Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Not all pain is physical

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At Physiofusion, we’re aware that not all pain is physical.

Together, we CAN and we WILL beat eating disorders. Recovery is possible, and a person’s chance of making a full and sustained recovery is greater if they can quickly get into treatment that will address the thoughts and feelings that cause the eating disorder. This is why pushing for early access to treatment, both when someone first develops an eating disorder and in the case of relapse, is key.

In a recent survey by ‘Beat’ – the UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders – they asked almost 1,700 people about experiences of going to GPs for an eating disorder and found that the results were very mixed, showing that getting help from the GP is a lottery.

What does this mean?

In no way does this mean that speaking to your GP isn’t helpful. What it shows is that sharing the same illness as others doesn’t necessarily mean we will deal with it in the exact same way. Therefore, speaking to the right person/people is a very important and sensitive decision.

Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they’re thinking or feeling, as well as anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve. People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to their other half, friends or family about such personal issues – or they may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint.

Counselling can help you to understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your journey. The more information you have, the easier it becomes to work your way through any difficulties you are facing, so that eventually, you can come out the other side feeling more positive.  It can also help you understand other people’s points of view better, which can shed light onto the way you interpret situations and the behaviour of others.

We have experienced counsellors that are trained to a degree level and qualified to offer support in multiple therapy categories.

So often, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, affecting relationships and the way people see each other. Counselling works with this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.  It allows you to build a trustworthy relationship with a therapist, therefore, sensitivity and empathetic understanding from all of our counsellors ensures comfort and openness.  Their therapeutic relationship encourages you to explore issues, emotions and situations in your own time and at your own pace.

If you are unsure whether or not you need to speak to a counsellor, why not try our FREEask an expert’ service online and speak directly to one of our therapists. They will be able to offer you their professional advice and guidance where you can then make a decision.

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