Counselling for Food & Weight Issues
Many people who suffer from the painful cycles of weight loss and weight gain, or yo-yo dieting, know all too well that diets don’t work in the long term. Reducing and maintaining a healthy weight is not just about stopping eating, depriving or skipping meals. It’s more about understanding and changing the emotional reasons behind your desire to overeat – the often desperate and uncontrollable need to “self-soothe” with food. It’s just as much about changing your mindset as it is about changing your lifestyle.
Therapeutic Counselling allows you to change your mindset and empowers you to make the right food choices, without the need to punish your body with repressive eating regimes or brutal workouts. It is flexible enough to adapt to your own specific needs and each session is tailored to address the specific nature of your weight issue/s. My role is to help you become aware of your thinking and negative associations around food, so that you can take back control of your emotionally charged or habitual eating patterns. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches which allow you to identify and explore the underlying reasons for your weight problems, so that you can begin to change the negative patterns and triggers that are keeping you stuck.
In addition to identifying and addressing underlying emotional causes which may be undermining your healthy eating efforts, counselling allows you to evaluate how your lifestyle, habits, mindset and trigger situations (including people around you) may be affecting and maintaining your current weight issues. It’s at this level of self evaluation and reflection that real and lasting change occurs, as you start taking control of your own responses and develop a healthy relationship with food. As your therapist, my role is to facilitate those changes and support you every step of the way.
Talking Can Help
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If you have a specific medical problem or complaint, it is recommended that you seek help from your GP or medical practitioner before you seek counselling. This will allow you to have the necessary checks to determine whether your condition has a physiological or medical cause. More importantly, if such a condition is identified, then the appropriate medical intervention can be applied.
Your health may be compromised if you use any extreme weight control behaviours (even if occasionally) as there are many physical complications that can arise from extreme food restriction, fasting or losing weight too quickly, from self-induced vomiting, abusing laxatives/diuretics, as well as from extreme exercise.
If you think you might be suffering from an eating disorder it’s important to talk to you GP for a full medical check-up.