What are Eating Disorders?

Food and eating typically involve a range of complex emotions that go well beyond the physiology of sustenance and nutrition.

For many people, the relationship with food is fraught with such feelings as: pleasure, excitement, comfort, greed, guilt, discipline and deprivation. Eating is considered disordered when it manifests in a harmful attitude towards food that then leads to extreme eating habits and behaviour.

Disordered eating behaviours can be reflected in patterns of overeating and undereating, as well as in maladaptive emotions and reactions that may be associated with eating.

The most commonly known eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Binge Eating.

Obsessions about food and about weight and body image; extreme control of food and diet; extreme exercise; binge eating and purging are among the common factors that determine the presence of an eating disorder.

A person suffering from an eating disorder may find it difficult to seek help.but may respond the encouragement and support of trusted others who recognise there may be struggle.

At Nexus we have experienced, specialisedpsychologists who can help to provide a safe environment for addressing the sensitivities that surround eating disorders anf for effective counselling and treatment.

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Our counseling approach


We also understand that every client’s needs and preferences are unique. Nexus Psychologists are highly trained in a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and are able to draw from these to ensure that our clients receive the therapy that will be most beneficial to them.

We specialise in:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Problem Focused Solution Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation and Meditation
  • Exposure Based Therapy

Psychologists in Melbourne who specialise in eating disorders

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