Food For Thought Eating Disorders Counselling - Lynn Moore BA(Hons), MBACP(Reg.)
Hello, I offer a confidential, empathic, professional and friendly Eating Disorder Counselling Service in Scarborough, North Yorkshire which helps adults 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, obesity, 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 and positive beloefs 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. Working together, CBT will help you to develop new strategies to facilitate you to make wiser choices and not to use food when emotions are negative or things get tough. Eating disorders are never about eating and food - they are about the thoughts and 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. Addressing these will facilitate change to happen as we will be able to identify together more helpful coping strategies. 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. Unhelpful thinking patterns will be addressed, enabling you to experience things more positively and, in turn, change your behaviour and actions.
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, over-eating or 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
Often people also are experiencing other life problems related to stress, anxiety, general anxiety disorder, trauma, loss, low 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 Instant Video Messaging or Email 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, comfort eat or are obese - more groups to follow. Again, further details can be found on my website, through local advertising, via my Facebook Page or by contacting me. 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
- Weight Management Level 4 Certificate
- Registered Member 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 established my private counselling practice in Scarborough Town Centre.
- Enhanced DBS check.
- Fully insured.
- Working to BACP Ethical guidelines.
- Ongoing CPD so my knowledge is up to date and you are receiving the best service.
- An ethical CBT private practice focussing on eating disorders in North Yorkshire.
Unlimited sessions available via the following:
- Face-to-Face at my office
- Instant Video Messaging
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dieting / Weight Loss / Weight Management / Motivation.
Instant video messaging / telephone / online / group and face-to-face one-to-one counselling sessions available for everyone aged 18 and over.
Face-to-face one-to-one counselling sessions available for those aged 16+ (parental consent will need to be obtained before sessions can commence with proof of age).
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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FACE-TO-FACE ONE-TO-ONE COUNSELLING SESSIONS:
Your first 30 minute introductory session - Free
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) - £35
Concessions for unemployed people - £25
INSTANT VIDEO MESSAGING / TELEPHONE / EMAIL COUNSELLING SESSIONS:
Your first 30 minute introductory session - Free
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) - £30
Concessions for unemployed people - £20
GROUP COUNSELLING SESSIONS (50 minutes):
Various prices and concessions - please see advertising or enquire.
- An Easter survival plan for eating disorder sufferers
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For appointments please telephone, text or email me.
Thank you - I look forward to helping you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Free secure office car park for client use. 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.
09.30 - 20.00 Monday to Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|