Counselling for Weight Management in Reading, Berkshire
Imagine how life would be if you could…
- Stop dieting and start living
- Stop food cravings and take back control of your weight
- Enjoy every mouthful you eat and still maintain a healthy weight
- Eat whenever you are hungry and stop when you are full
- Eliminate emotional and comfort eating and start nourishing
and taking care of yourself without turning to food
- Feel better about yourself and have more energy
- Maintain a healthy weight for life
Are you using food to cope with the pressures of life or for emotional comfort rather than for self nourishment?
Would you like to learn how you can change your relationship with food, including your attitude towards eating and weight?
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 learn to apply new problem solving skills.
Together we will assess your reasons and motivation to reduce your weight and evaluate whether you are Ready, Willing and Able to bring about the positive changes that you desire. As a practitioner, my role is to facilitate those changes and support you every step of the way.
Talking Can Help
How can we work together?
I offer an Initial Assessment as an opportunity to meet before you commit to therapy. This also gives us a chance to discuss your current difficulties, goals for therapy and see whether we are the best fit for each other. For information about my fees please follow this link.
To book an Initial Assessment
Please Call 07846 989439
or send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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 medical 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.