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#FridayFacts - Male Eating Disorders
Men and boys and anyone identifying with other genders experience eating disorders and disordered eating too.
We really need to stop leaving out non-females and other genders from the conversation. Why? Because to do so means we are discriminating against others, developing 'female-friendly' services only and perpetuating a very biased and unrepresentative picture of eating disorders. This means lots of people are don't have their voice heard and don't receive support and understanding.
Here at Talking EDs, we see males and those identifying with other genders, of all ages and backgrounds who experience a range of eating disorders and disordered eating.
As humans, we all eat after all. So why wouldn't eating disorder/disordered eating affect non-females and those identifying with other genders. I personally find it puzzling why so many people are left our of the eating disorders/disordered eating conversation.
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They creep upon anyone – male or female – of any age or background. Eating disorders don’t care whose life they destroy.
You are not alone. Please reach out and share what you are going through with someone else. We are here too, if you are looking for some professional support.
Vacancy: Affiliate Therapist: Eating Disorders (Adults and Young People): Glasgow city centre (one morning/afternoon per week plus possible additional referrals ) CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2020 * Would you like the opportunity to work with adult and young people experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating in private practice? * Would you like us to refer clients onto you while we take care of room hire fees, referral fees and advertising/marketing, admin, referrals, setting up initial appointments and still earn £30-£40 (£40 for after 5pm/weekend, £30 for daytime) per appointment? * Would you like to receive other benefits, such as discounted supervision, access to room hire discounts (when you hire the room for your own clients), discounted access to therapist peer support groups , free coffee and chat clubs for affiliates and more? * Would you like add a few clients to your own private practice and see the clients we refer o
Experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Psychologist: Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (GADS) Please note this position may close at any time, therefore, early submission of your application is highly encouraged. The GADS team is growing and we are experiencing an increased demand for our services. We are looking to recruit another suitably qualified and experienced psychotherpist, counsellor, CBT therapist or psychologist to join the team to provide psychotherapy, counselling, support and therapy sessions to clients. This is based in our offices in Glasgow city centre (in-person appointments), although there is the opportunity to see see some clients online and at other times. This role is NOT suitable for newly qualified practitioners (1-3 years). We are looking for experienced practitioners. We are looking to see a minimum of 5-6 clients per week (although other work will be available here and at our other should you want extra clients ). We do all the adm
# MondayMotivation This week's # MondayMotivation focuses on 'The Tricky Brain'. We often talk about this in therapy and counselling and it can really help clients to see that many of the problems they blame themselves for are not their fault: the old part of our brain hasn't kept up and presents us with all sort of problems. Basically, the hardware and software in certain parts of our brain have n't updated, through no fault of our own, making things quite tricky for us, especially when it comes to anxiety, worry, panic and stress. So, parts of the brains operating system, built to help us many 1000s of year ago haven't updated, yet we still live out lives according to that old, outdated operating system. If you don't update your phone or laptop, it starts causing problems over time, right? Certain parts of the brain are the same. However, we can't reach into the brain and tinker about with those parts that haven't evolved so well