Mental Health Counselling for Weight Loss & Weight Management
We offer a number of solutions for Weight Loss, each particular form of therapy is targeted at the unique characteristics of the person consulting for help or simply to take account of personal preferences.
Which is the Right Weight Loss Programme for Me?
Every single person responds differently to any particular therapy “modality” and whereas some people will find the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Weight Loss programme particularly effective, for others, a more formal Psychological approach may bring better results.
Here at Tranceform we use a diagnostic tool called the “Locus of Control” to determine the likelihood of success with any particular programme.
This “LOC” test is a measure of “how much control you believe you have over your life” and has been shown to be extremely important when it comes to a persons ability to cope with life events and circumstances.
An External Locus of Control
People who have an “External Locus of Control” tend to see life as “something that HAPPENS to them” over which they are unable to exert any influence.
People demonstrating an external LOC will typically have strong beliefs in things like “Luck” or “Fate” and may also have strong Religious Beliefs – all of these beliefs are centred around the idea that a persons life events are controlled by these factors.
These types of beliefs can inhibit a person taking positive actions.
From a Weight Loss Perspective these external beliefs might be something like:
- I’m addicted to chocolate
- I cannot stop myself eating
- I have a low metabolism
- I cannot lose weight
An Internal Locus of Control
People who have, or develop, an “Internal Locus of Control” tend to see life as “What You Make It” and take full responsibility for how their life “plays out.”
A person with an internal LOC sees themselves as the key to their successes and tend not to believe that their lives are controlled by all of these outside factors.
These types of beliefs “empower” people to take responsibility and lead to the ability to bring about changes that they desire.
When it comes to Weight Loss, an internal LOC leads to beliefs such as:
- I enjoy chocolate in sensible amounts
- I can easily eat the right quantities and types of foods
- I can succeed if I put in the effort
- I can cope with stress without turning to food
Take the Test
If you’d like to find out if you have either an Internal or External Locus of Control, try our our self-administered test on the Psychology Tools page.
Transform Your Thinking & Take Control of Weight Loss
Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Initial Consultations for Weight Loss Issues
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your weight loss problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and last around 50 minutes
Why not drop us an e-mail to find out if we can help before arranging your initial assessment or, if you prefer, leave us a message on our Facebook page: facebook.com/tranceformational/ and we’ll get back to you to arrange a mutual date and time.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established cognitive behavioural therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.
Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp.
I specialise in the following therapies:
I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, mediation and hypnotherapy-
Call Joan on: 07434 776504