It is a serious mental health condition, which can result in an Eating Disorder. People who suffer from Bulimia try to control their weight by adopting one or more of the following behaviors:
As a result of these behaviours, emotions and thoughts are distorted. Their focus in life revolves around restricting, eating or bingeing food, followed by purging.
There are also physical symptoms such as:
Therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment; giving you space away from everyday life to understand how Bulimia has developed and how it currently impacts on your life.
Together we will explore some sensitive areas to really understand how:
Holding this information and working together in a therapeutic environment we will explore and look forward, because recovery is possible with the right support and treatment.
I know from personal experience that making the decision to change can be difficult. Sufferers of Bulimia experience a deep sense of shame and low self-worth, finding it difficult to initially ask for help. In the first session I often hear:
“Friends and family think I’m really confident they don’t know about my secret, I’m fake”
“I am deeply unhappy and I want help, but I’m really frightened I will get fat if I stop purging”
“I restrict food then I’m so hungry I have to binge, then I can’t bare the guilt so I purge”
Bulimia sufferers become exhausted by the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors around food. Deep down they know that they have withdrawn from normal life and spend most of the time worrying about food. Bulimia treatment works across many areas; it is not just about food and purging.
Whether you know or think you may have a problem, try not to ignore it or struggle to cope. I encourage you to take that first and important step and seek help. I understand Bulimia Nervosa and what it means and I will be there to support you through changes, helping you at each stage to overcome any difficulties in a trustful and safe environment. Recovery is possible.
If you think I could help you or you would like more information please contact me.
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