Self-help resources for body image problems

Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder uses Cogntitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which has been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms associated with body image problems. Written by Dr David Veale, Rob Willson and Dr Alex Clarke.



This clear, step-by-step, self-help course is based on the authors' many years of experience of treating those suffering from negative body image.

  • How to identify whether or not you have a body image problem
  • How body image problems develop and what keeps them going
  • Building a new attitude towards yourself
  • How to reduce the distress of body anxiety
  • Reducing and overcoming negative feelings
  • Helping someone with a body image problem
  • Overcoming compulsive skin-picking
  • Special problems with disfigurement
  • Psychological aspects of cosmetic procedures
  • A guide to medication for body image problems
  • Finding help

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About the authors

Dr David Veale is a Consultant Psychiatrist in cognitive behavior therapy at the South London and Maudsley Trust and The Priory Hospital North London. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is an accredited cognitive behavior therapist and was President of the British Association for Cognitive and Psychotherapies from 2006 to 2008. He sat on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) working group that provided guidelines for treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in the UK.

Rob Willson is a cognitive behavior therapist in private practice. He is a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He holds an honors degree in Psychology, an MSc in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Behavioral Health Studies. He has been involved in treating individuals with body image problems for the past 13 years.

Dr Alex Clarke is a consultant clinical psychologist in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Mental Health Sciences at the Royal Free and University College London Medicines Schools, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England. She has acted as consultant to the organization Changing Faces, a charity for indviduals with disfigurement.

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