I was always intrigued how our eating is closely correlated to our mental performance, physical health and self-worth. This curiosity led me to obtain a BA in Physical Education and an MA in Sport Management, but I realised that is was not enough, our connection with food is much more complex. So, after moving to UK, I became a qualified Counsellor and I am in the final stage of an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
My background, experience and passion for travelling has developed my understanding of the socio-economic and cultural influences impacting our eating behaviour and habits. I am struck by how our society constantly creates demands about how our bodies should be.
I have worked and trained in a variety of mental health settings for several years and set up my private practice in 2016. I have also worked in the education as a special needs teacher for over a decade.
I work from Transactional Analysis model, which explores an individual’s personality and how this has been shaped by their experiences, particularly those in childhood.
I offer a non-judgemental, secure and respectful environment, where the relationship between the client and the therapist is at the heart of the work. This type of therapy helps to recognise the client’s self-worth and to achieve the goals by focusing on the commitment to change.
What we experience with food is what the mind has cleverly adapted as coping mechanism to deal with problems. I believe that the physical hungers are manifestations of deeper discomfort or suffering. Therefore, by working together on increasing your awareness of your way of being in the world and in relationship to others, we get closer to understanding why you reach for food and learn what you need to make different decisions.
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