Help for eating disorders

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and counselling in Bristol and Online

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secretive eating habits and body image issues? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can start feeling better about yourself, feel more in control in life, and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that eating disorders can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome an eating disorder and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as anorexia, bulimia, or another food-related issue. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you feel more positive and more in control in life. However, having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

BASIC FACTS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

 

According to b-eat, an eating disorder charity in the UK, it's estimated that around 725,000 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders are more prevalent in females, around 11% of sufferers are male. Anorexia and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorder, however two other categories known as EDNOS, or Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and BED, or Binge Eating Disorder, are recognised by the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. As a therapist I tend to steer clear of psychiatric terms like 'disorder' or 'irrational behaviour' because I understand that many symptoms and problems that people experience have an underlying emotional logic to them, and are therefore often treatable.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA

 

Anorexia is a serious yet treatable biopsychosocial condition involving intense obsessions about food and body image and a severe restriction of personal food intake. It often involves secretive food rituals, self-induced vomiting, and the ingestion of diet or slimming pills, laxatives or diuretics. Sufferers of anorexia experience severe cognition distortions relating to body-image and an obsession with food or exercise. When you have anorexia you tend to feel powerless and out of control and look to over-control food and other areas of your life in order to gain a sense of power. In some cases anorexia is thought of as a phobia of food or fat. In most cases anorexia sufferer's experience chronic low self-esteem. Anorexia is usually associated with other symptoms and problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Unfortunately, left untreated, anorexia may even result in death from malnutrition, or suicide in certain cases. Sadly anorexia is one of the most common causes of death resulting from a mental health condition. Therapy can help you make sense of what's happening, resolve distressing or negative feelings, and increase your sense of power, control, and self-esteem in authentic and healthy ways.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA

 

Bulimia is a common, treatable, usually secretive eating disorder that typically involves binging and purging behaviours. Sufferers often engage in sudden or ritualistic food binges followed by self-induced vomiting, intense exercise, or other compensatory behaviours, such as the use of diuretics, laxatives, or 'fat burners'. In some cases my clients have managed to keep their bulimia hidden from friends and family for decades! Bulimia tends to follow a classic compulsive cycle, which you can find illustrated on the compulsive behaviour page.

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR OTHER EATING DISORDERS?

 

There are all sorts of potential food-related issues that people can find themselves experiencing, so please feel free to get in touch and ask me a question about treatment for a food-related issue and I'll let you know if I think I can help. Alternatively you are welcome to join me for a FREE initial consultation and assessment in which we'll explore for potential clinical issues that may be responsible for your food, eating, and body-image related symptoms.

 

 

 

 

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EATING DISORDERS

 

 

  •     Severe food intake restriction
  •     Binging
  •     Purging (Self-induced vomiting)
  •     Secretive food habits
  •     Anxiety
  •     Poor body-image
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Thinning head hair
  •     Facial hair growth
  •     Brittle Nails
  •     Brittle Bones
  •     Disruption to menstrual cycle
  •     Tooth erosion
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Fatigue
  •     Dizziness and fainting
  •     Heat palpitations
  •     Heart failure
  •     Panic attacks
  •     Depression or low mood
  •     Immune problems
  •     Seizures
  •     Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING AN EATING DISORDER?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of eating disorders so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your emotions and behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Your emotions and behaviour, then, could be thought of as an ‘error’ message that’s popped up on the screen. You can see it, but you might not know why it’s popped up or how to fix it. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you back up and running. All this tech talk makes it sound rather mechanical so allow me to reassure you that the whole process is very sensitive and respectful of your experiences and needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR EATING DISORDER

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond recovering from distressing, impulsive, or self-destructive eating behaviours, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your anorexia, bulimia, or other eating-related issue, and get comfortably back in control again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY EATING DISORDER?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing difficulties with food and eating, while others have been battling with secretive food rituals for a number of years. For some clients their eating disorder is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your eating disorder you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming anorexia or bulimia or other eating issue, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secretive eating habits and body image issues? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can start feeling better about yourself, feel more in control in life, and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that eating disorders can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome an eating disorder and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as anorexia, bulimia, or another food-related issue. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you feel more positive and more in control in life. However, having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

