Case Studies

Addiction to Chocolate

Mother of three, Helen was struggling with her addiction to chocolate.

Otherwise a healthy eater, Helen just could not stop eating vast amounts of chocolate every day, which made her put on weight and feel like a failure. Read more

Weight Management

Tim’s main objective in his Weight Management Counselling sessions was to cut the size of portions he was eating.

He was really struggling to leave anything on his plate, even when feeling completely full. Read more

Alternative to Dieting

Lisa tried every kind of diet in her attempts to lose weight, but nothing seemed to work.

When we talked about Lisa’s eating patterns, she explained that good food was her main pleasure in life, she enjoyed cooking and really looked forward to every meal. Read more.

(names and personal details have been changed to protect confidentiality)

“Losing weight was not my main objective in therapy. But after a few weeks I suddenly found myself eating half of the portions I used to."

" Somewhere along the way I lost the feeling that there won't be enough food for me, which always made me eat twice as much as I needed to."


Vitamins and Natural Remedies that could enhance our Mental Wellbeing

The first scientifically documented discovery to relate mental health to diet occurred when it was found that pellagra, which causes depression and dementia, could be cured with niacin. Later it was shown that supplementation with the whole B-complex produced greater benefits than niacin alone.

The evidence of biochemical causes of mental disturbance is significant. So what supplements can help with some of the common mental health problems? Read More


What is Weight Management Counselling?

Have you tried and failed to lose weight?

Maybe a diet worked for you at first, but then you just put all that weight back on again?

Maybe you are blaming it all on a “bad metabolism”?

Losing weight isn’t easy – otherwise, why would overweight people continue to put up with prejudice, disapproval and feelings of guilt and shame?

In fact, almost one in four adults in England is classified as obese.

There is no genetic explanation why some people are unable to regulate their food intake. Research indicates that the answer may lie in our emotional relationship with food.

It may not be real hunger that pushes us to reach for second helpings, but actually a response to an emotional need elsewhere, which is nothing to do with food.

Well known weight loss companies have for many years successfully used group counselling techniques to help people lose weight.

However, if you want a confidential and personal approach and have had enough of crash dieting, then Weight Management Counselling could be for you.

How do the sessions work?

During your Weight Management Counselling sessions we will first find out what your relationship with food really is. What do you feel just before reaching for food? How do you feel afterwards? What do you say to yourself when you overeat?

Next, we will discover what your weight means to you. How do you see yourself? Can you imagine yourself being thin and how do you think people would treat you, if you were?

We will discuss the role food played in your family– what messages did you get from your parents about eating or not eating? What cultural attitudes to food were predominant? How were overweight people regarded?

As a result, you will learn to start listening to your body, to recognise your emotional needs and find other ways of dealing with them, rather than overeating. You will learn about Transactional Analysis techniques, which help you to untangle your internal conflicts and find out what you really need.

Instead of fighting your body, you will begin to live in harmony with it, and to enjoy your newfound energy and drive.