Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Registered Clinical Counsellor
#6 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , BC
At their essence, eating disorders are often about issues of shame and control. The goal of treatment for eating disorders is thus to help the client understand the feelings underlying the disordered behavior. It is common for those with disordered eating behaviors to feel that they lacked sufficient control at critical earlier times in their lives and or to feel a deep and pervasive sense of shame about their body and even their very being. Bringing these feelings into the light of day and understanding them both in their historic and present day contexts permits a person to gradually develop more adaptive, alternative habits and behaviors to deal with them than disordered eating.
Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling
Skype/Internet/Phone Support Worldwide, Worldwide Support, BC
People often come to us after having tried many forms of therapy, diets, perhaps residential treatment and/or some medication to try and manage the symptoms of their eating disorder. Many of our clients have been told that their eating disorder is something that they will have to manage, to some extent, for the rest of their life. That's just not true. The many clients we have worked with over the past 20+ years can attest to this. Eating disorders are simply coping strategies; you could see them as confused responses to stress. You'll learn quickly how to identify what's triggering you and you'll see yourself quickly feeling peaceful, confident and relating normally and happily to food.
Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666
Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)
453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9A 5S1
Eating Disorders can become all-consuming, and extremely disruptive of every day life. Most who suffer with eating disorders think about their relationship with food all day long, weigh themselves excessively, and do (sometimes irreparable) damage to their bodies and psyches. Dr Sloat helps you to find the underlying causes and thinking patterns that perpetuate your disorder so you can find a sustainable solution and implement it. Are you ready to reclaim yourself?
Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor
547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, BC V8V 1E2
If you are eating in an unhealthy way quite possibly you have sought medical advice. Counseling will support you by looking for the reasons why you use food and eating in unhealthy ways. i will ask you to tell your story in lots of detail. Maybe you will uncover self esteem issues or issues about control and power. We may talk about feminism and societal trends and advertising which encourage you to try to look like models or entertainers. We will try to strengthen your pride and acceptance of yourself so you do not seek approval using behaviours not respectful of you health and individuality. We will look at effective eating management strategies and self honoring lifestyle choices.
Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Registered Professional Counsellor
Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, BC V8N 1L6
I help women with eating disorders to understand and let go of the destructive eating patterns which are trying to fill the void caused by their emotional hunger. Most clients have already been through the rehab process, surgery, cognitive therapy and short term solutions and are looking for a way to satisfy their deeper hunger. The journey is not linear. It twists and turns through a process of self-discovery to the core of the heart they are trying to nourish. We work with early trauma issues, with boundaries, and with assertiveness techniques in a supportive and compassionate environment, to let go of the addiction to perfection, which is often the root of an eating disorder.
Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor
1921 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3E6
Eating disorders are a symptom of low self esteem. What is need is an ongoing psychotherapy to become aware of feelings and needs that have been repressed while attending to learning new ways of self care and replenishment. Help in providing a structure and contracts for change are also part of the treatment for eating disorders.
Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor
#1-1505 Fell St., Victoria, BC V8R 4V9
Whether it is counting calories in extreme, using laxatives, exercising excessively or purging food, I can help you stop the behavior and replace it with healthier behavior. The "cause" of an eating disorder is individual to each person but in therapy you will become clearer on this cause and learn the triggers in order to prevent relapse. The benefit of stopping the eating disordered behavior is a healthier body, less physical health risks, an increase in self-esteem and better body image.