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 using food to reward yourself? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, you can get help — either from seeking counselling in Melbourne or via online counselling. If you want help with how you feel about and manage food, you have come to the right place.

The trained counsellors at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you stop emotional eating for good. Food can be an addiction and counselling can help. you re-establish healthy eating patterns based on real physiological hunger rather than psychological hunger and distress. You can work with the therapists in Bentleigh at the Bayside clinic or you can do counselling online from home with internet chat tools that allow a private and secure conversation. We also recommend downloadable hypnosis recordings to help you benefit from NLP and hypnosis in the comfort and privacy of your home.

While traditional and evidence based methods like CBT are generally sought, there have been concerns regarding long term efficacy following such methods. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, on the other hand aims to address the underlying conflicts, ambivalence and uniqueness associated with the eating cycle presented.

Don’t let another day go by! Food should not be used to comfort you. 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 and you can 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 be happy or deal with troubling emotional patterns.

How long will treatment take?

Treatment for food-related problems can take a few sessions or many more. Most people start to see results early and continue. We may include one or a combination of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation exercises, Dream work, NLP, Hypnotherapy and other processes – the point is to find out what is best for you to stop comfort overeating so you can discover real happiness that doesn’t depend on ‘treats’.

How is Bayside Psychotherapy’s treatment different?

Not all counselling is equal. When you seek treatment, you want a custom approach that suits your needs and your personality. At Bayside Psychotherapy, we cater to the individual needs of the patient. Our methods and our training allow us to work with you to find the treatment options that will best suit your needs. If the treatment method isn’t working, your therapist will adjust it. If you’re not progressing well, your therapist will try to find a way to help accelerate treatment for you. While eating disorder treatment success largely depends on the patient’s willingness to get well, the right counsellor and the right approach makes a measurable difference and we believe our methods, our track record, and our style demonstrate that we can help you reach your goals. To compliment therapy consider a hypnosis MP3 between sessions, such as the Comfort eating treatment mp3 download.


Stop Comfort Eating

Set up an online meeting so we can get to know you and come up with a treatment method that will help you stop comfort eating. We also recommend the recording: Control Comfort Eating which you can download now to help you stop emotional eating. Set up your appointment by calling (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.

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