Weight management

I offer a number of options regarding weight loss. The main option is a course of 6-week sessions, this comprises of 4 weekly sessions, followed by 2 follow up monthly sessions. 

The programme consists of a compassion-focused no- diet weight management strategy, looking to change the way food is viewed. I incorporate stress management issues, any unresolved emotional issues, addictions, e.g. to chocolate or biscuits etc, time management, insomnia, life style, work/life balance. 

I use a combination of Hypnotherapy for powerful visualisation and relaxation, and as a powerful resource tool to bring about positive change. 

I also incorporate a compassion-focused therapeutic approach which includes cognitive therapy and psychotherapy.

Some people choose to come for the full course with a particular weight loss goal; others opt for 2 or 3 individual sessions to get them started and some come for 1 or 2 individual sessions for motivation or a specific addiction to a certain item of food.

For the most beneficial long-term effects I do recommend the full programme, but this can be condensed depending on the needs of the individual.

My sessions are 50 minutes a session. The first session is 60-75 minutes at no extra cost.

Fees are variable according to where you come and see me. Please find a full breakdown of my consulting rooms and fees here

Weight Loss programme information

Some information and useful tips:

There are many reasons why we gain weight- it is not just about eating excessively- it may be about comfort, or protection, or even tiredness- and stress- So lifestyle balance is the key. 

Our body’s metabolism naturally slows down as we get older- so we do not burn off excessive calories as quickly as we did when we were younger- as we head towards the menopause and beyond – this is the body’s way of protecting its self as our bone density lessens. 

But we can strengthen our bone density and get rid of excess weight with regular exercise- a well-loved subject that I will come to a little bit later!

At this point I would also like to mention waste and what causes our bodies inability to get rid of excess waste efficiently.

Weight gain is not just about the conversion of food to fat and it’s storage in the body, it is also about an excessive build up of waste products and toxins in the body from a sedentary lifestyle, daily stress and an in-balance of nutrients- e.g. if we eat a lot of pastry/bread, and not a lot of vegetables. 

This can cause slow or lack of elimination of waste products and insufficient lymphatic drainage. Toxicity causes an inflammatory response – enlargement of the body structure and soft tissues – increasing body weight, and excess food being stored as fat, so waste removal is a priority and getting oxygen and water into our cells.

There are also certain foods that can aid weight loss such as cinnamon, prunes, and cider vinegar breaks down the hardened acid in our bodies that cause inflammation and aches and pains. Fresh fruit and vegetables give us energy.

Why do we put excess weight on?

Why diets don’t work​

When we diet we restrict the body of a variety of nutrients, and because of the time consuming planning and strictness of many diets, we often lose our motivation, life gets in the way, and when we finish the diet we more often than not put back on the weight we lost and more besides as the body goes into starvation mode and stores excess ready for the next diet/famine! Eating is vital for our survival so when we restrict our intake by dieting – we are going against our own body’s survival instincts.
Weight loss is a very personal thing but the most important reason for losing excess weight is good health- reducing the risks of heart disease, cancer, joint problems, and diabetes to name just a few. It is not just about how we look – it also about how we feel, so don’t be a slave to the scales- this takes you back into diet mode of thinking-creating unnecessary stress and guilt and fear, and disappointment- go by how your clothes feel and fit and your improving energy levels!

Why do we want to lose weight?​