Having a child or other family member with an eating disorder or addiction can be one of the most traumatic and difficult challenges you’ll ever face. You feel powerless against what seems like an insurmountable problem, particularly if your child or loved one is in denial. It’s a huge burden to shoulder on your own. Your days become consumed by a roller coaster of emotions, from hope to despair and back again, while she or he remains locked in a seemingly incurable mindset.
The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Treating the often complex issues behind anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and drug, alcohol and sex dependencies can take time and patience, but perseverance usually wins out in the end. And in addition to professional client therapy eating disorders, one of the most positive steps you as a carer can take, both for your own and your loved one’s sake, is to enlist expert family support.
Parent and family support is usually vital to the recovery of an anorexia sufferer or addict. And since the process is rarely swift, professional support for you as a carer is highly beneficial in helping you to continue to effectively soldier on.
Having been through the eating disorder journey myself I understand completely what your child, partner or sibling is going through. And as a highly experienced a psychologist and psychotherapist I can give you insight into the underlying issues involved, and provide practical, expert advice on how to help someone with an eating disorder.No matter what stage your loved one is along the path to recovery.
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Having a child or other family memberwith an eating disorder oraddiction can be one of the mosttraumatic anddifficult challengesyou’ll everface.You feelpowerlessagainst whatseems likean insurmountable problem,particularly if your child orloved oneis in denial.It’s a hugeburdento shoulder on your own. Your daysbecome consumed byaroller coaster of emotions, from hope to despair and back again,while she or heremainslocked in aseemingly incurablemindset.
The good news is that thereislight at the end of the tunnel.Treating theoften complexissues behindanorexia, bulimia, binge eating and drug, alcohol andsex dependenciescan take timeand patience,butperseveranceusually wins out in the end.And in addition toprofessionalclient therapy<link to eating disorders page>,one of the most positive steps youas a carercan take, both for yourown and yourloved one’s sake, is toenlist expertfamily support.
Ican help you to understand, manage andsurvive your loved one’s body image disorderor addiction
Parent and familysupport isusually vitalto the recoveryof ananorexia sufferer or addict. Andsince the process is rarelyswift,professionalsupport for you as a carerishighly beneficialin helpingyou to continue to effectively soldier on.
Havingbeen through theeating disorderjourneymyself I understand completely what your child, partner or sibling is goingthrough. And asahighly experiencedapsychologist andpsychotherapistI can give you insight intothe underlying issuesinvolved, andprovidepractical, expert advice onhow to help someone with an eating disorder.No matter what stage your loved one is along thepathto recovery, atSydney Recovery Counselling wecanhelp youwith:
Understandingthetrueoriginsand complexities ofeating disordersanorexiaand addiction
Thedo’s and don’ts of managingand communicating withyourchild or family member
Nurturing and shoring up your relationships
And,very importantly, looking after your own mental and physical health. How doesour eating disorder support work?
Addiction support for families and partners
I also provide expert support forparents and partners ofthose withdrug, alcohol<link topage>andsex and love addictions<link topage>.Along with helping you to understand, cope with and manage your loved one’s disorder,I show you how to setboundaries– a vital step in supporting addiction recovery.
If your partner is alcohol or drug addicted Ialwaysrecommendthat you seekindividual assistance and treatment<link toaddictionspage>, in addition toyourtherapy as a couple.With my extensive professional experience in this areaIcan offer youeffective,non-judgmentalcounsellingand aholistic approach,to help youbeatthe viciouscycleofsubstanceabuseonce and for all.
Get in touch with Sydney Recovery Counselling
If you’ve got any questions, or wouldlikechat aboutaddictionoreating disordersupportforyouor a family member,don’t hesitate to callmetoday on 0403 683 520.
At Sydney Recovery Counselling I believe in working closely with your family, so I encourage you to become involved in our designated therapy sessions. I never want your teenager to feel as though he or she is being excluded from treatment discussions, or talked about behind closed doors. I facilitate conversations in which both you and your child are present, so that we can all work together towards lasting success.
I also provide expert support for parents and partners of those with drug & alcohol and sex & love addictions. Along with helping you to understand, cope with and manage your loved one’s disorder, I show you how to set boundaries – a vital step in supporting addiction recovery.
If your partner is alcohol or drug addicted I always recommend that you seek individual assistance and treatment , in addition to your therapy as a couple. With my extensive professional experience in this area I can offer you effective, non-judgmental counselling and a holistic approach, to help you beat the vicious cycle of substance abuse once and for all.
If you’ve got any questions, or would like chat about addiction or eating disorder support for you
or a family member, don’t hesitate to call me today on 0403 683 520.