Helen TownsleyIntegrative Therapist

I started my career in business and worked for 12 years as a Risk Consultant. I loved my work, but after having 2 children very close together I took a break and stayed home to look after them. During these years, I spent many hours talking to friends about all their problems, I was always the one that they turned to.

I listened and offered another way of viewing the problem

I would listen to them, offer another way of viewing the problem and leave them feeling a bit calmer and stronger. So when looking for a career change, I thought I’d develop my natural talents. I have been training as a Psychotherapist for 4 years now at Regents College in London.

I knew very early on that I wanted to specialise and the one area I found myself constantly interested in was eating issues. I have always been fascinated in the latest diet and nutrition advice, always wanting to be one stone lighter myself! I am often appalled by TV programmes addressing overeating, and how simplistic and insensitive people are about such complex problems. My special interest is in overeating and obesity and how it is becoming an epidemic in our society. There are so many new ideas about food and health but so little being discussed about the psychological barriers that stop us moving forward; all these issues can be discussed here at WeightMatters.

Finding a new approach to food has allowed me to be so much more relaxed and I feel stronger and healthier than I have for years.

I changed my relationship with food

After a few years of poor health I now see food very differently. The focus of my eating is now on my health and energy levels, and not whether I can fit into my jeans! I need to be healthy and full of energy to keep up with my kids and focus on my career. This is so much more important to me now than sticking to a restricted diet. Finding this new approach to food has allowed me to be so much more relaxed and I feel stronger and healthier than I have for years. I would be delighted to help you explore how you view food and develop new ways of thinking about your eating habits. Together we can discover a balanced approach that works for you. I look forward to hearing your story.

My special interest is in overeating and obesity and how it is becoming an epidemic in our society.

Times and Fees

My Fees

  • £110Standard Session
  • £590Block of 6 peak
  • £95Off Peak
  • £510Off peak block
  • £400Half Breakthrough Day

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

I am available at additional times for remote support using

Skype
Facetime

Qualifications & Training

  • 2016 Working With Anorexia and Restrictive Undereating - WeightMatters Training Academy
  • 2015 Essential Nutrition when Working with Eating Disorders - WeightMatters Training Academy
  • 2013 Compulsive/Binge Eating - Julia Buckroyd Training
  • Understanding your Eating - Introduction - Licensed Practioner Training - Julia Buckroyd Training
  • 2012 MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling - REGENTS COLLEGE, LONDON
  • 2009 Foundation in Psychotherapy & Counselling - REGENTS COLLEGE, LONDON

Services I Provide at WeightMatters

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