Eating, Food and Weight
Food is one of life's pleasures, and is essential for life. Unfortunately, it can also become entangled in a complex set of habits and emotional responses that cause huge distress and ill health. My own experiences of struggling with these issues have led me to specialise in this area. I work with people who have eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa and others), disordered eating (behaviours around eating, food and weight that don't feel 'right' and are not serving you), or are struggling with being obese or overweight.
Do you feel you have an unhealthy relationship with food?
Do concerns about food and eating dominate your life?
Is your quality of life impacted by worries about the shape or weight of your body?
Perhaps you, or friends and family, are worried about your health in relation to food? Under eating, over eating, purging?
Have you been on numerous diets, only to find you cannot maintain the loss, and feel worse afterwards?
Let me help you.
An Approach that Works
I have trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCfED) , the primary organisation in the UK for understanding and working with people who struggle with these issues. NCfED draws on research studies from the UK and USA into what works, what may get in the way, and, importantly, what doesn't work. I hold a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity as well as Certificates in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders, Psychological Skills for Obesity and Overweight, and Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders.
I can help you to move to a happier relationship with food, eating and weight, using an evidence based approach that considers all aspects of the problem: mindset, habits, lifestyle, emotional factors, relationships and physiological processes.
Call me for a free, no-obligation chat about how I can help you with one to one support.
Appointments and Fees
I have comfortable consulting rooms near Market Harborough, and in the City of London, but due to the Covid-19 situation I am currently working solely by video call.
Whilst I try to accommodate busy work schedules and life commitments, it is usually beneficial for clients to commit to a weekly appointment. This creates a structure for the work, and is symbolic of your commitment to self care and self development.
The number of sessions that are required is very variable, depending on the client and the nature of the issue.
Most clients attend for one 60 minute session per week. Fees are £70 per session. It is usually useful to have a 90 minute first session, charged at £100, and for some clients two or three sessions a week are beneficial, if feasible.
Be kind to yourself.
If you struggle with these issues, you are not weak willed, a bad person or a failure.
There is a way forward.
Kay Hoggett BSc, PGDip, Dip Couns, MBACP, MAC
Eating Disorders and Weight ManagementTherapist