Weight Loss Counselling
Patients come to weight loss counselling because they want to understand and change their unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaviour and emotions connected to their weight and eating behaviour.
It is important to understand and explore how your relationship with food and eating makes you feel, what triggers your self-sabotaging behaviour, how your weight impacts your daily life, and the thoughts you have about your body and appearance.
Weight loss counselling can help you make positive changes to your eating habits and behaviours, help you develop greater emotional agility, and help you build self-esteem and confidence.
The graphic below shows some common presentations people bring to weight loss counselling.
IS WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELLING FOR ME?
Weight loss, yo-yo dieting, weight gain and emotional eating are all stations on an emotional rollercoaster – once you get on it is very difficult to get off.
This can have a huge effect on self-worth, body image and physical health.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar:
- Have you been on every diet?
- Have you lost weight, gained weight, multiple times?
- Do you feel ashamed about your weight or size?
- Do you feel like a failure?
- Does losing weight feel like a hopeless task?
Over time our self-belief becomes eroded, and we focus on our lifetime of weight loss failures, leaving little space in our head to focus on what we can do to change our situation.
Weight loss counselling can help you calm and clear your mindset, so you can take consistent action towards improving your health.
LET US EXPLAIN HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
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WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELLING AT SURGICAL WEIGHTMATTERS
Weight loss counselling provides you with practical solutions, tips and skills to support you in changing your eating behaviour.
Breaking habits, laying down new behaviour pathways and updating your broken thinking are all areas we will work on together.
Developing a safe and trusted relationship with your therapist will help you to process your thoughts and feelings about food and eating.
We will explore your eating patterns, using food and mood diaries, and help you rebalance your eating so that you feel fuller for longer, and have greater levels of energy.
Here are some of the key areas you might explore in weight loss counselling:
- Strategies to get out of the diet trap
- Space to be heard and understood
- Learn how to separate emotions from eating
- Mend your broken thinking
- Find new ways to soothe your feelings
- Learn how to break habits
- Challenge negative inner self-talk
- Build self-worth and self-confidence
LEARN MORE ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELLING
Here are some articles and blogs that explore weight loss counselling in more depth. The blogs will open in our sister website WeightMatters.