Overeating and weight loss hypnotherapy in London
Would you like to feel more in control of eating and able to say 'no' to extra helpings?
Overeating and weight loss hypnotherapy will guide you to break the cycle of constantly dieting and feeling restricted. Sessions will help you feel positive and in control, more able to maintain a healthy weight long term. The Deep Dive Therapy approach focuses on disordered eating and your relationship with food. Some clients come specifically to lose weight. However many recognise that it’s comfort eating when stressed, low or bored, that needs to be addressed. Often clients are facing challenges around emotional eating, overeating or binge eating.
Since I am not qualified in nutrition or a dietitian, I do not tell you what to eat. Indeed, from my experience, the vast majority of people do in fact know what healthy eating is. However, it’s portion control or making choices about what, when or how much to eat, which are the real challenges. During sessions for overeating or disordered eating, we address the underlying causes of why it is hard to eat in a balanced way.
Sessions are interactive and involve a number of approaches. These include solution focused weight loss hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), mindfulness based tools and aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I do also offer a virtual gastric band hypnosis package.
Is it time to commit to a process of change?
It is extremely important to see sessions for weight loss, disordered eating, binge eating or overeating as a process. Unlike some other patterns or habits, for most people, repairing or improving their relationship with food, takes more than simply one or two sessions. It is important to be open minded and committed to change. I normally recommend working in blocks of sessions rather than going one session at a time.
Blocks of sessions can be paid for in two or three instalments. Single sessions last up to two hours and cost £200.
A block of four sessions: £740
Hypnosis for gastric band package: £350
If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy for weight loss or how I help reduce binge eating or overeating, fill in the enquiry form below. I look forward to hearing from you. Below you will find more information about hypnotherapy and overeating.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
In the video Jason delves into why he is equipped to help clients work through challenges with Deep Dive Therapy.
Diets do not solve overeating or comfort eating
A person comfort eats when decisions about which foods or how much to eat are motivated by a desire to change mood or how they feel. Comfort eating is about using food to satisfy an emotional hunger rather supplying the body with healthy nutrition when physically hungry.
Sometimes comfort eating is referred to as emotional eating or disordered eating. Common examples might be eating when stressed, anxious, bored, lonely or feeling down.
Often it’s only after the event, that we realise we ate ‘emotionally’. Common signs to look out for are feelings of regret or guilt or a resolution to do things ‘better’. A person might know full well that their eating patterns will lead to weight gain or health problems. However, they also feel little control or ability to say no. This feeling of compulsion is also a good indicator of emotional eating. Importantly, a diet or the next exercise trend simply won’t help you overcome emotional eating. In the long run, they could reinforce it.
Some clients get in touch since they are fed up of yet another diet. A diet is essentially a set of rules that imposes on you what to eat. Just think of some current diet trends. From intermittent fasting, cutting out carbs or fat to changing the times of day you eat. No diet will address the real underlying causes of comfort eating and overeating. Without addressing why you overeat or feel compelled to eat in an unhealthy way, you will forever be struggling with your weight. This constant struggle not only wastes time and energy but can negatively impact self esteem and possibly other areas of life as well.
Deep Dive sessions will help you discover how to reduce overeating, disordered eating, comfort eating or binge eating.
it's never truly about food
It’s normal to sometimes use food to feel better. We all do it from time to time. Food and eating is normally a wonderful part of life. There are so many styles of food, types of dishes, so many aromas and flavours. Cooking is often a way to show love to ourselves or others. We also celebrate events using food, be that a birthday cake or wedding breakfast. However, when someone ‘uses’ food to deal with or avoid stress, boredom, or anxiety, then it’s beneficial to look more closely. For example, a rich chocolate dessert can be an enjoyable occasional treat. It’s when it becomes a weight gaining daily indulgence, used to reward or comfort, that this eating habit may need addressing.
Deep Dive sessions provide tools to change unhelpful eating patterns. Sessions provide skills to help you feel more in control and know how to maintain a healthy weight long term. If you have felt any guilt or shame about your eating habits, we look at that as well.
It’s common for people to see food as an enemy or something to be ‘managed’. I hope that through sessions you will soon enjoy again the pleasure of eating food but feel less compulsion to overeat or comfort eat. Let’s repair your relationship with food.
