Are you influenced by an ‘ideal’ body type or comparing yourself to others based on appearance?
Is the image of your body affecting your relationships or sexual wellbeing?
Are you wanting to change your body using surgery because of your constant dissatisfaction with it?
Does dieting or restrictive eating leading to preoccupation with thoughts about food?
Your body image is how you think and feel about your body and involves your thoughts, perceptions, imagination and emotions - it does not necessarily reflect what you see in the mirror or what other people see. Poor body image or body dissatisfaction can also result from comparing your body with what society and the media tell you is the ideal body size and shape – taking this to the extreme can lead to several dangerous disorders.
There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for dealing with body image.
There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you to improve your ability to cope and manage these problems. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.