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Disordered Eating and Body Image

You can find below a selection of helpful resources.
Please note that whilst we hope that these resources are useful, the Counselling Service does not endorse the opinions expressed by other parties.


UCS LEAFLET

 

WEBSITES

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

B-eat

Body Gossip

Finding Melissa - A personal account of recovery

Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Seed Eating Disorders

The Body Positive


SUPPORT

Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service
Cambridge & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
CPFT Eating Disorder Service
Information about the local NHS services for adults with eating disorders.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Self Help Guides
Eating Disorders
Food for Thought

The Centre for Clinical Interventions Workbooks
Overcoming Disordered Eating Parts A & B
Building Body Acceptance

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - A-Z Leaflets

 

BOOKS

Disclaimer

The descriptions given are intended to provide a summary of the contents but should not be taken to imply that the Counselling Service endorses the opinions expressed.


The Time In Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope
Nancy Tucker, 2015

Nancy Tucker is a 20-year-old author and nanny. She suffered from both anorexia and bulimia nervosa throughout her teens, but is now on the road to recovery and has gained a place at Oxford to study Experimental Psychology in 2015.

 


Understanding Your Eating
Julia Buckroyd, Open University, 2011

Makes sense of how food and eating may be misused and become entangled with emotions.

 

 


Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia - How to Help
Marilyn Duker & Robert Slade, Open University Press, 2002

Considers the theories, the issue of control, and perspectives that enable a person to move towards a real sense of self.

 

 


Overcoming Bulimia & Binge-Eating: Self-Help Course
Peter J Cooper, Robinson, 2007

A three-part CBT self-help programme to help you overcome your Bulimia and binge-eating.

 

 

 


Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa
Chris Freeman, Robinson, 2012

A CBT self-help book describing techniques to bring this problem under control and help you to work towards eventually overcoming it altogether.

 

 


Overcoming Overeating
Hirschmann & Hunter, Ebury Press, 2010

The authors offer an alternative approach to dealing with chronic overeating, placing eating back into its natural place in life so that food becomes something to be enjoyed rather than feared.

 

 


The Invisible Man
John F Morgan, Routledge, 2008

A CBT self-help book with information and strategies for men with eating disorders.

 

 


Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Geneen Roth, Plume books, 2004

This book is clever, funny and helpful to anyone who considers food an issue. It is packed with information on your relationship to your body and why dieting doesn't work. Learn to rediscover yourself and your true needs and you won't ever need to diet again!


Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends, and Sufferers
Janet Treasure, Psychology Press, 2013

A knowledge base and step-by-step guide for anyone dealing with anorexia.