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Evolving Minds Counselling
High-Quality Treatment for Eating Disorders

Evolving Minds Counselling recognises the importance of high-quality treatment for eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa. Our clinicians are trained in evidence-based therapies and hold relevant qualifications. We are also credentialed with ANZAED and NEDC.

Our Comprehensive Approach

We offer early intervention for those showing signs of Anorexia Nervosa or those already diagnosed. Recognising and addressing the symptoms early can significantly improve the chances of recovery. We also provide essential support to family members and caregivers, helping navigate the challenges of supporting a loved one with Anorexia Nervosa.

Specialised Training

Our team has undergone extensive training in the most effective treatments, including:

  • CBT-E

  • DBT-E

  • MANTRA

  • Maudsley Family-Based Therapy (FBT)

  • Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders

  • RO DBT

These therapies are designed to address the unique needs of those with eating disorders.

Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious mental illness that affects both males and females and can be life-threatening. The good news is with early intervention and proper treatment, individuals can recover from eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa. The sooner an eating disorder is addressed and treated, the higher the chance of a successful recovery.

​Several myths exist around Anorexia Nervosa that are unhelpful. 

 

Common Myths Debunked

  • No-one chooses Anorexia Nervosa

  • Dieting is a predictor for the development of an eating disorder

  • Cultural factors such as the glorification of thinness has a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and body image

  • A person's personality and traits can make them more susceptible to disordered eating

  • Excessive exercise can be seen as a pre-cursor

  • Most people go to great lengths to hide their eating disorder behaviour

  • There is no evidence that proves a link between family dysfunction and the onset of eating disorders like, Anorexia Nervosa

Accurate Identification and Effective Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

The presentation of Anorexia Nervosa can vary from person to person however, according to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa requires meeting the following criteria:

  • Persistent Restriction of Energy Intake: Leading to significantly low body weight.

  • Intense Fear of Gaining Weight: Or persistent behaviour that interferes with weight gain.

  • Disturbance in Body Image: A distorted perception of one’s body weight or shape.

  • Lack of Recognition: Persistent lack of acknowledgment of the seriousness of the current low body weight.

These criteria help accurately diagnose and treat Anorexia Nervosa, ensuring appropriate care and support are provided for recovery.

Signs to Watch For

​Anorexia Nervosa should be considered if a person displays:

  • a preoccupation with weight;

  • change in a person's tolerance to food or preoccupation with food;

  • unexplained tiredness;

  • signs of depression and/or anxiety;

  • decrease in concentration;

  • perfectionistic traits;

  • distorted body image;

  • change in menstruation;

  • self-harm;

  • suicidal ideation.

Take Action Today

If you would like to make an appointment with Evolving Minds Counselling, call us on 02 8519 4197.  Alternatively, you can complete our online booking form below and one of our team will be in touch.

 

Early intervention can make a significant difference, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

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