Mirror Mirror On The Wall…

Do you have body dysmorphic disorder, also known as BDD? If you have a negative body image, this can impact your life and your overall wellness. Therapy can help you regain control and change the way you think and feel — in a healthy way.

The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy are ready to assist you

Our counsellors are trained and skilled in many areas and with our help, you can transform your negative body image patterns into a healthy relationship with yourself and your body. We can work with you at the clinic in Bentleigh or you can get assistance through online counselling from home with internet-based Skype. Above and beyond counselling, we can recommend using downloadable BDD hypnotherapy recordings to help you in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Whichever way you decide to get help, taking that first step is the most important. While getting help may seem like a difficult step, you’ve already taken a big step in the right direction by looking for information.

Stop body dysmorphic disorder from controlling your thoughts and impacting your emotional health!

Call us on (03) 9557 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.We can work together to address core issues and aim to overcome the pain of BDD!

Common symptoms of BDD or distorted body image include: comparing yourself to others (often in a negative way), preoccupation with a perceived physical imperfection (such as weight, skin and facial characteristics) or a behavioural trait. Some people also struggle with anxiety or eating disorders and may be hampered by depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, social isolation, and self-loathing. The result could be that you are afraid to socialise, and live with constant paranoid feelings about being judged or mocked, which can culminate in sinking into what feels like an abyss of depression. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

For those who have body dysmorphic disorder, even making drastic appearance changes involving measures such as plastic surgery, substantial weight loss, or another physical change doesn’t typically help ameliorate the precipitating or maintaining factors for very long (if at all). To overcome the disorder by addressing the psychological causes permanently, a realistic commitment is generally required.

How long will BDD treatment take?

Treatment can take a while, but no two people (and therefore no two treatment methods) are alike. Whether you need three or three hundred treatments, it’s important to get the help you need. Our counsellors tailor your treatments to your situation and to your progress. We may include one or a combination of mindfulness therapy, dream work, NLP, Hypnotherapy and other such methods in an effort to discover the best method for you to help you discover lasting inner peace and true joy in life. Some people listen to self hypnosis recordings in between sessions, such as the Overcome BDD self hypnosis MP3 download.

How is Bayside Psychotherapy’s treatment different?

Treatment at Bayside Psychotherapy caters to the individual needs of the patient. Our methods are tailored to you and are derived from our extensive history with many patients and are based on several treatment options.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our online form. Set up a meeting with a psychotherapist via Skype, Zoom or Doxy and we can meet at a mutually beneficial time. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatment

Disclaimer: this information is informative only and shouldn’t be used to diagnose or treat any ailment, disease, or anything else. If you are in crisis, please call lifeline on 13 11 14, or contact emergency by dialing 000 within Australia.

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