Has food replaced joy in your life? Do you need help with emotional eating? Are you tired of turning to food every time you are upset, angry, stressed or of using food to reward yourself? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, help is available.

The trained counsellors at Bayside Psychotherapy are trained to help you curb your emotional eating. Food can be an addiction, and it can be hard to re-establish healthy eating patterns — based on real physiological hunger rather than psychological hunger and distress. The therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can meet you at our Highett clinic or you book a secure online counselling session. We also recommend downloadable hypnosis recordings you can use in the comfort and privacy of your home.

While traditional and evidence-based methods like CBT are commonly used to treat comfort eating, there have been concerns regarding long term efficacy following such methods. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, on the other hand, aims to address the underlying conflicts and ambivalence driving the eating cycles.

Don’t let another day go by! There’s no real comfort in emotional eating!

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.

We can work together to help you break the perceived connection of food and happiness. Get help today.

Those who engage in emotional eating can become overweight or obese and find themselves unable to control the amount of food they consume. After eating, your body releases a plethora of chemicals that enhance your mood. But turning to food every time you want a ‘lift’ results in overeating that can cause digestive problems, obesity, poor body image, guilt or shame, fatigue, deceitfulness and other associated problems.

But the good news is that you don’t have to live this way. Treatment can help you find other ways to address troubling emotional patterns.

How long will treatment take?

Treatment for food-related problems can take a few sessions or many more. Many people start to see results early, but most benefit from longer term therapy. Your treatment plan may include one or a combination of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation exercises, Dream work, NLP, Hypnotherapy and other processes. Our aim is to find out what’s likely to work best to help you stop comfort overeating so that you can discover real happiness that doesn’t depend on ‘treats’.

How does Bayside Psychotherapy approach treatment?

At Bayside Psychotherapy, we cater to the individual needs of the patient. Our methods and broad training give us a range of techniques to find the treatment options to best suit your needs. If after a few sessions, the treatment method isn’t working, your therapist will adjust it. While eating disorder treatment success depends heavily on the patient’s willingness to engage and persist, finding the right counsellor and the right approach is also very important. We believe our methods, our track record, and our flexible style are a winning combination for many people. To compliment therapy, consider listening to a self-hypnosis recording between sessions, such as the comfort eating treatment mp3.


Stop Comfort Eating

You can set up an online meeting so we can get to know you before designing a course of treatment for you. Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or enquire using our contact form.

If you’re ready to commence comfort eating therapy online, you can book immediately.

Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we will rely upon your commitment and collaboration to the treatment process in an endeavour to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.

Time to start therapy?

Email Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call us

03 9557 9113

Reception phone hours

8:30am – 5:30am
Monday – Friday

(closed on public holidays)

Choose your own date and time for an online session

Therapist Hours

  • Monday 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm