One-on-one help
If you're aged 19 and over and are having difficulties with food (eating issues), or you're unhappy with your body size or shape (body image issues), help is available.

There are many different approaches to healing these difficulties. Freedom with Food offers two different approaches which are described on this page. All one-on-one sessions take place in Wellington CBD, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Focussed, practical change
For most people, the way forward is a 10 week evidence-based programme which has helped many people successfully to overcome their difficulties with food and to change how they experience their body. Sessions take place once a week, and the learning is applied in daily life between the sessions. The focus is on making changes to how you eat and how you think, and learning how to manage difficult feelings. The resulting changes usually continue to develop and consolidate after the end of the 10 weeks.

Deep healing of underlying issues
For a few people the approach described above isn’t the right one, and in this situation there is an alternative available. Similarly to the 10 session programme, the starting point is to put some practical things in place; these act as a foundation for creating a positive relationship with food and your body. After this, a form of contemporary one-on-one psychotherapy is offered. In weekly sessions, you are supported in finding out and addressing any underlying issues which have been keeping in place your current relationship with food and your body. The resulting deep healing can transform not only your relationship with food and your body, but also other areas of your current life.

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If this might be the right time for you to take a step towards change, you're welcome to get in touch. If you're not sure which approach would be right for you, that's fine: the start of the process is a half hour meeting where we can talk through this and any other questions you have about the help available. You are welcome to bring whanau with you to this meeting. To find out more, or to book an appointment, just send a message.