For some people, maintaining a healthy weight range is a constant struggle. You may be overweight or obese, battle with losing or maintaining weight loss, have distorted body image or have troublesome eating patterns. All these issues have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing and can lead to feelings of depression, guilt and being ‘out of control’.
Symptoms of Weight Management Issues
Counselling can help with weight management if you:
- Are overweight or obese
- Have a tendency to ‘crash diet’ or not lose weight safely
- Struggle to maintain your weight loss
- See yourself as weighing more than you actually do
- Have troublesome eating patterns such as bingeing, restrictive dieting or purging.
- Have depression or low self-esteem as a result of your struggle with weight achieving Your Weight Management Goals
Your People Psychology Psychologist can help support you in your weight management goals. Counselling can be effective in helping you learn ways to safely lose weight and maintain weight loss.
A psychologist can also assist you with setting realistic and achievable weight loss goals, developing the skills to manage set backs or slip ups, and encourage you to develop a more positive body image.
People Psychology also provides counselling for Eating Disorders.
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
This scheme provides considerable financial assistance to people living with mental heath problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare.
To access the Medicare Rebate, you need your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, credit card, EFTPOS or cheque at all People Psychology locations.
Make an appointment today with a People Psychology Psychologist to help achieve your weight management goals.