Are You Addicted to Chocolate?

It may sound fun, but chocolate addiction can be serious. Uncontrolled consumption of anything is bound to have negative consequences eventually. People become reliant on chocolate for different reasons. The heart of the struggle with chocolate addiction is the conflict between knowing you should stop, and at the same time craving the sweet rush it gives you. You can become genuinely dependent on that satisfaction spike to change how you feel — temporarily.

But chocolate can never really satisfy your true needs. As the addiction continues untreated, your cravings will increase, along with negative health outcomes. And because there’s not a lot of stigma attached to eating chocolate, it may be harder to admit that you have a problem.

The trained therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy are here to help if you’re ready to work towards change. We use a combination of addiction counselling methods and targeted hypnotherapy to help change patterns of behaviour. We offer sessions either online or face to face at our Highett clinic, depending on the practitioner and your preferences.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form for more information about how we can help you. All calls are confidential and there is absolutely no obligation.

If you’re keen to start, you can book an appointment to attend our clinic for a face-to-face session, or via a secure online connection.

Compulsive chocolate consumption is not as simple it may seem. The addiction has been associated with genetic, hormonal, personality-related, social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors — all of which vary from person to person. Regardless of the reason, eating too much chocolate can have a detrimental effect on your health, affecting energy, emotions and concentration levels. If you are reading this, it probably means that you know you need help to discover new ways to cope with emotional hunger.

Let’s work together to help you overcome chocolate addiction

In your first session, your therapist will explore your personal circumstances so they can put together the most effective treatment plan for you. The goal of treatment is to help you understand and manage your chocolate addiction by identifying and addressing underlying causes. This insight will help you create a genuine base of personal wellbeing and happiness so you’re less likely to crave sweet quick fixes. If you’re able to anticipate your triggers, you’ll be better equipped to resist temptation and break the cycle of chocolate cravings, guilt and disappointment.

How long does it take to overcome chocolate cravings?

It’s impossible to say exactly how long your treatment will take, since every client’s situation is different. After a couple of sessions, your therapist will usually be able to uncover the primary reasons for the problem, and evaluate how well the treatment is working. We will then have a clearer idea of how much more therapy is indicated to effect lasting change.

You may only need a few sessions to put you on the road towards overcoming chocolate cravings by yourself, depending on the complexity of the problem and your willingness to participate in the process. Others may benefit from regular, ongoing treatment.

Overcome Chocolate Addiction

How does Bayside Psychotherapy approach addiction counselling?

At Bayside, we think it’s important to take the time to get a detailed understanding of our clients. Rather than opting for band-aid solutions, we aim to pick apart the origins of your problem to increase the chances of lasting change. With experienced practitioners trained in counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Buddhist psychotherapy, among others, we have a wide range of of techniques to draw from to create the best program for you.

Are you ready to overcome chocolate cravings and regain control of your life? Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to find out how we can help you overcome the urge to binge on chocolate. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.

If you want to get a head start on your journey to recovery, you can download our self-hypnosis MP3 for chocolate addiction here.


Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, client commitment to and participation in the treatment process is essential to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.

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Therapists who do online

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Humaira Ansari
  • Kelli Tranter
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Paul Mischel

Therapists who do in-clinic

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Paul Mischel