Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders

Over 1.6 million people in the UK are estimated to be directly affected by eating disorders. This is likely to be an underestimate as we know there is a huge level of unmet need in the community. Good quality comprehensive services for people with eating disorders are not yet available in many parts of England.*

If you’re suffering with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating and are ready to free yourself from it, then we’re exactly the right people to help you.

There’s a common misconception that teenage girls are most affected by eating disorders, but in fact the majority of the people who come to see us are in their mid-twenties to late-thirties. That said, it’s true that these conditions tend to start in teenage years (and often even younger) and all too often continue into later life.

People suffering with an eating disorder focus and obsess around food, believing that by controlling food intake or weight they can rid themselves of the emotional pain they feel. But we believe it works the other way around because it’s highly likely that the reasons for your eating disorder go so much deeper than what and how you eat on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy for Anorexia

People with anorexia become so obsessed with losing weight that they control and restrict food and drink to become dangerously unhealthy and, in some cases, fatally unhealthy. In the mind anorexia usually comes with low self-esteem, poor body perception and history of some form of abuse (but not in all cases). Due to low bodyweight this negatively effects other systems in the body like reproductive, endocrine and immune system.

Hypnotherapy for Bulimia

Bulimia is characterised by eating large amounts of food (binging) and then rapidly removing that food (purging). Bulimics are good at hiding the problem behaviour as there is no obvious physical signs like there is in anorexia. Like anorexia, a range of physical problems can occur with this unnatural way of dealing with food. 


By helping our clients to resolve and escape the emotional challenges that lie at the root of their eating disorders, the obsession they have with food changes. Our hypnotherapy for eating disorders sessions work at building self-esteem because it’s those unacknowledged feelings and unresolved problems that have a way of turning into overeating, purging or strictly controlling and denying food.

We will help you discover the reason for the unwanted and damaging behaviour and empower you with a new way of thinking with new beliefs that will be able to see food and you in a healthy way with a positive mindset!

Our treatment helps the sufferer to permanently break that destructive cycle of bingeing, yo-yo dieting or self-starvation, changes the punishing thought patterns and builds self-esteem to enable them to free themselves from the eating disorder by finding a healthy, balanced approach to food and their body.

Hear it from our clients…

I can honestly say without the help of Zoë Clews I wouldn’t have accomplished some of my proudest moments such as graduating from university and continuing my career as a actress. By seeking Zoë’s expertise she has given me the control in my life I had lost through my eating disorder. Through hypnotherapy I am able to control the demons of an eating disorder and the friends they often bring such as depression and anxiety. Zoë is warm, non-judgmental, creates a safe space and makes you feel that your worries are important and can be solved. You leave me feeling as though a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

— YASMIN, Essex 
* Networks.nhs.uk. 2021. Joint Commissioning Panel For Mental Health. [online] Available at: <https://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/regional-mental-health-commissioning-networks-portal/documents/joint%20commissioning%20panel%20for%20mental%20health%20briefing%20-%20Feb%202012.pdf> [Accessed 25 August 2021].

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