Binge Eating Counselling Wolverhampton
Psychological Therapy for Binge Eating Problems
Binge eating problems involve regularly eating large portions of food all at once and usually very quickly until you feel uncomfortably full or even bloated. It is not unusual to then have feelings of guilt immediately following a binge eating episode and it is considered by some schools of thought as a form of self-harm.
Binge sessions are often planned in advance and the person may buy even “special” binge foods such as cakes, or high carbohyrdate containing foods. Binge eating problems can affect both men and women and it most frequently starts in the late teens or early 20s.
Symptoms of Binge Eating
The main symptoms associated with binge eating frequently include:
- Eating large amounts of food
- Eating very fast during a binge
- Eating until you feel uncomfortably full
- Eating when you’re not hungry
- Eating alone or secretly
- Feeling depressed, guilty, ashamed or even disgusted after binge eating
Signs of Binge Eating Problems in Others
The following sign might indicate that someone you know has an binge eating problem:
- Eating a lot of food, very fast
- Actively hiding how much they are eating
- Creating food stores
- Putting on weight, although this is not always associated with binge eating
Potential Causes of Binge Eating
There are no definitive ’causes’ of binge eating or other eating issues, however, you may be more likely to develop binge eating problems if:
- A member of your family has a history of eating disorders, depression, or alcohol abuse or drug addiction
- You have experienced strong criticism of your eating habits, body shape or weight
- You are overly concerned with being slim, particularly if you also feel pressure from society or your job
- You have anxiety, low self-esteem, an obsessive personality or are a perfectionist
- You have experienced sexual abuse
Help for Binge Eating Problems
If you think you may have binge eating problem we advise that you consult your GP in the first instance and before seeking out psychological help
With the right treatment and support, most people recover from binge eating problems, but it does take time, effort and a desire to overcome the problem in order to be successful.
Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Binge Eating
If you’re committed to overcoming your eating problems then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental healt practitioners around the World.
FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Binge Eating problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.