Eating disorders are extremely complex and deeply affect the quality of life and well-being of children, adolescents and their families.
While the major eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, being overweight or obese during childhood and adolescence is also a growing problem that involves a wide range of negative physical and psychosocial problems that span the life course.
At Young Minds we are always reviewing the psychology of eating disorders and weight management so we know that diet and exercise are only part of the story.
Hence, our psychologists are trained to use a combination of CBT and other therapeutic techniques to help replace unhealthy eating and activity with healthier lifestyle choices and natural body acceptance.
Our in-house dietitian will often work closely with our clients and their families so that they receive adequate nutritional advice to support change, build self-confidence and help them maintain their goals.
YoungMinds fully accredited Dietitian, Cathy Lowe, is an expert in food and nutrition. Cathy is able to provide guidance about how to appropriately manage diets and nutrition for people who may be affected by health conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases and food allergies. Make an appointment with one of our friendly Client Relations Officers today.