Have you tried and tried to lose weight in the past with no success? Obesity and overweight is a widespread problem in our modern society, and many people struggle to achieve permanent weight loss on their own — which is understandable. The reasons behind an individual gaining excess weight are complex and unique to them, physiologically and psychologically, and the obstacles they face taking it off can be even more so.
Dieting, exercise, and trying to adopt healthier habits might be things you’ve tried with disappointing results. Repeated cycles of weight gain and weight loss can be damaging not just to your morale, but to your physical and mental health — as well as making it even more difficult to burn fat in future. If this is the situation you’re in, it might be time to seek therapy customised to your personality and weight loss history to help you regain control once and for all.
Our experienced counsellors at Bayside Psychotherapy can provide ongoing support throughout your weight loss process, adjusting treatment to suit your needs. Working with empathetic and knowledgeable professionals could put you in the best position to regain your health and self-confidence through lasting weight loss. We work with clients either in person in our Melbourne offices or via secure online connection, depending on what’s most comfortable and convenient for you.
Unpacking the problem of weight
There are so many reasons why people struggle to maintain their ideal weight. Emotional eating, reinforced eating habits, cultural associations with food, the abundance of cheap and fattening processed food, and stressful, sedentary work lives all contribute to the weight problems plaguing western society. Unrealistic societal norms perpetuated by a greedy mass media don’t help either! Despite the relentless diet and ‘wellness’ narrative throughout popular culture, people who want to lose weight often feel shame and fear, and uncertainty about how to start. Weight gain is often connected to a subconscious desire for protection over a person’s development, which can make for a frustrating battle unless the reasons behind that are addressed. For all these reasons, dieting and “willpower” usually prove to be inadequate.
The good news is, no matter how deeply ingrained your weight problem is, it is possible to achieve change with sufficient support and treatment.
The therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy work with individuals to help them gain insight into their unique issues with excess weight, rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all methodology. We have more respect for you than that! Counselling and hypnotherapy for weight loss may help you gain more control over your eating habits, and more motivation to keep up exercise routines. Hypnotherapy works to strengthen the subconscious mind, bolstering determination to effect permanent change in eating habits for a healthier future.
Find out how our weight management counsellors can work with you to overcome food and body image issues!
How long will treatment take?
The duration of treatment will vary from patient to patient based on their physical and mental circumstances, the nature of underlying issues related to their weight gain, and their degree of commitment to the process. Many people feel a marked improvement in motivation and will power after just a few sessions, but many will also find that a longer, deeper therapy pathway will have more reliable and lasting results.
Bayside Psychotherapy also offers targeted self-hypnosis MP3 recordings you can download to bolster the effectiveness of counselling and hypnosis sessions.
How does Bayside Psychotherapy approach weight loss counselling?
The weight management counsellors at Bayside Psychotherapy design treatment programs to meet the individual needs of the patient after thorough assessment. We have clients who book online counselling or hypnotherapy sessions from all over Melbourne, Australia and even the world to get help with their weight. So whether you live in our local region or in a different time zone, our experienced therapists are available to help, in a private and non-judgemental space.
For more information or to book a confidential assessment, call (03) 9557 9113 or enquire using our contact form.
If you’d like to get a head start on therapy, Bayside Psychotherapy offers several self-hypnosis recordings that may help with weight loss.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely on our clients’ full commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
Reception phone hours
8:30am – 5:30am
Monday – Friday
(closed on public holidays)
Choose your own date and time for an online session
- Monday 8:00am to 8:00pm
- Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm