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Eating Disorders

By tackling the way we think about ourselves, our bodies, and food, and using this to inform changes in our eating behaviours, CBT provides a powerful method for breaking free from the powerful grip of anxiety, guilt and shame that can control our relationship with food.

Issues with food and eating are relatively common for both men and women: even if our problems are not at a level recognisable as Anorexia or Bulimia or another diagnostic category, many of us struggle with our body image, seem to be on a constant diet, find ourselves trapped in cycles of binge eating, or experience anxieties at the prospect of meal times.

Working through Eating Disorders with CBT
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By tackling the way we think about ourselves, our bodies, and food, and using this to inform changes in our eating behaviours, CBT provides a powerful method for breaking free from the powerful grip of anxiety, guilt and shame that can control our relationship with food.

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An historical perspective on eating disorders
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Though it has been proposed that food issues such as extreme dieting, anorexia and bulimia are on the rise and influenced by media pressures, analysis of texts about and by many of history's key figures suggests that these problems have been around for centuries.

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How TV affects our body image ~ A study in Fiji
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TV has been blamed for a range of problems in children and adolescents including poor body image and food issues. By studying a rural population in Fiji with only recent access to TV, and tracking attitudes to weight and shape, researchers have spotted the first signs of problem eating.

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Female Bulimia ~ Liselle's Story
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Liselle discusses her 9 year struggle with bulimia in her teens and early adulthood. Therapy can be tailored to the specific issues that you may have with eating, providing an opportunity to understand your relationship with food and develop a happier future.

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EATING DISORDERS THERAPISTS AT THE HOUSE PARTNERSHIP

Sharon Kalsy
Chartered Psychologist

Sharon completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Surrey University. As well as experience in the NHS, she has worked as a psychologist in the prison service and as a business consultant to multinationals. She has worked in executive management in the charity sector and now runs her own company which offers a variety of psychology services to individuals, groups and organisations.

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Kiki Iordanidou
HCPC Clinical Psychologist

A chartered Counselling Psychologist who completed her training at London Metropolitan University, Kiki has worked in the NHS and has extensive experience working in the private sector. She specialises in anxieties, self-esteem and confidence.

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Ophelia Beer
Chartered Psychologist

Ophelia is lead psychologist at a busy eating disorders centre in Kensington & Chelsea. She holds a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has extensive experience working within four NHS trusts.

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David Gracey
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside his private work, David has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, with various groups including families and older adults. As a researcher he has published in numerous academic journals. He is a chartered psychologist who completed his doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry.

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Lou Monaco
Chartered Psychologist

Lou is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who trained and worked in the US before moving to London in 2009. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at City University, New York, and has continued teaching in the UK as a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

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Martin Parsons
Chartered Psychologist

Martin completed his doctorate at Canterbury Christchurch University and has worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. He has further training in systemic approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and works in a treatment and recovery team for the NHS in Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Helen Mann
Chartered Psychologist

Helen completed her doctoral training at Christchurch Canterbury University. A chartered psychologist with extensive NHS experience as lead psychologist at the East London NHS Trust. Helen has also held various research and teaching roles, and pursues a keen interest in the arts.

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Silvia Miranda
Chartered Psychologist

Silvia completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry and City University. She is a chartered psychologist who alongside her private work, practices in NHS primary care at London's Maudsley Hospital, and at GP surgeries. She has particular expertise in trauma and eating disorders.

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Simon Whalley
Chartered Psychologist

Simon completed his doctoral research at Regent's College in London where he currently lectures. He has worked in adult mental health within the NHS and a number of community organisations. He has particular expertise with social anxiety, panic and addictions.

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