Dr Kaan Alton Inner World Psychology

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Dr Kaan Altan - Clinical Psychologist
Some of the issues I work with
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Overcoming body-image problems | Body dysmorphic disorder

Do you often find yourself preoccupied with your appearance? Are you frequently comparing your looks to those of others? Do certain aspects of your appearance make you feel self-conscious? Do you often engage in behaviours to try to change or control your body shape or size?

Body image problems can have a significant impact on your overall well-being and quality of life. They often lead to dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, and even mental health issues such as depression or eating disorders. These problems can arise from societal pressures, unrealistic beauty standards portrayed in the media, personal experiences, or past trauma. CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) techniques are effective approaches for treating these issues. CBT aims to decrease preoccupation and distress and explores whether the flaws you worry about are real or imagined. ERP techniques gradually expose you to situations that trigger distress about your appearance, helping you tolerate discomfort without engaging in compulsive behaviours.

Additionally, mindfulness-based interventions can promote acceptance of your body and reduce self-critical thoughts.

If you're ready to overcome your body image concerns, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance at 0208 252 7740 or through the form below. 



Take the first step towards positive change and begin your path towards mental health and emotional wellness today