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msophie

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Hello,

I have been referred for an assessment and might be offered CBT for my eating problems on the NHS (probably 40 sessions). Has anyone had experience with that and if so what is it like? :)
 
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siliconom

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That's great! Not your eating disorder obviously, but free therapy. I had to pay always.

And yes, CBT is the correct approach. There is plenty of info about it out there.
 
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msophie

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That's great! Not your eating disorder obviously, but free therapy. I had to pay always.

And yes, CBT is the correct approach. There is plenty of info about it out there.
I know :) I’m wondering about personal experience, I have done general CBT and found it unhelpful so I’m wondering how people found the enhanced version. :) I know the theory behind it but I know some people who had treatment and I didn’t work for them :/
 
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I think a lot depends on the therapist rather than the methodology

Hopefully you'lo find someone here with experience
 
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Recoveringalienbaby

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Hey! I’m new to the forum so this is my first post :) I just wanted to say that I am currnetly having CBT for my eating disorder and I think the best approach to it is to have an open mind going into it. I was very hesitant to begin having CBT and thought it was all nonsense at the beginning, but I am now about half way through my sessions and they have helped me so much. Just having someone to talk to who is outside of your family or friends can be really helpful. I hope you feel the same way when yours start!
 
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