BASIC FACTS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

 

According to b-eat, an eating disorder charity in the UK, it's estimated that around 725,000 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders are more prevalent in females, around 11% of sufferers are male. Anorexia and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorder, however two other categories known as EDNOS, or Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and BED, or Binge Eating Disorder, are recognised by the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. As a therapist I tend to steer clear of psychiatric terms like 'disorder' or 'irrational behaviour' because I understand that many symptoms and problems that people experience have an underlying emotional logic to them, and are therefore often treatable.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA

 

Anorexia is a serious yet treatable biopsychosocial condition involving intense obsessions about food and body image and a severe restriction of personal food intake. It often involves secretive food rituals, self-induced vomiting, and the ingestion of diet or slimming pills, laxatives or diuretics. Sufferers of anorexia experience severe cognition distortions relating to body-image and an obsession with food or exercise. When you have anorexia you tend to feel powerless and out of control and look to over-control food and other areas of your life in order to gain a sense of power. In some cases anorexia is thought of as a phobia of food or fat. In most cases anorexia sufferer's experience chronic low self-esteem. Anorexia is usually associated with other symptoms and problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Unfortunately, left untreated, anorexia may even result in death from malnutrition, or suicide in certain cases. Sadly anorexia is one of the most common causes of death resulting from a mental health condition. Therapy can help you make sense of what's happening, resolve distressing or negative feelings, and increase your sense of power, control, and self-esteem in authentic and healthy ways.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA

 

Bulimia is a common, treatable, usually secretive eating disorder that typically involves binging and purging behaviours. Sufferers often engage in sudden or ritualistic food binges followed by self-induced vomiting, intense exercise, or other compensatory behaviours, such as the use of diuretics, laxatives, or 'fat burners'. In some cases my clients have managed to keep their bulimia hidden from friends and family for decades! Bulimia tends to follow a classic compulsive cycle, which you can find illustrated on the compulsive behaviour page.

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR OTHER EATING DISORDERS?

 

There are all sorts of potential food-related issues that people can find themselves experiencing, so please feel free to get in touch and ask me a question about treatment for a food-related issue and I'll let you know if I think I can help. Alternatively you are welcome to join me for a FREE initial consultation and assessment in which we'll explore for potential clinical issues that may be responsible for your food, eating, and body-image related symptoms.

 

 

 

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EATING DISORDERS

 

 

  •     Severe food intake restriction
  •     Binging
  •     Purging (Self-induced vomiting)
  •     Secretive food habits
  •     Anxiety
  •     Poor body-image
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Thinning head hair
  •     Facial hair growth
  •     Brittle Nails
  •     Brittle Bones
  •     Disruption to menstrual cycle
  •     Tooth erosion
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Fatigue
  •     Dizziness and fainting
  •     Heat palpitations
  •     Heart failure
  •     Panic attacks
  •     Depression or low mood
  •     Immune problems
  •     Seizures
  •     Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING AN EATING DISORDER?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of eating disorders so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your emotions and behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to... ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Your emotions and behaviour, then, could be thought of as an ‘error’ message that’s popped up on the screen. You can see it, but you might not know why it’s popped up or how to fix it. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you back up and running. All this tech talk makes it sound rather mechanical so allow me to reassure you that the whole process is very sensitive and respectful of your experiences and needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR EATING DISORDER

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond recovering from distressing, impulsive, or self-destructive eating behaviours, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your anorexia, bulimia, or other eating-related issue, and get comfortably back in control again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY EATING DISORDER?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing difficulties with food and eating, while others have been battling with secretive food rituals for a number of years. For some clients their eating disorder is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your eating disorder you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming anorexia or bulimia or other eating issue, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secretive eating habits and body image issues? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can start feeling better about yourself, feel more in control in life, and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that eating disorders can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!If you’re looking for help to overcome an eating disorder and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as anorexia, bulimia, or another food-related issue. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you feel more positive and more in control in life. However, having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

