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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
Article

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
Article

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

Dr Nimisha Patel
Chartered Psychologist

Nimisha completed her doctoral training at City University London. She is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who alongside her private practice works at an outpatient eating disorders service at South London and Maudsley hospital. She has a particular interest in eating disorders and addictions.

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Dr Gill Deane
Chartered Psychologist

Gill qualified as a psychologist in South Africa and underwent further training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. Since chartership in 2001, she has held senior positions in the public, private and charity sectors. Gill works across all presentations of depressive and anxiety conditions, and has particular expertise in eating disorders and sports’ psychology.

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James Álvarez PhD
Chartered Psychologist

Jim completed his doctoral training at New York’s Columbia University and has extensive experience in delivering evidence-based psychological services to a wide range of individuals. A published author, he is also a registered Occupational Psychologist and has successfully led several corporate change projects, delivering benefits to thousands of employees.

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Una Reynolds
HCPC Counselling Psychologist

Una is an Australian psychologist who studied at University of Sydney and qualified with the Psychology Board of Australia before moving to London in 2010. She has worked with government and community organisations, as well as in private practice, in both Australia and the UK.

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Hayley Melin
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside her private work, Hayley manages The House Partnership and City Addictions. She also has considerable experience as a psychologist in two NHS trusts. Together with her work in general adult mental health, she has particular specialisms in addictions and issues with food.

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Silvia Miranda CPsychol
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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