Coping with Bulimia on your own is a lonely and isolating feeling. I have had clients over the years that after 20 years of binging and purging on a daily basis that they present for help and fully recover. Throughout these 20 years they have never shared this secret with anyone. They have felt shame and disgust on a daily basis and have “performed” as they have described it for their loved ones in an attempt to protect them from feeling disappointed or having them worry. There is help out there, you do not have to suffer like this in silence anymore. At the Goldsmith Clinic we are very skilled in helping people understand their symptoms and move to a place where they can begin to show compassion for themselves in life. Recovery is possible. People do get better and go on to live their lives as they used to day dream about. Get in touch with us today to take the first step in getting control back of your feelings and your life.
I recently had a lady that I had worked with many years ago contact me. My initial thought was that she was looking to re-engage with me for therapy. How delighted I was to hear that she actually called to tell me how well she was doing. When I met this woman she was in her late 20s and had been suffering from Anorexia Nervosa with extreme OCD traits for about 15 years.
She began the conversation by “Im not sure if you remember me I was the bane of your life for a few months several years ago”. I knew the name immediately and disagreed with the bane of my life comment. In all honesty though this woman probably was one of the most resistant clients I had ever worked with, and her insight and motivation for change was so limited at the time. I felt so much joy to hear that she was in a recovery now for the last five years, and that she had two beautiful children and a third on the way. She was happily married and was in a professional career. She wanted to touch base to thank me for my help when we worked together.
I was so touched for the call and absolutely delighted for her that she had never given up and that she beat her eating disorder and took back her life. It really left me feeling
“Recovery is possible no matter how long you have been ill, or indeed how severe your symptoms are, however a helping hand can be an important step on the journey”.