Eating Distress Website PageMore and more, we are seeing an increase in men and women, young and old, who become anxiously preoccupied with body image and weight control. This can have an alarmingly negative effect on a person’s functioning, quality of life and self-esteem. Subsequently sense of worth can relate proportionately to either how good or how bad the persons feels on a particular day. These problems can escalate and become even more complex and potentially threaten to harm the life of the person.

If you feel preoccupied with issues surrounding food, excessive dieting, fasting, exercising, calorie-counting, use of laxatives and purging, please read the below carefully and contact us on 01-8910026 for a confidential discussion.

What is Eating Distress Counselling & Psychotherapy?

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with psychological causes of food-related problems such as comfort eating, pre-occupation with weight, binge-eating, negative body image and eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and binge-eating disorder.

When you enter therapy you will meet with a senior therapist for assessment during which a medical and symptom history is taken.  You will be advised on suitable treatment options for you.

Eating distress counselling adopts cognitive behavioural therapy techniques such as goal setting, food diaries and thought monitoring to enable you to gain a greater sense of control over your eating patterns. Where appropriate you will work with your therapist to address the underlying causes of the issue.

Insight Matters works individually and collaboratively with other professionals and treatment centres in the city.

Issues for Eating Distress Counselling

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating
  • Poor body image and Low Mood
  • Calorie Counting
  • Severe Dieting
  • Over-Eating
  • Vomiting/Use of Laxatives
  • Over-exercise
  • Weight Obsession

What are the Benefits of Eating Distress Counselling?

  • Speak with a trained professional who understands your distress and can advise on treatment options.
  • Understand what you are experiencing and why your thoughts are pre-occupied with food in this way.
  • Examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviours more closely and identify anxiety provoking triggers.
  • Develop coping strategies to replace compensatory behaviours such as fasting, vomiting, taking laxatives and over-exercise.
  • Develop healthier eating habits, and improve self-Image and psychological strength.Gain greater self-understanding and insight, thereby increasing sense of self-worth and self-esteem.


Call us now on 01-891 0703 or email for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.