Tara is highly specialised in working with eating disorders. She has been working with eating disorders for the last four years in an IAPT service and has more recently moved to a Specialist Eating disorders service in south west London.In this service Tara has been using CBT-E to work with a range of eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, binge eating and other types of eating disorders which do not fit into these categories. Enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy is the latest version of the leading empirically supported treatment for eating disorders. This treatment is tailored to the needs of each client and can be adapted for adolescents also.
Tara has also been running a group looking at Compassionate Mind which has been suggested to work well with patients with eating disorders who are extremely self-critical and lack self-compassion.
CBT-E is an enhanced version of CBT which has been developed and tailored to be used across the full range of eating disorders.
Compassionate mind/compassionate focused therapy is an approach which has been developed to help people who struggle with issues around shame and self-esteem (which are issues that have been found to be common in individuals suffering from eating disorders)
The aims of CFT are to help people build a more compassionate and less critical way of being with themselves and also others.
Whilst focus is on the eating disorder, Tara works with other presentations in order for the treatment to be successful such as depression, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, problems with alcohol and borderline personality disorder.
You can view Tara’s profile here: Tara McCloskey