If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy for weight loss, disordered eating treatment, gastric band hypnosis or how I help reduce binge eating or overeating, fill in the enquiry form below. I look forward to hearing from you.
DEEP DIVE TREATMENTS
The number of sessions required will vary and you are not locked into booking a certain number of sessions. Often you can simply decide at the end of a session if you feel you need to come back for further support. Sessions last up to two hours. With most people requiring no more than two to four sessions. The treatments listed are common challenges. If you can’t see what you are looking for, get in touch by email. It is likely we can help.
Types Of Therapy WE USE
Deep Dive Therapy sessions are tailor-made to your specific needs. Change is focussed and enjoyable. I aim to bring you excellent results in a short amount of time. During sessions at my London clinic I use a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), together with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and dynamic life coaching exercises and tools. Some sessions will include just one approach, others a mixture, according to what would be most effective to help you reach your chosen goals. Click the links here to find out more.
11 years - Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, CBT and Mindfulness based cognitive therapist.
Addictions and habits, anxiety, phobias, managing change and workplace conflict.
Deep Dive Therapy 1-4 two hour sessions. £100 an hour.
Coaching packages available.
Validated practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and the UK Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Deep Dive Therapy Work?
Deep Dive Therapy is a personal change concept not offered by anyone else. I am not wedded to one form of therapy and sessions draw in a number of approaches, including neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), clinical hypnotherapy and aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also frequently use life coaching and mindfulness-based approaches.
I am flexible and open, using my intuition and experience to decide what intervention would be the most useful for a client at the present moment.
With kindness and compassion, we dive in quickly on what is really bubbling under the surface for you. Addressing what is really going on, but at your pace and in line with what you are happy to do.
Yes, there are many hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners and life coaches. However, I bring a very fresh and effective way of working. I call my technique ‘Deep Dive’ since we get to the core and underlying issues quickly. I don’t waste your time on anything you don’t need.
For most challenges sessions last up to two hours. You will see that for some treatments sessions are shorter. For example, life coaching sessions, following an initial two hour session, are 50 minutes in duration.
For some phobias, one session is sufficient. For many addictive patterns, between two and four sessions are beneficial. Sessions can be weekly or spaced out. My quit smoking programme is for two sessions, one session of just over 90 minutes, with a second ‘quit session’ of 50 minutes. Life coaching packages vary in session number.
I have found that sessions of up to two hours in duration can ensure we really do dive deeply into the issues at hand. In a shorter one hour session, it can happen that we have to stop just as we were getting to the real issues. Things get left on a ‘cliff-hanger’. This is frustrating and may delay change and progress. We have to restart again a week later, rather than continuing and building on the positive momentum just created.
The process is straightforward. Simply get in touch today using the enquiry form and we will arrange a time for your first session. I also offer a free, no-obligation, initial phone consultation. Use your free consultation to ask any questions (no matter how small) and decide of I am the right therapist for you. Once we have a date in the diary, I will send you a brief background questionnaire to fill-in as well as a document which outlines terms and conditions around how sessions are run.
Session last up to two hours and are £200. 50 minute sessions are £100. Life coaching fees vary according to package. The standard smoking cessation programme is £245.
I do understand that sessions are an investment and paying upfront for sessions can be difficult for many people. For individually booked sessions, you will need to pay in full before or at your session.
If you book a package of sessions, you can pay in instalments. However, in general, you will pay at least £200 before your first session. The remainder will normally be paid, in full, before your last package session. If you require a longer period to pay, please be in touch to discuss your needs.
We will establish very clearly when and how much your payment plan is. This will be by email or on paper so that our agreement is recorded.
When you book a session it is for up to two hours. This means that I will set aside this amount of time for you and I will be totally available for that time. You have paid for my time. If you come late, no matter what the reason, I cannot make any promises that we will be able to go beyond your agreed session time. I do not give refunds when you are late.
Sometimes coming late is unavoidable, should there be train delays, traffic or unavoidable holdups. However, if you anticipate there could be delays, ensure you leave enough time. It's better to be a few minutes early than a few minutes late.
