Has anyone had any therapy/counselling for eating issues and it worked?

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reup Mon 06-Feb-17 08:03:32

I've been seeing an NHS diatician for a while as I have type2 diabetes and I'm taking part in a clinical trial. I have lost 4 stone but when talking about eating issues she recommended therapy for my binge eating/ emotional eating problems. I didn't really go into it with her as I'm totally broke but will ask at my next appointment (not till July).

I just wondered if anyone had had some they'd recommend. I did do some sort of Australian cbt thing with the NHS for anxiety/worrying but it was over the phone and I didn't find it that helpful.

There are so many different types so wondered if any worked for you?


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reup Mon 06-Feb-17 14:13:27

No one?

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DidgeDoolittle Mon 06-Feb-17 14:32:16

About 20 years ago I had therapy for binge eating and emotional eating.
It made me realise just how linked to my emotional state my eating is.
However, it didn't change my eating in the long term. I'm still fat and still can't accept it or keep my weight down when I've lost weight.
Sorry to be so negative.
I truly wish I could get it sorted once and for all.

reup Mon 06-Feb-17 15:21:06

Thanks - that's my worry that I'll spend a fortune and it'll do nothing. I'll interrogate the dietician next time as to what sort of therapy is so amazing!

I did read a book recently though about children's weight. It was really interesting about weight gain/deprivation/overeating and how this whole viscous cycle could have started. One of my kids is a bit overweight and I didn't want him to end up like me. It was by this woman


Not sure if it works yet, it's early days. I'm not sure how it would apply to adults though.

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likewhatevs Mon 06-Feb-17 15:27:10

Well I did have therapy counselling about my bulimia. I'm not sure what effect it had other than to talk about myself a lot. Maybe thats all I needed. I never thought I was that affected by my childhood and wotnot. Maybe I was. Maybe it was just the opportunity for someone to take notice of me. I did kick the habit shortly afterwards though (a 25 year old habit). Is it linked? Dunno. Maybe my acknowledgement to finally ask for help was an indicator that I was already on the right path. Again. Dunno.

I'm fatter than I ever was. However I haven't purged for quite a number of years ago now. I think that this is the lesser evil.

Sorry, again, not much help. Its different for every single person.

Gingernaut Mon 06-Feb-17 15:28:30

I've had High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and it really helped generally - it touched on my eating/obesity and it let me gain real insight.

Try going to your GP, tell him your really depressed about your weight and see if he can refer you.

If not, B-eat, the eating disorder charity may have therapy groups near you.


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