BASIC FACTS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

 

According to b-eat, an eating disorder charity in the UK, it's estimated that around 725,000 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders are more prevalent in females, around 11% of sufferers are male. Anorexia and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorder, however two other categories known as EDNOS, or Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and BED, or Binge Eating Disorder, are recognised by the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. As a therapist I tend to steer clear of psychiatric terms like 'disorder' or 'irrational behaviour' because I understand that many symptoms and problems that people experience have an underlying emotional logic to them, and are therefore often treatable.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA

 

Anorexia is a serious yet treatable biopsychosocial condition involving intense obsessions about food and body image and a severe restriction of personal food intake. It often involves secretive food rituals, self-induced vomiting, and the ingestion of diet or slimming pills, laxatives or diuretics. Sufferers of anorexia experience severe cognition distortions relating to body-image and an obsession with food or exercise. When you have anorexia you tend to feel powerless and out of control and look to over-control food and other areas of your life in order to gain a sense of power. In some cases anorexia is thought of as a phobia of food or fat. In most cases anorexia sufferer's experience chronic low self-esteem. Anorexia is usually associated with other symptoms and problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Unfortunately, left untreated, anorexia may even result in death from malnutrition, or suicide in certain cases. Sadly anorexia is one of the most common causes of death resulting from a mental health condition. Therapy can help you make sense of what's happening, resolve distressing or negative feelings, and increase your sense of power, control, and self-esteem in authentic and healthy ways.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA

 

Bulimia is a common, treatable, usually secretive eating disorder that typically involves binging and purging behaviours. Sufferers often engage in sudden or ritualistic food binges followed by self-induced vomiting, intense exercise, or other compensatory behaviours, such as the use of diuretics, laxatives, or 'fat burners'. In some cases my clients have managed to keep their bulimia hidden from friends and family for decades! Bulimia tends to follow a classic compulsive cycle, which you can find illustrated on the compulsive behaviour page.

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR OTHER EATING DISORDERS?

 

There are all sorts of potential food-related issues that people can find themselves experiencing, so please feel free to get in touch and ask me a question about treatment for a food-related issue and I'll let you know if I think I can help. Alternatively you are welcome to join me for a FREE initial consultation and assessment in which we'll explore for potential clinical issues that may be responsible for your food, eating, and body-image related symptoms.

 

 

 

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EATING DISORDERS

 

 

  •     Severe food intake restriction
  •     Binging
  •     Purging (Self-induced vomiting)
  •     Secretive food habits
  •     Anxiety
  •     Poor body-image
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Thinning head hair
  •     Facial hair growth
  •     Brittle Nails
  •     Brittle Bones
  •     Disruption to menstrual cycle
  •     Tooth erosion
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Fatigue
  •     Dizziness and fainting
  •     Heat palpitations
  •     Heart failure
  •     Panic attacks
  •     Depression or low mood
  •     Immune problems
  •     Seizures
  •     Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING AN EATING DISORDER?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of eating disorders so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your emotions and behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Your emotions and behaviour, then, could be thought of as an ‘error’ message that’s popped up on the screen. You can see it, but you might not know why it’s popped up or how to fix it. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you back up and running. All this tech talk makes it sound rather mechanical so allow me to reassure you that the whole process is very sensitive and respectful of your experiences and needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR EATING DISORDER

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond recovering from distressing, impulsive, or self-destructive eating behaviours, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your anorexia, bulimia, or other eating-related issue, and get comfortably back in control again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY EATING DISORDER?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing difficulties with food and eating, while others have been battling with secretive food rituals for a number of years. For some clients their eating disorder is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your eating disorder you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming anorexia or bulimia or other eating issue, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

