However, it is these first steps that are often the hardest. To understand why many people do not seek help early, we spoke to psychotherapist and eating disorder specialist, Charlotte McLaughlin. Charlotte supports people to recover from eating disorders and transform their relationship with food and their bodies in her London clinics and over skype.
Why do people with eating disorders struggle to seek help early?
It evokes sadness and frustration in me when I see the statistics and how many people suffering from eating disorders are not seeking help.
In my practice, it is quite rare for me to come across people who have recently developed issues with eating. More commonly, they have been struggling with this illness for years; destructive and unhealthy patterns becoming entrenched, hardwired, and wreaking havoc in their lives. They come to my clinic feeling out of...