A food addiction is eating more food than you actually need and usually masks an underlying emotional problem.
While food is necessary for health and life, many of us have built an emotional dependence on eating.
Because of this dependence, the boundaries between healthy eating and addictive behaviour can become blurred.
Indeed whether or not a person can truly be addicted to food is a matter of ‘hot debate’.
Overcoming a food addiction is about changing the way you think and your attitude towards food, rather than changing your diet.
Food Addictions Are Not All About Food
For many people, focusing on food can act as a coping mechanism for other life problems.
A Food addiction is defined as a compulsive ‘disorder’ that can, in some circumstances, lead to overeating, low self-esteem and eating disorders.
It may be anxiety or stress related and if left untreated, the disorder can break down a person’s self-esteem.
What causes a food addiction?
While there is no known cause of food addiction, there are many factors that should be considered.
Some studies suggest addiction is genetic, although environmental and emotional factors are also thought to increase the risk.
For some people, an addiction is a way of coping with difficult issues.
This may include things like stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and unemployment.
Therapy & counselling aims to identify the triggers and work with the client to overcome the issue using scientifically based tools and techniques.
Together, the sufferer and therapist can begin to rebuild their self-esteem and improve well-being.
Therapy & Counselling for Food Addiction
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Food Addiction and eating-related problems.
Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:
- How long you have had the problem.
- Your personal preferences.
- How your problem is affecting you today.
You can read more about the different types of therapy for Food Addiction on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Food Addiction
- Self-help CBT course for Food Addiction
- Counselling for Eating Problems
- Hypnotherapy for Eating Problems
Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.
Furthermore, research also suggests that therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.
Free Initial Consultations for Food Addictions
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Food Addiction prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
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