The Bristol Psychotherapy

& Hypnotherapy Clinic

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secretive eating habits and body image issues? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can start feeling better about yourself, feel more in control in life, and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that eating disorders can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome an eating disorder and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as anorexia, bulimia, or another food-related issue. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you feel more positive and more in control in life. However, having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

BASIC FACTS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

 

According to b-eat, an eating disorder charity in the UK, it's estimated that around 725,000 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders are more prevalent in females, around 11% of sufferers are male. Anorexia and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorder, however two other categories known as EDNOS, or Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and BED, or Binge Eating Disorder, are recognised by the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. As a therapist I tend to steer clear of psychiatric terms like 'disorder' or 'irrational behaviour' because I understand that many symptoms and problems that people experience have an underlying emotional logic to them, and are therefore often treatable.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA

 

Anorexia is a serious yet treatable biopsychosocial condition involving intense obsessions about food and body image and a severe restriction of personal food intake. It often involves secretive food rituals, self-induced vomiting, and the ingestion of diet or slimming pills, laxatives or diuretics. Sufferers of anorexia experience severe cognition distortions relating to body-image and an obsession with food or exercise. When you have anorexia you tend to feel powerless and out of control and look to over-control food and other areas of your life in order to gain a sense of power. In some cases anorexia is thought of as a phobia of food or fat. In most cases anorexia sufferer's experience chronic low self-esteem. Anorexia is usually associated with other symptoms and problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Unfortunately, left untreated, anorexia may even result in death from malnutrition, or suicide in certain cases. Sadly anorexia is one of the most common causes of death resulting from a mental health condition. Therapy can help you make sense of what's happening, resolve distressing or negative feelings, and increase your sense of power, control, and self-esteem in authentic and healthy ways.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA

 

Bulimia is a common, treatable, usually secretive eating disorder that typically involves binging and purging behaviours. Sufferers often engage in sudden or ritualistic food binges followed by self-induced vomiting, intense exercise, or other compensatory behaviours, such as the use of diuretics, laxatives, or 'fat burners'. In some cases my clients have managed to keep their bulimia hidden from friends and family for decades! Bulimia tends to follow a classic compulsive cycle, which you can find illustrated on the compulsive behaviour page.

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR OTHER EATING DISORDERS?

 

There are all sorts of potential food-related issues that people can find themselves experiencing, so please feel free to get in touch and ask me a question about treatment for a food-related issue and I'll let you know if I think I can help. Alternatively you are welcome to join me for a FREE initial consultation and assessment in which we'll explore for potential clinical issues that may be responsible for your food, eating, and body-image related symptoms.

 

 

 

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EATING DISORDERS

 

 

  •     Severe food intake restriction
  •     Binging
  •     Purging (Self-induced vomiting)
  •     Secretive food habits
  •     Anxiety
  •     Poor body-image
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Thinning head hair
  •     Facial hair growth
  •     Brittle Nails
  •     Brittle Bones
  •     Disruption to menstrual cycle
  •     Tooth erosion
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Fatigue
  •     Dizziness and fainting
  •     Heat palpitations
  •     Heart failure
  •     Panic attacks
  •     Depression or low mood
  •     Immune problems
  •     Seizures
  •     Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING AN EATING DISORDER?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of eating disorders so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your emotions and behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Your emotions and behaviour, then, could be thought of as an ‘error’ message that’s popped up on the screen. You can see it, but you might not know why it’s popped up or how to fix it. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you back up and running. All this tech talk makes it sound rather mechanical so allow me to reassure you that the whole process is very sensitive and respectful of your experiences and needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR EATING DISORDER

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond recovering from distressing, impulsive, or self-destructive eating behaviours, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your anorexia, bulimia, or other eating-related issue, and get comfortably back in control again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY EATING DISORDER?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing difficulties with food and eating, while others have been battling with secretive food rituals for a number of years. For some clients their eating disorder is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your eating disorder you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming anorexia or bulimia or other eating issue, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

