Working as a counsellor for a large disability charity, I have over seven years of experience working with clients suffering from long term chronic health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. I have witnessed the profound emotional and psychological impact that poor health has not only on the individual, but on their friends and family around them. What is frustrating, is that poor diet and lifestyle are often factors in the development of these conditions and may have been prevented with the right help and support. For this reason I am passionate about working to help people live healthier lives before these conditions take hold.
If you suffer from problems with your eating, food and/or your weight, they are often a symptom of larger underlying issues. Perhaps eating is a way of coping with difficult feelings or a way to gain control over your life. Perhaps your eating has a certain symbolic significance to you such as a reward, comfort or safety. Your eating problem may be a sign that you suffer from issues such as low self-esteem or perfectionism.
I can provide a safe non-judgemental space where we can work together to develop an awareness of these issues. We can examine your historic relationship with food; your eating patterns, ways of thinking, and the triggers that maintain your eating problems. I can offer guidance to address these problems and the motivation throughout your journey so you can gain the control and freedom to make more positive choices in your eating and ultimately your health.