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.
John supports clients to overcome life challenges and to develop the psychological flexibility they need to be well and thrive. John has a keen interest in supporting people experiencing workplace issues and challenges in their professional life. He is passionate about working with athletes to help them to overcome challenges and achieve peak performance.
Kate has been working with people from many different walks of life, struggling to make many different changes in their lives, for over 40 years. Her work now is primarily with people overcoming anxiety and depression, with a special area of interest in counselling trauma from a positive psychology perspective.
Eva has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and she is committed to making counselling therapy a compassionate and collaborative process, so you feel supported throughout the process. Conducting sessions with genuine positive regard each client is valued for who they are.
Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.
Wendy will work with you to develop the skills necessary to effectively manage challenges and enhance your emotional wellbeing. Wendy has developed methods that assist clients to empower themselves and restore their quality of life. She has seen first hand how patients become empowered with improved emotional intelligence and psycho-education.
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.
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.
Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.
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.