Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Qualicum Beach, BC.

Experienced counsellors in Qualicum Beach, BC for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9N 1S4 - Nearby to Qualicum Beach.

Eating disorders are common these days and there are various types such as Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge-eating, and obesity. The good news is that there are effective treatment approaches such cognitive behavioural therapy that can help. Other types of treatment methods may also be helpful depending on the client and what they are interested in. Benefits to the client are wide ranging and include enhanced physical well-being, more ease with social and interpersonal issues, greater abilities to regulate emotions, and increased self-esteem.

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I am flexible in approach with Eating Disorders, starting with what has worked or is working with you already. I offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a new approach that will help you to target the thoughts and feelings that cause the problem behaviours in a whole new way. I will give you new skills for handling difficult thoughts and feelings that cause you to binge, purge, or over/under eat. I have formal training in the ACT model which is an evidence based treatment for EDs. Contact me to discuss further.

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

EMDR therapy can be a useful tool in treating eating disorders by addressing the underlying emotional issues that may contribute to disordered eating behaviors. Trauma, negative self-image, and other emotional factors can contribute to the development of eating disorders. EMDR therapy works to reprocess these negative emotions and beliefs, helping individuals develop a more positive self-image and reduce the urge to engage in disordered eating behaviors. EMDR can also be used to address triggers that may lead to binging or purging, and to develop healthier coping mechanisms. By addressing the emotional factors that contribute to eating disorder, EMDR can be an effective tool in recovery.

Andrew Coupar, RPCc
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Andrew Coupar, RPCc

Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate

In V9Y 5L6 - Nearby to Qualicum Beach.

We are what we eat. Simple, and seemingly straightforward. For many of us, this is a no brainer. However, for some it is akin to climbing Mount Everest and playing the bagpipes along the way. Our intake or absence of it is tied to our self-confidence, our emotional, cognitive or behavioral approach to fitting in at school, body positivity or control, or a way to demonstrate an aggression towards a perceived threat or attack on how we want to be or should be allowed to exist. Regardless, eating disorders can be a life threatening challenge and should be taken extremely seriously. There are many ways, and techniques, skills and approaches that can be employed to help.

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Our relationships with our bodies are greatly impacted in a society that places more value on a specific body shape and appearance. The social pressure to confirm to this ideal are at the root of eating disorders. However, we locate the problem within the individual. Through counselling we can examine the individual experience of your experience and the loved ones who are also affected. We will also explore the role of social context and social pressure. One of the goals of therapy will be to strengthen other narratives of the individual. For example, that the identify of an "eating disorder" is not the individual only identity.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

While most eating disorder issues are treated by cognitive behavioral methodologies or specialized outpatient/inpatient programs, Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, PhD provide relief first and foremost for the brain of one suffering from an eating disorder----without giving them medication. We believe that the neural circuitries responsible for the compulsive behaviors with eating are not necessarily only a neurotransmitter issue but of overused neural networks that affect the harmonization, balance, and decisions of the whole brain. Contact kevin@kevinfleminphd.com or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In V9R 7C5 - Nearby to Qualicum Beach.

Eating Disorders can impact someone as negatively as any type of serious addiction. However, unlike addiction treatment plans, food must continue to play a role in your life. My basic goal is to stop further development of any eating problem you may have, and assist you in returning to a healthy lifestyle. The most successful focus is on harm reduction as an overall principle in addressing eating disorders, with the end goal of moving towards complete recovery. I also typically want to establish effective coping skills to reduce the possibility of relapse and sustain the progress you make in therapy.

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9R 5H3 - Nearby to Qualicum Beach.

Eating disorders are treated with a family based treatment approach, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and/or cognitive behaviour therapy. Eating disorders can affect the whole family and so it is important that family therapy be a part of the treatment plan. At Island Clinical Counselling we also take a holistic approach to treatment and involve a team of practitioners as required.

Steve Rose, PhD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I help clients overcome addictive relationships with food. Like all addictions, the behavior is the tip of the iceberg, used to cope with underlying thoughts and emotions. Through collaborative conversations, clients gain insight into underlying concerns, gaining coping skills to more effectively navigate these issues. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), helping clients achieve a sense of freedom and control over their lives, leading to long-term change.


You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in Qualicum Beach, BC.

Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists in Qualicum Beach who specialize and have experience treating food issues such as anorexia, over eating, food aversions, orthorexia nervosa and bulimia.  Food issues affect anyone, both children and adults and can impede our relationships and daily life. Counselling for help with food and eating is a vital component of healthy recovery and restoration. Find the right counselor for eating and food issues in Qualicum Beach right now and begin your new life.

Qualicum Beach is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 17.98 square kilometers.  The population of Qualicum Beach is 8,943 people with 4,303 households . The population ranking for Qualicum Beach is #449 nationally and #63 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 497.40 people per sq km. Qualicum Beach therapists serve postal code: V9K.