Practical one to one support for healthy eating.
- Do you struggle with emotional overeating?
- Do you struggle with weight management?
- Do you have a medical condition where it has been recommended that you lose weight?
- Are you concerned about developing a medical condition, through your weight or the food you eat?
- Are you simply confused about what a healthy diet is for you and want to eat more healthily?
Hope Therapy is here to help.
Hope Therapy has a team of fully qualified and experienced Counsellors along with our qualified Dietician Carin.
We can support you to develop positive skills, interventions and insights to support your relationship with food and the effect it can have on your mental and emotional wellbeing.
- Advice about what constitutes a healthy diet for you.
- Identifying triggers.
- Effective Skills and interventions to support you.
- Mental & Emotional wellbeing support.
A Positive Approach to supporting food and our bodies.
Many people either don’t know quite what a healthy diet is or struggle to stick to one.
Emotional eating can occur for a number of reasons including boredom or as a mask for underlying emotional issues.
Motivation and just keeping on track can also be a huge issue for many.
We at Hope Therapy offer a holistic approach to this problem, by helping you to both understand more about the food you are eating, while giving you the support to better help you stick to the diet that works best for you.
We support you:
- Face to face or from home via zoom or skype.
- In an effective way.
- Using qualified counsellors and where required our dietician.
What can you expect?
- We will support you to better understand your relationship with food.
- We are able to tailor-make the approach to your needs. This may involve a consultation with our fully qualified dietician or just with our counselling team depending on what you are trying to achieve.
- To offer psychological and emotional support, to help manage any underlying issues that may lead to your relationship with food, along with the complications that come from it.
- Offer understanding, interventions, guidance and support.
- Compassion & understanding at the core of all that we do. Which means that we will always take things at your pace with empathy and understanding.
Understanding the importance of weight management
Weight loss and weight management is about more than looking good. Maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent medical conditions such as diabetes.
Additionally, a new Public Health England study has found that being severely overweight puts people at greater risk of hospitalisation, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and death from COVID-19, with risk growing substantially as body mass index (BMI) increases
According to the NHS, obesity is a common problem in the UK that’s estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11.
The relationship between mental health and weight
Studies have shown that mental health and weight can be closely tied together, and taking a combined approach to treatment can be especially beneficial.
In addition to eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia, there is also a strong correlation between weight and depression. A 2010 review showed that people who were obese had a 55% increased risk of developing depression over time, whereas people experiencing depression had a 58% increased risk of becoming obese.
Some of the medication used to treat mental health conditions can also be a contributing factor in struggles to manage weight. By taking a comprehensive approach, we help our clients find the right balance of treatment, counselling and diet to see an improvement in their condition.
How does therapy work with diet and exercise?
At Hope Therapy, we believe it is important to avoid using fad diets or other unhealthy solutions to lose weight. Instead, we focus on instilling lifelong good eating, exercise and mental health habits.
We offer a variety of support options to help you manage weight, adjust your diet and feel better.
Carin is a very experienced dietician who advises on many areas of diet, including:
- Gut health
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Food intolerances
- Diabetes (type 1 and 2) and prediabetes
- Weight management
- Bone health
Counselling for weight management
Our team of counsellors can work alongside our dietician to help you address any mental conditions which may be impacting your eating and exercise habits, such as:
Trying to understand the underlying cognitive blocks that might make it hard to maintain healthy behaviours (such as eating) and work with those.
- Helping them to identify clear SMART goals – both process and outcome goals.
- Food diaries.
- Weight Loss Diaries.
- Motivational support.
- Dealing with temptation and setbacks.
Our counsellors also provide support with depression, stress management and anxiety, all of which can have an impact on weight.
Take a look at our blog post to find out more about what we offer.
Take a look at Carin, our dietician’s profile, to find out more about her and how she can help.