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9 ways counselling can help you overcome an eating disorder
by Harriet Frew on March 2nd, 2017

You might feel dubious about how therapy could help you overcome an eating disorder. Perhaps the eating disorder feels entrenched into your identity and losing it would feel like losing a life-long friend?  Maybe you have fears about change and feel anxious when considering a life without it? How can a counsellor possibly help you untangle this complicated relationship you have with the eating disorder? These can be real and common anxieties when someone is thinking about having therapy.

 Here are 9 ways that therapy can help: 


1.     AMBIVALENCE: it is likely that you might feel in two minds about change. One part of you desperately wants to move on and let go of a destructive relationship with food and your body. However, another part of you just can’t. This can feel confusing as your feelings about the eating disorder might vary day-by-day or hour-by-hour. Your therapist can help you explore this ambivalence and recognise what the eating disorder means to you. Maybe it is a way of coping with difficult feelings? Maybe it is a way of trying to control your weight? Maybe it is deeply familiar and offers safety and reassurance? In therapy, you can gain greater understanding about your ambivalence, and this can put powerful building blocks in place for change.....


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