“Coming to Mark I was struggling to control my low moods and eating habits. In a small number of sessions we managed to attack the route of the problem much better than other types of therapy I have tried before. I feel much more in control of my emotions and rarely find myself over eating. A real difference to talking therapies and CBT that I have used in the past. I cannot recommend Mark enough, a genuinely nice guy with a lot to offer.” Rob Harrison
“I went to see Mark at a time when my eating habits were out of control. I had been a serial yo yo dieter for years and had gone back and forth to various popular dieting clubs but always ended up putting any weight I had lost back on. I realised that there must be a reason why I felt the need to eat excessively, sometimes in secret, at times and longed to establish a normal relationship with food which I could sustain for life.
I feel that I have gained so much from Mark in such a short time and find myself being much more aware of the pressures I put on myself as well as those pressures I allowed other people to put on me. I have also come to realise that some of those pressures were unnecessary, particularly when I felt some negativity creeping in and as a result I have managed to make some positive changes in those areas. For example I now know that trying to please people all the time meant that I had little time left for me and that I had no focus on what my needs were. I clearly wasn’t happy when prioritising other people’s needs over mine and this led to me comforting myself with an excessive and obscene amount of “treats” and junk foods.
Going back to a conversation we had in our first meeting Mark raised a point that sometimes people have a “fantasy” about the person they are or want to be and I recall at the time that I did feel a little aggrieved by that comment but I actually think he hit the nail on the head. I have given this concept a lot of thought since then and have come to realise that there is a part of me who enjoys the idea of doing certain things more than the actual execution of it and actually, it is that part of me that sets the unrealistic and unachievable goals which then has a knock on effect with my poor eating habits and leads me to be unhappy and so the cycle continues. I am now learning to do what I actually enjoy doing, when I am able to do it and will focus on that for the time being.
I am feeling very positive about the future and a lot more content with myself than I was just a short 3 sessions ago and I have Mark to thank for that life changing clarity.” Emma
IMPACT: Problem Eating
- Up-to-date ideas, knowledge and techniques from psychology and neuroscience to suit your needs and situation.
- No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ approach – I will support you by developing an approach that helps you to overcome bad eating habits in ways that work for you. You will be surprised to find just what you are capable of. You will be shown useful ways to create more positive eating habits and the self-belief to make lasting changes.
- One to one sessions – you will be supported, understood and accepted for who you are. You won’t be judged or labelled and made to feel embarrassed or guilty about your eating habits. I will help you to understand the reasons behind your problematic eating habits and show you how to overcome them. Together, we will have a different type of conversation about food.
Struggling to overcome bad eating habits? Please contact us to make the difference you are after.
Disclaimer: At Conversations With Impact, we make a distinction between mild-to-moderate problem eating and Eating Disorders. If you have a diagnosed – or suspected undiagnosed – Eating Disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder, we recommend seeking specialist support. Your GP will be an initial source of information for accessing specialist help, but the excellent eating disorders charity ‘b-eat‘ can also provide information and support at https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Nutrition and dietary advice: Our problem eating services are designed for people who already know what is or is not the right food to eat – there is plenty of information on healthy eating out there already. We help people who want to know HOW to eat differently. And because our focus at Conversations With Impact is on how people eat rather than what they eat, we leave the dietary and nutritional advice to those with the qualifications to provide it. If in doubt, start by contacting your local GP.