Food & Body Related Counselling
Along with the whole range of issues someone might bring to therapy, I also have an interest in psychological aspects associated with nutrition and weight, such as weight loss counselling, body dysmorphia and binge eating disorder. Whilst I am also a qualified dietitian, I put particular emphasis on the psychology and relationship with food, rather than solely concentrating on the nutritional aspect. My belief is that to make a significant and lasting difference to the way you view food, yourself or your body, we would need to work at a deeper, more therapeutic level.
My aim would be to support you to look beyond your current relationship with food and weight, working with you as whole person. I would endeavour to challenge you to look deeper into your thoughts and feelings; particularly at reoccurring patterns you may or may not be aware of. I would support you with gaining a greater insight into your psychological processes, through meeting regularly, gaining your trust and working with feelings you may well have kept buried, as means of defending yourself from hurt or rejection. Ultimately, I would help you to build a more holistic relationship with food and your body, guide you to a new level of self-acceptance, self-care, and an appreciation for your true self.
Whatever is troubling you, I would endeavour to listen, support and guide you, to a sustainable resolution. For an informal chat, you can contact me using my following details or complete the short form on the contact tab.
Examples of difficulties you may wish to bring:
Feeling of emptiness