honesty, ensures you receive the best possible treatment.
We believe in setting goals that move you through the different phases of recovery, but we also understand that this happens at your pace.
As part of our comprehensive treatment approach for eating disorders we collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, including with dieticians and GP’s. We are well connected with like-minded health professionals who are also trained in eating disorder treatment and we work hard within these multidisciplinary teams to achieve your therapy goals.
Peaceful Mind Psychology has a reputation for its exceptional level of support for individuals struggling with an eating disorder. However, we also look beyond the individual, and provide support for families and couples.
Call us today on 1300 766 870 to speak to our staff or complete the enquiry form below. We will personally match you with one of our psychologists based on your experience and personality.
The Butterfly Foundation has an abundance of resources online which can assist your recovery journey alongside receiving professional support and treatment.
If you are experiencing an acute crisis, please do not hesitate to call one of the following:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Our relationship with our body is the longest relationship any of us will have. It is normal to feel comfortable in our body most of the time, and to have some days when we really like our body and other days where we do not. However, some people spend most days disliking or worrying about their body (or parts of their body) to the point that it takes over their thoughts and how they spend their time.
For example, you might be distressed about the shape of your body, your weight, how muscular you are, or there may be a part of your body that you think is very flawed. These types of worries may mean you are suffering from poor body image or body dysmorphic disorder. It is common for negative thoughts about our body to influence our relationship with food and eating. If we are listening to what our body wants and needs, then we can expect our eating and exercise patterns to stay relatively consistent most of the time. This includes having some days when we eat a little more, or less, than other days. For example, when celebrating a special occasion like a birthday you may eat more than usual, but when feeling sick you may find that you eat a little less. However, some people feel so negative about their body that they turn to unhelpful food and eating behaviours. These unhelpful behaviours can be signs of an eating disorder.
An eating disorder is a mental health issue characterised by problems with eating, perception of physical appearance, and attitudes and feelings about food intake, body weight and shape. Eating disorders can have a serious impact on a person’s mental health and cause significant harm to a person’s physical health.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) recognises different categories of eating disorders. The most common are:
Some less commonly diagnosed eating disorders also include:
There are several well-researched treatments that are effective in treating Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders, including: Family Based Therapies for the treatment of adolescents, Guided Self-Help (GSH), Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) among adults, Maudsley Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), Schema Therapy (ST), Self-Compassion Focused Therapy (SCFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and medications.
If you believe you may have an eating disorder, or relate to some of the above symptoms, it might be a good time start talking about some of your concerns. We recommend the following resources:
You may also like to make an appointment with a psychologist with experience working with eating disorders via your GP or using referral databases provided by the Butterfly Foundation and EDV. Peaceful Mind Psychology has psychologists with specialised experience and training in treating poor body image and eating disorders. You are welcome to contact Peaceful Mind Psychology to connect with professional assistance, or even just to gather some more information about what seeking support might involve.
Peaceful Mind Psychology has a special interest in Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders with psychologists who are very experienced and trained in this field of treatment. If you are experiencing Poor Body Image and or an Eating Disorder and would like some professional assistance contact us at Peaceful Mind Psychology.