Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD


Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a condition that affects how an individual sees themselves in terms of their appearance. Those with BDD can become obsessed with perceived flaws in their appearance, leading to significant distress and impairments in their daily lives.

Do I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Symptoms of BDD:

  • Preoccupation with perceived flaws in one’s appearance, notably ones that are not easily observed by others.

  • Engaging in repetitive behaviours, such as excessive grooming.

  • Show signs of social anxiety through avoidance of situations or people that may trigger feelings of shame or embarrassment about their appearance.

  • Difficulty with relationships¬†

  • Low self-esteem and self-worth

    Online therapy and treatment for BDD

    There are many effective ways to overcome BDD, including CBT which can help individuals to identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours related to their appearance. Several of our online therapists are trained and highly experienced in helping people overcome the symptoms associated with BDD. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange an initial assessment session.

    You may also wish to look at our resources page for further ideas of getting help to manage symptoms that may be driving your addiction, such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.



    Coping with Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Counselling Psychology Online


    Our qualified psychologists, therapists and counsellors here at Counselling Psychology Online provide bespoke therapy online for those suffering from BDD.

    For any further information on our counselling, or any of our therapists, or to schedule in a call with us, contact us here. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about our therapies, fees and online therapy can be found on our FAQ page.