Don’t Let Your Weight Affect Your Self Esteem
With Australia in the grip of an obesity epidemic, maintaining a healthy body weight is becoming increasingly difficult for many. If you are overweight, struggle to maintain weight loss, have a distorted body image or struggle with problematic eating habits, it may be time to seek help. These issues are bound to impact on more than just your physical health – they can also affect your mental health, causing depression, guilt and also feelings of being out of control.
Who can benefit from counselling?
Counselling can assists those who are struggling with issues related to weight management. A psychologist can assist those who:
- Are obese or overweight
- Tend to embark on dangerous ‘fad’ diets
- Find it difficult to sustain weight loss
- Have a distorted body image
- Have problematic eating habits, including purging, bingeing and restrictive dieting
- Struggle with mental health issues due to their weight
When it comes to achieving your weight management goals, help and support is crucial. At People Psychology, our experienced psychologists can provide counselling which assists you in learning to lose weight safely and effectively.
Our psychologists can help you set weight loss goals that are both realistic and achievable, and also help you develop strategies to cope with set-backs – as they are a common part of any weight loss journey. Counselling can help to build better self-esteem.
In addition to assisting with weight management issues, People Psychology can also provide counselling for those living with eating disorders.
Under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative, Medicare rebates are available when you visit a registered psychologist. In order to access this rebate, you simply need to ask your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to carry out a mental health assessment and provide you with a Mental Health Treatment plan prior to referring you to a psychologist.
When you visit a People Psychology clinic, you may be able to get Medicare rebates paid directly into your bank account.
If you would like to achieve your weight management goals, make an appointment with a People Psychology psychologist today. For more information, 03 9133 0996.