Counseling > 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
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
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.