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    I've been seeing a counsellor at school for my Binge Eating Disorder, but she doesn't specialize in eating disorders. I'm just wondering if what we are doing is 'correct' and is it what a therapist who specializes in ED would do?

    We've been doing:
    - Breathing techniques to calm me down when I get urges
    - Thought worksheets to 'challenge' my negative thoughts
    - Talked through the problems that are bothering me and giving me solutions specifically to those
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    There's not actually a set way to work with eating disorders. It sounds like they are doing a good mix of CBT and relaxation/grounding techniques.

    All counsellors have a supervisor who they see about their work. If this counsellor was out of their depth, the supervisor would tell them to refer the client to someone else with more experience.

    You have to give it time to work. There's no magic fix for this. When you're ready you'll probably start looking at the emotions which lead to a binge
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    that sounds fine
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been seeing a counsellor at school for my Binge Eating Disorder, but she doesn't specialize in eating disorders. I'm just wondering if what we are doing is 'correct' and is it what a therapist who specializes in ED would do?

    We've been doing:
    - Breathing techniques to calm me down when I get urges
    - Thought worksheets to 'challenge' my negative thoughts
    - Talked through the problems that are bothering me and giving me solutions specifically to those
    Hey! i also have binge eating problems (undiagnosed) and your best bet would be to ask her to refer you to camhs or another similar service, if you want to pm me i could give you a couple of techniques
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    Hi, I too have binge eating problems, but I feel like I cant tell my family, and its really getting me down. Anyone got any advice? I would really appreciate anything
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    How many sessions have you had? You need to give it 8-12 sessions to start seeing results.

    You might be more convinced because they have the title "specialist", but there is no magic cure for your condition; you may not feel like it's a choice, but you choose your behaviour. Taking a U-turn to change what has become a habit (obsessive/compulsive) can be agonising, but the treatment will expose the deeper held beliefs about yourself (esteem) and that's when the "real" progress will be made.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi, I too have binge eating problems, but I feel like I cant tell my family, and its really getting me down. Anyone got any advice? I would really appreciate anything
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    How old are you? There is the option that you can go to visit a GP alone, everything you tell them will be completely confidential. My GP practice has GPs which all have different special interests for example one has adolescent mental health. If your GP surgery also has that, try to book an appointment with a GP which has special interests more related to mental health.
    Mind charity also offers advice and support on their helpline or via email. If you need someone to talk to and aren't ready to seek help yet via a healthcare professional, they would be really good to talk to. In addition, samaratins also do this (116 123, or you can email [email protected]), the phone line is a free number too which is helpful. SANEline are also really good (0300 304 7000).
    Do you have close friends or siblings you can talk to as well before speaking to your parents? Even if you do or don't I would really strongly Recommend you get in touch with these charities, all the callers are specially trained in mental health and will give you the proper advice and enable you to get a more positive perspective on things. The really important thing to realise is there's always someone there to talk to, you just need to reach it, which is difficult to do, but once you've done it, the burden will be off.
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    I'm 17, so I could go to the GP alone, but I'm quite shy so I dont think that would help me at the moment. I'll look into those charities though, so thank you so much.

    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    How old are you? There is the option that you can go to visit a GP alone, everything you tell them will be completely confidential. My GP practice has GPs which all have different special interests for example one has adolescent mental health. If your GP surgery also has that, try to book an appointment with a GP which has special interests more related to mental health.
    Mind charity also offers advice and support on their helpline or via email. If you need someone to talk to and aren't ready to seek help yet via a healthcare professional, they would be really good to talk to. In addition, samaratins also do this (116 123, or you can email [email protected]), the phone line is a free number too which is helpful. SANEline are also really good (0300 304 7000).
    Do you have close friends or siblings you can talk to as well before speaking to your parents? Even if you do or don't I would really strongly Recommend you get in touch with these charities, all the callers are specially trained in mental health and will give you the proper advice and enable you to get a more positive perspective on things. The really important thing to realise is there's always someone there to talk to, you just need to reach it, which is difficult to do, but once you've done it, the burden will be off.
 
 
 
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