Eating Disorder

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My name is Dr Lark Peart, and I am a Clinical Psychologist working with patients with disordered eating.  To learn more about me, please click on the ‘Therapists’ menu above.

Treatment of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex and develop from a range of risk factors including environmental triggers, genetic vulnerabilities, gender, personal temperament, and socio-cultural influences.  Each person is an individual, and brings a range of skills and strengths to therapy which we can utilize to reach their treatment goals.  For every patient, a tailored and collaborative treatment plan is developed to help them get the most out of their sessions.  We understand that every patient is different, and we always take preferences and needs into account when deciding on psychological treatment options.

Psychological considerations

We see a range of eating disorders, including

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Co-occurring Disorders

Eating disorders often co-occur with other psychological disorders.  It is common for anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, and trauma and stress disorders to also require treatment.  During our sessions, we attempt to understand and treat the underlying cause of the eating disorder, while acknowledging that managing eating behaviors also makes up an important part of therapy. 

High Quality Treatment

High quality treatment must address the interactions between the psychological, nutritional, and physical aspects of the eating disorder.  Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, it is important that treatment be evidence based, individualised, and often integrated between psychologists, dieticians, and General Practitioners.

Medical Supervision

Some eating disorders can be life threatening.  Your health is of the utmost importance to us.  Therefore, it is sometimes important that patients are medically supervised while engaging in psychological therapy for eating disorders.

Contact

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss treatment options please feel free to get in touch with me.  You can use the contact form on this page if you like.

I look forward to working with you.