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Online therapy sessions

There are a range of different reasons that clients see me for online video therapy sessions. So in my article for you today I will explain the advantages as well as some things that are important to think about if you are considering seeing me on video. I had been thinking about offering online video […]

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Using SMART goals to improve your health

By Dr Louisa Hoey Much of the work that I do with clients is centred around helping them develop healthy habits using psychological strategies. Some people want help to develop more healthy eating patterns, others want to try to have a more enjoyable relationship with exercise and others want to get better sleep. A lovely […]

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Building a Better Body Image

By Dr Louisa Hoey One issue that most of my clients struggle with is how to have a better body image. Body image is the way we see ourselves and how we feel about our bodies. Unfortunately we live in a society today that values thin women and muscular men. This ideal is pushed at […]

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The 2 minute guide to Mindfulness

By Dr Louisa Hoey Everyone is talking about mindfulness these days so I thought it would be useful to write something about what it is and how you can get started in a really simple way to be more mindful in your life. Mindfulness helps us to focus on what is really important in our […]

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

By Dr Louisa Hoey Is your thinking making you fat? I am consulted frequently by people who want to lose weight. Thanks to the myriad of fad diets out there, it is common for people to think there must be some magic diet or super food that will help them to lose weight once and […]

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How to Cope with a Plateau

By Dr Louisa Hoey So, you have worked really hard at losing weight and have enjoyed getting on the scales and seeing that number slowly but surely go down. How rewarding is that?!?! But now, you notice the loss has slowed right down and it seems that it won’t budge any further. This is a […]

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Bathroom scales: To weigh or not to weigh?

By Dr Louisa Hoey What? They want me to throw my scales out?? Many psychologists and health professionals believe that scales are evil and should be thrown out the window. They argue that scales are unreliable at measuring fat and they can throw your day into disarray all on the basis of an arbitrary number. […]

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Mindful Easter

By Dr Louisa Hoey Golden Rule In general, eat when you are hungry, stop when you are satisfied, and don’t eat when you are not hungry. A little non-hungry eating over Easter won’t hurt your weight loss as long as it is in moderation.  Read more for your very own Mindful Easter. Get Your Mindset Right Don’t tell yourself […]

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Over eating – 5 reasons you can’t break the cycle

By Dr Louisa Hoey Many of my weight loss clients come to therapy hoping that I will give them strategies and tricks to increase their willpower. Society promotes the idea that people who are slim are ‘good’ at being able to avoid ‘bad’ food. However, in my extensive work with disordered eating I would say […]

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Have you been fooled?

By Dr Louisa Hoey The diet industry employs clever people The diet industry spends millions of dollars on marketing to convince you that diets will help you lose weight.  They will tell you that their method is different, simple and will give you permanent results. The diet industry would have you believe that losing weight […]

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