Hi everyone. I can see that there is a lot of experience and wise words on this forum and hopeful that you will have some to share with me.
My eldest daughter is 15 and we recently discovered that she is regularly making herself sick after meals and has been eating in secret up in her bedroom or when we are out. I'm so proud of her, now that I know about it, she is talking to me about it, a little bit here and there, I don't want to scare her off.
We visited the GP yesterday and counselling was recommended ( self referral) but D has had some counselling at school because of anxiety and low esteem but she found it vague and unhelpful.
Is there value do you think in getting her to see a ED expert therapist or am I jumping the gun? The GP and school counsellors see her as just another teen with commonly seen anxieties but D has suffered with low esteem since she was a child. I don't like to compare but her self belief and worth is markedly different to that of her sisters.
It seems Camhs isn't an option until/unless she is much worse but I'm loathed to wait and see if she becomes so!
I will personally dedicate more of my time to talking to D, unpacking stressful and anxiety inducing situations to see how she can find safer coping mechanisms but should I also pursue some therapy for her at this stage?
Thank you for reading xx