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I offer a confidential, empathic, professional and friendly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Integrative based counselling service, either face-to-face within Scarborough town centre or via Skype, which helps both adults and children (from age 11) who are experiencing a range of eating disorders, food related problems, weight/size/body shape issues. I also provide support and help for a range of potentially debilitating problems, issues and anxieties which can affect every day living.
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. 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. In addition to eating problems, I also provide counselling help and support for general issues and problems which may be life debilitating and soul destroying either long or short term - problems such as low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, loss; to name but a few - further details can be found on the Services page.
What you can expect in your first introductory session
Your first session will be a 30 minute appointment where we will get to know each other. It will provide you with a private, informal, empathic and confidential space to discuss an outline of your problem(s) and to find out what counselling is 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 applied, as and when required. Food For Thought Eating Disorders Counselling Service will help you to boost your self-esteem, develop your inner strength and ultimately motivate and guide you to a better life ... a 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 I am fully aware that often behaviour around food can be akin to living with 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, are skipping meals, or that you are often 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
Offering immediate face-to-face confidential sessions or Skype confidential sessions to help and empower 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. NO WAITING LISTS.
Also offering ...
I regularly integrate Person Centred counselling into my 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.
I look forward to helping you.
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Lynn Moore, Counsellor, Food For Thought Eating Disorders Counselling Service, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Counsellor Lynn Moore
BA (Hons), MBACP (Reg.), FD