Weight Management Counselling

Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your weight through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your weight through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.

Learn about weight management

Weight is something that many people struggle with. You may be finding it difficult to maintain a healthy body weight, or you may just be lacking the confidence to feel good about your body as it currently is. You are not alone. With all of the temptations and pressure of our society, the ease of access to “fast” food, and the busy lives that many of us live, it is difficult to remain in control of our weight and on top of our health.

 

So, if this is something that so many people experience, at what point should you seek help? The answer is that there is no right time, and as soon as you notice any of following things then it may be helpful for you to get professional support.

Your lack of self-esteem and confidence may be starting to affect your relationships, your work or even your day-to-day wellbeing

You may have experienced a health scare or been warned of the dangers of your weight from your doctor

You may be feeling physically tired, sore or unable to do the things that you used to do

You have not have been able to successfully stick out any of the diets or programs that you have previously attempted

 

Experiencing this continual battle with weight can cause both physical and mental harm. If you are at an unhealthy weight which is substantially lower or higher than it should be, then you are at a greater risk for health problems. You may also be at a healthy weight, but continue to feel unhappy with your body to the point that it is taking a toll on your confidence and self-esteem.

 

If the “quick fix” approaches weren’t able to help, what will make this any different? How can a psychologist make a lasting change in a way that a fad diet or exercise program was unable to? A psychologist will work with you to find a long-term solution by helping you to understand the root of the problem, and put evidence-based approaches in place to help you change your lifestyle for good.

 

It is tempting to embrace quick fixes or the latest diet trend to manage your weight, but these are often temporary solutions and fail to address the real source of weight problems. Our practitioners will help you reach your goal weight and keep you there too, by helping you to understand how thought patterns and behaviours impact your weight management journey.

 

Our psychologists can assist you with establishing positive weight management strategies that last a lifetime. Our team can help by:

 

Providing insight into personality factors that contribute to over and under eating

Teaching the benefits of adequate nutrition, and ways to achieve this

Setting goals and working through these each week, and tackling any hurdles that you come across along the way

Examining lifestyle factors that can assist in weight management, including family, friends, colleagues, and positive social support networks

Building confidence and self-esteem to feel great about yourself again, and to motivate you to work towards your goals

Gradually implementing long-term changes which are based on evidence, but also developed into methods that are personalised to your own preferences and abilities

Weight Management Psychologists

Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling on weight management. 

Michelle Kelly

Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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Nina Shapiro

Nina has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and family difficulties, gender identity issues, work stress, low self-esteem, anger issues, survivors of sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. She is trained in several evidence based approaches, including CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Saima Ali

Saima is trained in several evidence based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Saima has a keen interest in working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, work stress, phobias, low self-esteem, and anger issues.

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Jeanette McLean

Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.

Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.

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Viviana Jancso

Viviana has completed a Bachelor of Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Masters in Clinical Psychology and more recently has completed a Bachelor of Law. She has been trained to use evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Johann Groenewald

In your journey becoming what you want to be, you can count on Johann as a counsellor, coach and mentor. Johann completed his PhD in psychology at work by researching the influence of context on performance. He is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including CBT, Mindfulness and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).

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Chris Santalucia

Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.

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Karen Tyndall

Karen is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience. Karen’s approach looks at the person as a whole, taking into consideration mind, body and breath. She has completed in depth training in meditation and breathing techniques. She has also spent a considerable amount of time in India and Bali and developed an appreciation and understanding of other cultures and religions.

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Eyleia Saleeb

Eyleia has worked with a broad range of people presenting with different life experiences and problems. Eyleia has worked with children who suffer from internal problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as external issues such as ADHD and ODD.

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Teresa Caruso

Teresa’s approach is compassionate, open-minded, and collaborative – she employs various strategies and techniques that will best suit you as an individual. Teresa has broad experience with a range of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ concerns, PTSD, addiction, ADHD, NDIS, eating disorders, grief and loss, stress & anger management, violence or family trauma, personality disorders, career & couples counselling.

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Ross Leembruggen

With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.

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Manya Scheftsik

Manya is experienced in helping people change behaviours that form part of a chronic condition whether physical or psychological. These changes include becoming more physically active and fit; pain management; feeling in control of your eating; the moderate consumption of alcohol; and cessation of smoking & problem gambling. She also has extensive experience helping people exit a substance abuse lifestyle.

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Kellie Little

Kellie has experience working with adults suffering from psychological medical conditions and physical medical conditions which impact mental health, behavioural and cognitive medical conditions, substance abuse and lifestyle issues, sleep difficulties and chronic pain. Kellie has extensive experience managing how such factors affects a person’s capacity to obtain and maintain employment.

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James Minson

James’ approach to mental health is about mind-body integration and looking at the “whole person”. Mental health influences how we feel, think and move, how we communicate and relate to the world, and can seriously impact our physical health. James will hep make sense of how this all fits together, to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviour, and identify different options.

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Nisha Bothra

Nisha has worked with a diverse range of adults from different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. She has extensive experience working with people struggling with depression, perfectionism, procrastination, shame, and negative early life experiences. She also has a keen interest in supporting people with health-based presentations such as cancer and chronic pain.

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Glenda Miners

Whether you are struggling with difficult circumstances and emotions or simply seeking to make some minor adjustments in your life, Glenda is ready to work with you to help you achieve your goals. Glenda has experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, weight management and self-esteem issues.

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Winifred Asare-Doku

Winifred has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, work-related mental health problems, perfectionism, procrastination, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties. She focuses on being empathetic and supports clients on their journey. Winifred believes in creating a comfortable and safe environment where you feel you can talk openly about any issue.

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Rosa Medina Barron

Rosa strives to help clients to gain greater insight into their lives to understand and overcome their presenting issues, develop their self-confidence and make meaningful changes in their lives. Rosa provides psychological services in both English and Spanish.

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Stephanie Cook

Stephanie has an eclectic non-judgemental view and extensive compilation of therapeutic tools to support you in becoming your best self. Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. She connects with a genuine no-nonsense approach with her clients.

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Ashten Parry

Ashten completed her Bachelor of Psychology in 2015 and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. She has experience with offending behaviour, aggression, anxiety, depression, addiction, and communication skill building.

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