According to the Eating Disorders Association there is a general lack of recognition of eating disorders in men, making it more difficult for male patients to access specialist services, although clients with problems connected with over-eating, under-eating, and poor eating form a significant proportion of counsellors’ lists.
This book focuses on men whose eating patterns have generated side-effects on other aspects of their lives such as work, health and family. By adopting the unique approach of the Living Therapy Series, using fictitious dialogue to illustrate the person-centred approach, the reader is able to experience directly the diverse and challenging issues surrounding patients. This is difficult to achieve with conventional text books. Counselling for Eating Disorders in Men provides vital insight for trainees and experienced counsellors, as well as men suffering from eating disorders, their friends and families. It will also be of interest to members of support organisations.
"This book is important. Richard Bryant-Jefferies provides all the information required to get you from A to B when dealing with eating disorders in men."
—Ian Banks, President European Men’s Health Forum, in his Foreword.
"Highly illuminating. Different. The book is as much about the practice of person-centred counselling as it is about eating disorders in men. This is a most welcome benefit, and offers a significant alternative to the simplistic formulation-treatment model so common in the area of disordered eating."
—Ewan Gillon, Lecturer in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, Founder and Director of Men’s Talk, in his Foreword.