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Dr Helen McCarthy


Dr McCarthy offers personalised programmes to enable permanent weight loss. Whatever your current eating patterns, weight loss is achieved by making small stepwise changes to your current eating habits. You learn to use natural hunger and fullness signals to guide your eating and appetite. Learning to tolerate mild gentle hunger puts you back in touch with the systems we evolved to regulate eating and appetite. Anxiety is a natural part of change, especially around food and eating. These anxieties are anticipated and simple proven techniques are provided to overcome them. Weight loss naturally follows.

No diet sheets, no special foods, no calorie counting.

Individualised weight loss programmes
Achieving permanent weight loss through changes to current eating patternsIdentifying and overcoming obstacles to weight loss
Dealing with anxiety
Teaching how to re-establish awareness of natural hunger and fullness signals to guide and regulate eating and appetite.


Consultant Profile

Name: Dr Helen McCarthy
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Experimental Psychology University of Durham 1981, D. Phil. In Psychology University of Oxford 1986, British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology 1989
Specialities: Achieving permanent weight loss by stepwise change of eating behaviours using established psychological techniques. The 4 month “Positively Hungry” programme is a one-to-one course tailored to the changes each individual needs to make to achieve permanent weight loss.
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Year Qualified: 1989
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Membership of National Professional Societies: Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland, Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
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Contact Details

Appointments: 02920 764611
Private Secretary: Pippa Barrett
Contact Number: 02920 764611
Email Address: drhelenmccarthy@litfieldhouse.co.uk
Website Link: http://www.positivelyhungry.com