Our 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with anorexia 2 weeks ago.
We are supporting her at home & have twice weekly sessions with eating specialist nurse to monitor her weight.She does talk to D about how she is getting on with it but it is not counselling which is what D has said she would like.
We have been told by the nurse there is a waiting list for family therapy -Not avail til Sept 2015!
She said she would not recommend counselling yet for D -she has to put on weight first -she is 35.3kg & needs to get back to around 45kg.
She has mentioned lack of funding so do you think we are just not being offered counselling for D because of this or that she has a valid point about her needing to concentrate on getting well medically first?
I did ask about going to a counsellor privately and she still said she would not recommend this yet.
We are having good & bad days but today is particularly bad and D is not eating many of the snacks she should eat or much at mealtimes.
Any help / suggestions would be welcomed