© SEBASTIAN T. EASTWOOD-BLOOM 2018

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be struggling with secretive eating habits and body image issues? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can start feeling better about yourself, feel more in control in life, and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that eating disorders can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome an eating disorder and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as anorexia, bulimia, or another food-related issue. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you feel more positive and more in control in life. However, having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

BASIC FACTS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS

 

According to b-eat, an eating disorder charity in the UK, it's estimated that around 725,000 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders are more prevalent in females, around 11% of sufferers are male. Anorexia and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorder, however two other categories known as EDNOS, or Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and BED, or Binge Eating Disorder, are recognised by the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. As a therapist I tend to steer clear of psychiatric terms like 'disorder' or 'irrational behaviour' because I understand that many symptoms and problems that people experience have an underlying emotional logic to them, and are therefore often treatable.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA

 

Anorexia is a serious yet treatable biopsychosocial condition involving intense obsessions about food and body image and a severe restriction of personal food intake. It often involves secretive food rituals, self-induced vomiting, and the ingestion of diet or slimming pills, laxatives or diuretics. Sufferers of anorexia experience severe cognition distortions relating to body-image and an obsession with food or exercise. When you have anorexia you tend to feel powerless and out of control and look to over-control food and other areas of your life in order to gain a sense of power. In some cases anorexia is thought of as a phobia of food or fat. In most cases anorexia sufferer's experience chronic low self-esteem. Anorexia is usually associated with other symptoms and problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Unfortunately, left untreated, anorexia may even result in death from malnutrition, or suicide in certain cases. Sadly anorexia is one of the most common causes of death resulting from a mental health condition. Therapy can help you make sense of what's happening, resolve distressing or negative feelings, and increase your sense of power, control, and self-esteem in authentic and healthy ways.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA

 

Bulimia is a common, treatable, usually secretive eating disorder that typically involves binging and purging behaviours. Sufferers often engage in sudden or ritualistic food binges followed by self-induced vomiting, intense exercise, or other compensatory behaviours, such as the use of diuretics, laxatives, or 'fat burners'. In some cases my clients have managed to keep their bulimia hidden from friends and family for decades! Bulimia tends to follow a classic compulsive cycle, which you can find illustrated on the compulsive behaviour page.

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR OTHER EATING DISORDERS?

 

There are all sorts of potential food-related issues that people can find themselves experiencing, so please feel free to get in touch and ask me a question about treatment for a food-related issue and I'll let you know if I think I can help. Alternatively you are welcome to join me for a FREE initial consultation and assessment in which we'll explore for potential clinical issues that may be responsible for your food, eating, and body-image related symptoms.

 

 

 

 

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EATING DISORDERS

 

 

  •     Severe food intake restriction
  •     Binging
  •     Purging (Self-induced vomiting)
  •     Secretive food habits
  •     Anxiety
  •     Poor body-image
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Thinning head hair
  •     Facial hair growth
  •     Brittle Nails
  •     Brittle Bones
  •     Disruption to menstrual cycle
  •     Tooth erosion
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Fatigue
  •     Dizziness and fainting
  •     Heat palpitations
  •     Heart failure
  •     Panic attacks
  •     Depression or low mood
  •     Immune problems
  •     Seizures
  •     Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I EXPERIENCING AN EATING DISORDER?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of eating disorders so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be worried about what’s happening and you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to make sense of what you’re currently experiencing, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to make sense of your emotions and behaviour is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. Your emotions and behaviour, then, could be thought of as an ‘error’ message that’s popped up on the screen. You can see it, but you might not know why it’s popped up or how to fix it. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and get you back up and running. All this tech talk makes it sound rather mechanical so allow me to reassure you that the whole process is very sensitive and respectful of your experiences and needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR EATING DISORDER

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond recovering from distressing, impulsive, or self-destructive eating behaviours, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your anorexia, bulimia, or other eating-related issue, and get comfortably back in control again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY EATING DISORDER?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing difficulties with food and eating, while others have been battling with secretive food rituals for a number of years. For some clients their eating disorder is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your eating disorder you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming anorexia or bulimia or other eating issue, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required