Counselling to specifically target weight-loss is not a new concept. There is no shortage of weight loss support groups, online programmes, diet “clubs” (with or without the expensive food), and even magazines specifically about weight loss, all aimed at teaching those who struggle with their weight, how to eat and exercise. But do you really need to be taught that? You probably know it all anyway. Most people who have weight issues are more than a little informed about what to eat and how to exercise effectively – many of these people have tried a plethora of different eating and exercise plans, in their search for that ideal weight.
Success is often found with these traditional methods, but many people find it doesn’t last. Then they might start berating themselves for giving up, going back to old habits, not sticking to the programme – Until they start a new diet/regime and begin the cycle again. And then they stop. The weight comes back on. They berate themselves once again, and so on and so on.
The assumption we take at The Counsellors is that you don’t need to learn how to eat well and to exercise, but you do need to commit to living to your values. I will help you to uncover your values and align yourself to these so that you can take values-guided action and make the changes you choose for your life.
As a psychologist and former fitness instructor, I can help you to overcome these barriers to achieving weight loss success with a healthy weight for the rest of your lifetime being the overall goal.