If you have found your way here you may already have lots of knowledge about body image concerns. By now you may also have a diagnosis and have been in therapy. Body image concerns hurt beyond words and the individual experiencing this is regrettably, frequently misunderstood.
We hope that our blog will bring hope and open up some new ideas for you and if you like what you read, you may be interested in the unique therapy we offer. We are a family who has been through this particular situation and who have trained as counsellors and psychotherapists so that we can help others who are stuck as we once were.
Because we have lived it,survived and recovered, we believe that we understand the personal experience.
We feel that some of the expectations of conventional therapy, where the therapist herself likely has no personal experience of living with a compulsion are unworkable. We feel that it’s time to banish shame, blame and anything that undermines the process of healing by simply demanding that one stops the behaviours. If only it were that easy!
For us there were all kinds of issues which complicated matters, every family has them and often they are blind spots that may take years to discover and come to terms with. But when you do, things can change dramatically. Yes there really is hope.
We will be saying so much more over the days and weeks to come, including going back to tell our story.
Alongside this we’ll offer some helpful ideas (we hope they’ll be helpful to you too).
We warmly invite you to join us…