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I’ve been on lots of diets and never achieved my ideal weight, can you help me?

Video Description

Clinical psychologist Steven Mahan discusses a more rounded approach to weight loss that considers a person’s emotional relationship with food, and how psychological therapy can help to achieve an ideal weight. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

Often, we engage in different diets as a way of controlling our weight and to achieve a goal weight. But often with psychological therapy that can help us to understand why we have a certain weight in mind we want to achieve. And also try to optimise perhaps engagement with commercial diets. So, for example, if we have an emotional relationship with food, without psychological therapy, sometimes it can be quite difficult to really perfect the diet that we want to go for. So with psychological therapy if you’re going at it from multiple angles, so the emotional side as well as how many calories you are taking in, it can help you to have more of a holistic and more rounded approach to weight loss. And most importantly, losing weight in a maintainable and a sustainable way, so that we prevent this yo-yo dieting. So, often people who engage in diets, their weights fluctuate over the years, and they’ve tried every diet under the sun. Whereas psychological therapy, rather than it being a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle change in trying to help people make lifelong and sustainable changes to their weights and their eating patterns.

Dr Steven Mahan

Dr Steven Mahan

19 June 2022

"Dr Steven Mahan is a Clinical Psychologist with many years’ experience in both the NHS and private sector. He specialises in adult mental health and has worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, social anxiety, eating disorders, work-related stress, health anxiety, and substance misuse. Throughout his career, Dr Mahan has gained extensive experience working with clients with relationship and interpersonal difficulties. "

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Dr Stacie Tay

Dr Stacie Tay attained her BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Nottingham and worked as a psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, before returning to the UK to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University College London.   

Dr Tay has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS for more than eight years, including primary and secondary care, specialist psychological services and forensic inpatient settings. She currently works as a Clinical Psychologist at the North East London Foundation Trust.  

She has extensive experience working with individuals and groups, providing evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness-based approaches as well as Schema-informed therapy.   

Dr Tay’s clinical experience involves working with people who present with a range of mild to severe mental health difficulties. This includes depression, anxiety (OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, health anxiety, phobia-related disorders, PTSD), stress related issues, low self-esteem, complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, grief and bereavement, and long-term health conditions.