Dietary

Counseling is a “helping relationship” and the Counselor is the person who puts it into practice.
The Counselor neither advises, nor acts in place of or for the Client; he does not offer solutions, but rather “the opportunity to explore, discover, clarify more rewarding ways of living aimed at achieving a greater state of well-being” (British Association for Counselling - BAC - 1985).
The objective of good counseling is to assist the individual in strengthening his personal resources and in creating a relational and environmental support network. In order to achieve this goal, the Counselor utilizes techniques originating from various models of Humanistic Psychology. Counseling can be helpful during times of difficulty, conflict, stress, important decision-making, confusion or in the course of particular circumstances (such as separation, disease, bereavement, etc.) which are not easily confronted. Counseling is applicable in the healthcare sector in relation to dysfunctional lifestyles and behavior.

I personally offer the possibility of Dietary Counseling for weight and obesity problems when the patient experiences difficulty in adhering to the diet or relapses into the lifestyle and eating behavior that caused the weight gain. This type of Counseling thus constitutes a support to dietary and homeopathic treatments. During the sessions, I provide information on diet and eating requirements. Most importantly, we work on needs which are not satisfied and which cause the patient to lapse into dysfunctional eating behaviors, in order to help him understand his problem and manage it consciously.
Dietary Counseling is also recommended for adolescents and can be exceedingly helpful in indentifying eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia) which must then be treated by a multidisciplinary team.