Looking after those with an eating disorder can be both challenging and stressful and I found it difficult to know what was helpful and what was not so helpful in terms of approach.
Why would you come and see me?
As someone who has had personal experience of a co-dependent relationship with their daughter, I understand only too well how these relationships can develop. I have had to learn the importance of having an age appropriate and balanced relationship with my daughters and this has required making changes in my behaviour. These changes relate to personal self-care, which research shows can lead on to the development of greatly improved family relationships.
My role as an experienced carer is to help families who think they might or do have a co-dependent relationship with those they are looking after. I hope to help you reach some similar positive outcomes to those that we experienced. It can sometimes take time to understand what changes are to be made and why that is. It took me a long time to practice and accept the benefits of changing my behaviour!
The second subject that I cover is: “The Importance of Active Listening” I always thought I was a good listener until one day my eldest daughter said: “You are listening but you are not hearing!” Good listening skills are so important for good relationships but particularly important when looking after someone with an eating disorder.
With the enormous amount of experience that I have had I feel now that I am able to help families on a one to one basis which is why I started in private practice. My practice is under the banner of Clinical Partners in Wimpole Street and in Hartley Wintney Hampshire.
To book an appointment please call me on: 07733260475 or email me.
“There is no one who knows more about the experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder than Veronica Kamerling. Her extensive knowledge, great expertise, invaluable network of contacts and years of experience put her in a class of her own. She has helped our family on countless occasions. I am moved by her humour and warmth and understanding. If only there were more like her. She represents excellence and integrity in the minefield of Eating Disorders provision.”
A family carer