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What We Offer

Below is a list of some key types of therapy we frequently offer for weight management. It is not exhaustive and there are many sub-categories and other specializations we can provide on need or request.

Dietetics

A specialist Dietician will work with you to develop a meal plan that supports your nutritional health, tailored to fit your tastes, lifestyle and resources. They will explain the way your body and brain function and changing nutritional needs and responses. They will assist you in making choices you can enjoy and offer guidance on how to support you or your family with food preparation, and challenges. Your health is a priority and the dietitian may request prescriptions for supplements if needed. The goal is to ensure you get the nourishment that supports your recovery, and help you develop a happy and healthy relationship with food and your own body.

What to Expect

We will discuss in detail your eating habits, lifestyle and health concerns. Together we’ll develop an individualized plan empowering you to take charge of your nutrition and overall well-being! I will explain all recommendations, the changes your body goes through, and help you overcome unhealthy mindsets and listen to your body so you can eat intuitively and flexibly. Wide-ranging resources make our sessions engaging and enjoyable!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people identify and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. It is rooted in the understanding that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are interconnected, so that by challenging and altering negative thought patterns, you can improve your emotional well-being, and learn better behavioural responses to improve your quality of life.


CBT-e is a type of CBT oriented specifically towards helping people with eating disorder and is offered by some of our specialist dietitians and therapists

What to Expect

We will start with an assessment of your concerns, relevant history, and what you hope to achieve through therapy. Together we will set specific goals for treatment. During our sessions you'll learn to recognize and understand your thought patterns, especially those contributing to emotional distress or problematic behaviours. You'll work with your therapist to examine and reframe them, developing more balanced, rational, and constructive perspectives. We may also work towards specific behavioural goals such as gradually facing fears or learning desired new habits. 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a collaborative process whereby you talk through your problems with a trained professional, and work to understand why you are struggling, resolve inner conflicts, improve emotional wellbeing and learn skills to cope better going forward. There are many different types of talking therapy available and different approaches and methods used, and sometimes blended, depending on the needs, goals, and personality of the individual, as well as the therapist’s specialisations. Examples include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Transactional Analysis.

What to Expect

A key aspect to start with is building a relationship of trust with your therapist, and sharing the difficulties you need help with. Then you will decide on your goals and work on them together using techniques appropriate to your particular challenges.

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Eye-Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R)

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EMDR is a form of psychotherapy used to help people process unaddressed trauma in a healthy way, guided by a clinical practitioner, so that they can be freed from its ongoing impact on emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing and functioning. It involves briefly confronting triggering memories whilst experiencing bilateral stimulation (similar to the experience of dreaming). The memories become less immediate and painful, so they no longer overwhelm you in the present. 

What to Expect

EMDR is carefully structured: we will go through a history of the traumatic area at a pace you are comfortable with, consider its current impact and plan treatment and goals together. Preparation involves gradual engagement with bilateral simulation, and creating an internal ‘Safe space’ where you can go at will to feel secure and at peace. We will then focus on the painful memories with the stimulation, and review how these make you feel. In their place we work at installing more positive cognitions chosen by you. 

Hypnotherapy

In a state of intense concentration or focused attention the mind is more open to a wider range of perceptual possibilities and considerations than when in a fully wakened state. Hypnotherapy can clear mental and emotional pathways for deeper processing, or acknowledgement and acceptance. Hypnotherapy also enables a deep relaxation, providing respite from overwhelming feelings and assisting healing.

What to Expect

We will discuss your needs in detail and decide on a treatment strategy together whilst building a relationship of trust. During hypnotherapy, you will be made comfortable and guided into a state of deep relaxation, maintaining control of your own mind at all times. In this state, visualization and psychotherapeutic suggestion can be used to help you address the issues and goals agreed upon. On returning to your ‘normal’ level of consciousness you will feel pleasantly relaxed and completely re-orientated. 

N.B. Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy are often practised together, as they have been shown to work particularly effectively this way, so you may be offered Hypnotherapy/NLP sessions as a conjoined therapy. In this case the balance of each type of work will be decided by you and your clinician together.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP - is the process of examining and understanding how your thinking, language, feeling and behaviour work together to produce the results they do. We each form unique mental maps of reality as a result not only of experience but the way we filter and perceive information absorbed by our senses from the world around. NLP provides people with an effective way to remodel their perception and responsive behaviour in more positive directions. 

What to Expect

We will discuss whichever emotions, interactions or behaviours are troublesome to you, their context, and how you would like to change them. Through relaxed conversation we explore the impressions and responses involved and consider the core beliefs which underly these. Together we can reframe them in a realistic but more helpful way, to enable you to feel and act more positively.

Registered Address: Quayside House, Chain Caul Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2XS  

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