Food For Thought Eating Disorders Counselling - Lynn Moore BA(Hons), MBACP(Reg.)
Scarborough Business Centre
Hello, I offer a confidential, empathic, professional and friendly Eating Disorder Counselling Service in Scarborough, North Yorkshire which helps both adults and children (from age 11 upwards) who are experiencing a range of eating disorders; namely, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder; as well as all other food related problems, eating problems, dieting issues, weight or size issues, body shape anxieties and food/eating phobias.
I also offer help with other general debilitating life problems which can affect every day living and may or may not form part of an eating disorder - such as anxiety, general anxiety disorder, grief, stress, self harm, anger management, insomnia, panic attacks, depression, family issues and relationship problems, to name but a few. Please see the full list below.
Outline of My Service
Helping you to break free from your eating disorder and issues around food and weight management. Everyone needs to eat, and I am here to support you to eat sensibly, regularly and healthily and break that cycle of addiction and adverse eating habits. A healthy mind is the key to a healthy approach to eating, food and life. I will help you by motivating, empowering and facilitating you to turn negative experiences and negative thought patterns into positive energy by seeing them as learning experiences and stepping stones on a journey, rather than setbacks. My Cognitive Behavioural techniques will address your negative thought patterns which lead or contribute to emotional disturbance and, in turn, then contribute to disordered eating and other adverse behaviours. Eating disorders are never about eating and food - they are about the emotional turmoil behind the actions.
What you can expect in your first introductory session
Your first session will be a 30 minute appointment where we can get to know each other. It will provide you with a private, informal, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space to discuss an outline of your problem(s). It will also give you the opportunity to find out what counselling is, what counselling involves and if you feel it will be helpful to you.
How can counselling help?
I will help you to obtain an all round more positive approach to life in general, by exploring the personal or psychological problems which typically underly issues. Working together will offer you new techniques which can be learnt and used when required and together we will identify and address unhelpful triggers which may be keeping your difficulties going. Working on these will enable change to happen. In addition, I will help you to boost your self-esteem, develop your inner strength and ultimately motivate and guide you to a better life, in which you reach your true potential.
Help with eating and food
I look forward to helping and supporting you to develop a healthy relationship with food, as often behaviour around food can be akin to an addiction; and that addiction needs to be faced at every mealtime, which makes eating issues particularly distressing. If you feel that you are trapped in a vicious circle with food, that you are skipping meals, or that you are constantly comfort eating/bingeing, then I can help you on the road to recovery. Learn how to view your body as the amazing machine that it is, and start using that body to live and enjoy life to the full.
Help with life's general problems
Whether your problems are related to stress, anxiety, trauma, confidence, low self-esteem, depression or family orientated issues, to name but a few, I will help you to explore these and together we will look at strategies that you can use every day to help eliminate your issues or distress.
Summary of my service
Helping and empowering you to branch out into a better, happier and more meaningful life.
Make the most of every day, and with my support, facilitate the real you to shine through again. Life is too short to be pre-occupied with food issues; or any other debilitating problems.
Also offering ...
I regularly integrate Person Centred counselling into my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) integrative practice in order to facilitate deeper empathic understanding and listening skills.
I often incorporate the use of Mindfulness techniques for relaxation purposes, for boosting self-esteem and for an uplifting sense of wellbeing. Learn how to meditate, if you wish, and appreciate every moment. Start 'being' present rather than rushing around in 'doing' mode so that important life experiences are no longer overlooked and each step of life's journey is experienced fully.
Now offering Skype sessions for those aged 18+, please contact me for further details or visit my Food For Thought website.
Group therapy sessions are available too, initially for those who binge, overeat or comfort eat - more groups to follow. Again, further details can be found on the 'Coming Soon' page of my Food For Thought website. Group counselling allows you to meet others who have similiar issues to yourself and to hear about their experiences - a problem shared is a problem halved and learning from others can be invaluable. If you have any suggestions for support group themes/topics that you would wish to see, then please feel free to email me your thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with the following qualifications:
- BA (Hons) in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in The Theory & Practice of Counselling
- University Foundation Award in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Working with Children and Adolescents
- Safeguarding Children Level 2 Intermediate
- NCFE Level 2 in Understanding Nutrition and Health
- Registered MBACP.
My counselling training involved 4 years of extensive and intensive University Degree training. Part of this training led to me undertaking two counselling placements; one within a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Service; and the other within the Probation Service. Both of these services offered me opportunities to work with and experience a large variety of issues and problems from multiple clients. During this work, I discovered that working with anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem, motivation, self harm, emotional issues and eating disorders to be of particular interest; this interest being driven from both close-hand personal experiences as well as the professional experiences.
In addition, I have experience of providing both one-to-one personal therapy, as well as group therapy; which was one of the advantages of undertaking two separate placements, rather than just one.
I have my established private practice in Scarborough town centre.
- Enhanced DBS check.
- Fully insured.
- Working to BACP Ethical guidelines.
- Ongoing CPD to ensure that my knowledge is up to date and you are receiving the best service.
- An ethical private practice specialising in eating disorders in North Yorkshire.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dieting / Weight Loss / Weight Management / Motivation.
Skype / telephone / online / group; and face-to-face counselling sessions available for everyone aged 18 and over. Face-to-face counselling for those aged 11+ (parental consent will be obtained before sessions commence).
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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FACE-TO-FACE COUNSELLING SESSIONS:
Your first 30 minute introductory session - £25
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) - £35
Concessions for unemployed people - £25 all sessions.
SKYPE / TELEPHONE / ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSIONS:
Your first 30 minute introductory session - £20
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) - £30
Concessions for unemployed people - £20 all sessions.
GROUP COUNSELLING SESSIONS:
£20 per person for a 1 hour session.
For appointments please telephone, text or email me.
Free car parking is available within my secure office car park.
Easy transport links as my office has the advantage of a town centre location. Five minutes walk from the nearest bus stop, ten minutes walk from the train station.
Thank you - I look forward to helping you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
09:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday. 10.00 - 12.00 Saturday. Evening appointments available. No waiting lists.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|