Binge Eating Disorder

Flower in Hand

Binge Eating Disorder Does not Discriminate

Binge Eating Disorder occurs in people of all ages, genders, cultures and socioeconomic groups.  It involves people eating large amounts of food and feeling they are unable to stop or control how much they eat.  Normally these episodes take place in a two hour period.

There are a range of eating habits and psychological factors, that help define a person with binge eating disorder, which include:

  • eating when not hungry;

  • eating quickly;

  • eating to the point of feeling uncomfortable;

  • feeling of shame around binging episodes;

  • self loathing;

  • using food as a way to cope with stress, anxiety and/or boredom;

  • feeling out of control during binge episodes;

  • withdrawal or secretively eating.



Binge Eating Disorder should be considered if a person displays:

  • signs of depression and/or anxiety;

  • preoccupation with food;

  • self-loathing;

  • secrecy around food, including hoarding of food;

  • self-harm or suicidal ideation.

Evolving Minds Counselling use a range of evidence based therapies to overcome unhelpful thinking patterns about weight and body image, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance and Committment Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

If you would like to know more or wish to book an appointment with one of our child psychologist, adult psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist at Evolving Minds Counselling, you can do so by calling (02) 8519 4197 or by clicking on the button below to access our online booking form.  We are also NDIS Providers.