A comprehensive guide to the different types of talking therapy available, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Counselling, Psycho-dynamic counselling and Psychotherapy. I also include links to therapist directories and a guide to choosing the right mental health professional for you.
Intentional weight loss is often a real struggle for women with PCOS and more often than not leads to feelings of frustration, guilt, shame and desperation, especially where fertility becomes a concern. It’s understandable that many women in this position will turn to drastic diets and risk developing disordered eating, poor body image and eating disorders as a result. These resources discuss how intuitive eating can work with PCOS.
Gaining weight is very normal for anyone who begins practising intuitive eating after a period of restrictive eating (whether through dieting or restrictive eating disorders). Here are my tips for how to address and cope with your fears around this initial weight gain, in order to avoid falling into the temptation of dieting or disordered eating behaviours.