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We are here to understand your eating disorder challenges

Having an eating disorder becomes difficult to manage and is driven by the need to control weight, shape, and eating. Anorexia nervosa tends to include extreme restriction of food intake and leads to significantly low weight.

Bulimia nervosa can be characterised by compensatory behaviours like vomiting, laxatives, and exercise. Binge eating is usually characterised by over-eating however it is not usually followed by compensatory behaviours. 

Please see the resources provided below for more information.

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We offer CBT-E, MANTRA, CBT-AR and Family-Based Treatment counselling and psychotherapy to those wanting to overcome with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating.

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Dietetics and Nutrition

Whether you’re seeking support for meal planning, nutritional education, or overcoming challenges related to food, our dietetic team is here to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to foster a positive relationship with food and body.

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At ACEDS, we understand that seeking help for an eating disorder can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve designed our assessment process to be as welcoming and reassuring as possible, ensuring that you feel supported and understood from the moment you reach out to us.

If you believe you might be suffering from disordered eating please get in touch. 

What is an eating disorder?

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by severe and prolonged restricted intake leading to extremely low body weight. 

For an individual with Anorexia Nervosa it’s common that body weight and image are significantly associated with self-worth. Individuals often have a distorted view of their body, believing they are overweight when they are significantly underweight. 

This perspective and the fear of weight gain can lead to further diet restrictions and excessive exercise to maintain weight control. 

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by recurring episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours. Binge eating consists of eating a considerably large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time, within a few hours. 

Compensatory behaviours are a way of attempting to control weight and body image, these behaviours can include vomiting, incorrect use of laxatives and diuretics and excessive exercise among others.

 People suffering from Bulimia Nervosa often find that they can be secretive about their eating and compensatory behaviours which can lead to feelings of guilt and shame. 

Binge Eating

Binge Eating is an eating disorder characterised by episodes of binge eating, unlike Bulimia Nervosa people suffering from Binge Eating Disorder will not usually take part in compensatory behaviours. 

This often leads to sufferers of Binge Eating Disorder putting too much importance on their weight and shape, leading to strong feelings of shame and guilt.

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The lesser-known but equally significant eating disorder: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, or ARFID. Unlike other eating disorders, ARFID is not driven by concerns about weight or body image. Instead, it’s characterized by an extreme avoidance or restriction of certain foods, often due to sensory issues, fear of choking, or a lack of interest in eating. This condition can profoundly impact an individual’s physical and emotional well-being, highlighting the importance of understanding and support. Please watch the video we created for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024 to learn more.

Eating Disorders are isolating. You are not alone.

If you or someone you love is navigating the complexities of an eating disorder, know that it’s about more than just food and weight.

It’s a deeply personal journey that requires understanding, compassion, and tailored support.

Reach out to us today to discover how our specialised care can guide you toward a healthier relationship with food and yourself.

Let’s take the first step together.

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Eating Disorders are more complex than Anorexia, Binge Eating, ARFID and Bulimia

We see people who suffer with the above conditions but also those who have a difficult relationship with food.

We are on your journey with you no matter what that looks like.

Might be suffering from disordered eating?

If you believe you might be suffering from disordered eating please get in touch for a free 15-20 minute chat or an initial online assessment.