Ros Welch is located in the beautiful village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, convenient for Brill, Oxfordshire.
One of the areas I specialise in is help with adult obesity. The following is taken from a recent article of mine.
In this article I explore obesity in adulthood, focusing on the onset as an indicator of the type of treatment congruous to the client. In addressing the onset I explore the psychological need for weight gain and the defensive intent. I present my overview and client assessment, my views on childhood and adult onset and appropriate therapeutic treatments prior to my conclusion.
Obesity indicates an impairment of cognitive controls, of using food to control emotion, restraint in diet can stimulate overeating encourage binging and low mood.
“Similarly, if a person believes their obesity is caused by their metabolism or genetics, they are unlikely to change their diet”(Ogden 2010 p196).
An obese client has determined a defense strategy, a way of coping that may have served a purpose, albeit unconsciously, their size being the outward expression of their emotional pain.
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Together we identify goals with realistic outcomes in acceptable timescales. We work positively to make a lasting difference to accept the past, make change in the present, and enhance the future.
Unexpected change can be difficult to manage, it can be hard to think straight given the busy lives we lead, trying to make sense of the unpredictable can leave us anxious, stressed and angry. Life’s changes; redundancy, bereavement, loss, illness or broken relationships can leave us in tatters and Counselling can help you on your journey to acceptance.
“It was very easy to talk to Ros, the sessions were relaxed and comfortable, I felt really heard. She often challenged me and my ideas, I felt I learnt something at every session, I gained insight and self- awareness, it was like a layer of skin being peeled from my eyes.”
“I had always suffered low self esteem and never knew why, Ros was the 1st person who understood, she helped me see things from a different perspective. I feel confident and look forward to my future.”
Following a successful career in design, marketing and finance, following a series of life-changing events I became inspired me, now in my 50’s, to channel my experiences into helping others as a counsellor.
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