If you have many thoughts about food, exercise, and your body and weight, and it interrupts your everyday life, then it is important to seek professional help.
Maybe you avoid certain types of food, have rules about how much you are allowed to eat and how much you need to exercise. For many, this provides a sense of control. However, in other areas of life you may begin to lose control. Some eat excessively (binge-eating) and purge. At times, thoughts are so intrusive that it can be difficult to concentrate, relax and be fully engaged when you spend time with others.
I offer treatment for teenagers and adults with mild cases of eating disorders.
If you have previously had psychiatric treatment for a moderate/severe eating disorder, then there is often a need for further treatment in order to prevent relapse. It is not uncommon that eating disordered impulses may re-emerge when you feel pressured later on in life. Although you may have obtained a well-functioning relationship to food and exercise, the relationship to one’s body, feelings and close relations may still be difficult. In order to increase quality of life and prevent relapse, seeking treatment from a psychologist with extensive experience in treating eating disorders can be important.
If you have a moderate/severe eating disorder, which requires treatment in the public psychiatric health system, it can be difficult to find the courage to start treatment. In these cases, I offer sessions where the focus is on motivation for treatment. I have written my master’s thesis on eating disorders and have many years of experience with Cognitive Behavioural treatment of eating disorders from private practice and specialised clinics for eating disorders in the public psychiatric system.