You have unsuccessfully tried many diets and failed to lose weight leaving you more depleted and less motivated as time goes on. Every Monday its a new diet but by the end of the day you’ve blown it and don’t know why. You feel isolated, lonely and in despair at times. Obesity can be genetic, there may be a medical reason behind it, your lifestyle can influence it, or it can be a number of factors. Obesity is not an eating disorder but you may have an unhealthy relationship with food. Recovery aims to look at lifestyle changes, changing your relationship with food and strengthening your willpower to enable you to change. With the proper help and support, it is possible to lose weight and most importantly maintain it over time. Treatment: will deal with food cravings, looking at your assessment and exploring what factors contributed to your weight gain. Nutritional guidance will help with a plan that will specifically work for you without deprivation. Managing feelings and emotions with new coping mechanisms. Preventing old patterns of behavior around food from returning bringing awareness to them. Building on self-esteem and body image.

At Aspen Counselling we work with individuals, families, couples and teenagers in assisting people to explore what is impacting on their lives in a negative way and develop new insight into finding more positive ways in overcoming difficulties.