If you do need to cancel a session, please be aware that your booking is subject to a rigid 48-hour cancellation/rearrangement policy. If I do not receive a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation or rearrangement, I will still charge for the appointment in full. If a £1 pre-authorisation payment has been taken on your debit or credit card for the first session, I reserve the right to use these card details to charge for the appointment via PayPal. If I have not taken a pre-authorisation, I will raise an invoice and email it accordingly.
Terms and conditions of how sessions are run will be set out in your ‘Working Agreement’ document. This document you will receive by email after you book your first session. I am always happy to discuss this contract and make changes to suit your needs.
If you have booked a two-session smoking cessation programme and attended one session, there is no refund for the second session. You will, however, have that session as a 50-minute session ‘credit’, which you can use for a future session, or gift to a friend to use in your place.
If you have paid for a package of sessions and in so doing received a discount for a block of sessions, cancelling will mean you are no longer entitled to the discount rate. Any sessions attended will revert to the regular session fee of £100 an hour/ 50 minutes. A refund will be based on that rate.
No client financial information, including credit or debit card details, is stored by Deep Dive Therapy. We retain client email addresses for the purposes of communicating regarding a client’s sessions or for marketing purposes. We do not share your information with any third party or partner. As a therapist, I make brief notes, for myself, to summarise sessions. These notes are kept locked and secure. Only I have access to them. Notes are destroyed when no longer needed. Notes are stored for seven years due to United Kingdom legal requirements.
Sessions are confidential. I will not share anything you say with anyone else. I hope you will feel free to talk openly and sessions can feel like a haven, a safe space to be honest.
However, there are two scenarios in which I may share information about you with someone else. The first is if I should consult a colleague or supervisor to ask their advice about how best to help you. In this situation, I will not use your name and will change some details to ensure your identity is kept confidential.
The other scenarios which are relevant are if I feel that you may harm yourself or others or if you talk (boast) about committing a serious crime.
Unless it is an emergency, I will always discuss with you before speaking to someone else about you. You should feel confident about how sessions work and not feel any need to hold back on anything you wish to say. Please ask me any questions about this, so it is clear.
As much as I would love to 100% guarantee you success, sadly I cannot do so.
Many think that hypnotherapy, in particular, is like a magic wand. Popular thinking is that a client doesn’t need to do anything actively and the hypnotherapist will miraculously remove whatever problems a person has. I wish it was that simple. You will need to do some work too. All the great changes you wish to see must be carried out by you. You are responsible for your decisions, habits, choices and mindset.
What I can guarantee is that I will work my hardest for you. I promise to provide you with the best tools I have, to ensure you have the greatest chances to succeed. In return, if you have strong determination and are prepared to roll your selves up and commit to the ‘work’, I do hope you will see some wonderful changes.
I’m passionate about what I do. I really get a great deal of joy and satisfaction seeing people receive results far and beyond what they expected. I hope this will be the case for you also.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for emotional and behavioural change work. Hypnosis is really the guiding of someone into a relaxed state. During hypnosis, your eyes are closed and you are relaxed. However, you are able to hear everything that is going on. You do not lose control and can open your eyes if there is a need to do so. It is a myth that you can be tricked into doing something you would object to. Clinical hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to guide you through some helpful and powerful visualisations. Hypnotherapy is relaxing and addresses subconscious patterns of thought so that you can shift mood, thoughts and ideas.
In general, most people can experience hypnosis. In my experience, it is rare that someone is unable to go into a ‘trance’. However, if you find it very hard to relax or find it difficult to trust other people, it is still possible but may just be harder work for your therapist. It is not advised to undergo hypnotherapy if you have recently drunk alcohol or taken drugs or strong medication. Check before your session if you have any concerns about your suitability.
Many clients find that between one and four Deep Dive therapy sessions are sufficient to make some wonderful changes. We get to the underlying issues quickly and set you on a positive course. However, life coaching is about longer-term support over a few months. Coaching is ideal for someone navigating ongoing work projects and relationships, wishing to create change, or perhaps get used to new life circumstances.
In other words, life coaching or executive coaching helps you succeed in challenging changing or ongoing situations. So, for example, a person suffering from high anxiety may have just a few sessions. However, someone going through a divorce or navigating running a new business may need more ongoing support.