Sometimes people can feel bad about themselves and the way they look, and find themselves altering how they eat as a response to this. Sometimes people try to feel better by controlling what they eat in extreme ways, or they may binge eat and then make themselves sick or perhaps they may use exercise in extreme ways to feel better about themselves and their body
In many cases, these behaviours are symptoms of underlying feelings that the person may not be aware of or that the unhelpful behaviours hide. Psychotherapy can support increased awareness and understanding of why you are eating and feeling as you are. It can offer tools for feeling and behaving differently and it can support you to feel fundamentally differently about yourself, so that you don’t need to manage your eating in negative ways.