Why diets don’t work

Willpower is not enough to overcome overeating There is a social assumption in much of our culture that people who are overweight could just stop overeating, and do some exercise. Lots of people come into my office with stories of how their Doctor, Personal Trainer, or friends have told them to just cut down on […]

Social anxiety and nervousness

Are you nervous of attending that social event? I’ve run a social group for people not currently in relationship, for 9 years.   People are nervous The most common thing I get messages about, is how nervous people are about coming to one of my events. Not everybody puts themselves in this category, but I […]

Overcome habitual comfort overeating

One of my friends wished me 'Happy chocolate day!' on Easter Sunday. I've heard it said that there are 3 days of the year that you can have chocolate for breakfast; Christmas, your Birthday, and Easter Sunday. How difficult is it to resist that social norm?! This pervasive attitude is just one of the MYRIAD [...]

Neediness & codependency

How to deal with neediness, or codependency urges. Shelley Treacher MA Counselling Psychology MBACP This is a list of (by no means exhaustive or original) things that you can try if you have the excruciating, stomach wrenching experience of feeling rejected and unable to let someone go. There are lots of different ideas here so [...]