Rochelle Craig MSc, FDAP Accred. / food addiction/compulsive overeating
I work with all addictions with a special interest in food addiction/overeating/obesity. My journey to becoming qualified and working in this area began as a result of my own suffering from addiction and ultimately getting into recovery. Today I feel privileged to be working in this particular field sharing my experience, strength, optimism and professional knowledge in the unwavering hope that all my clients will walk free from the chains of addiction.
My basic technique is The Minnesota Method. This method is fundamental in the treatment of addiction. It is a holistic approach dealing with the mental, physical, emotional and spritual aspect of addiction. It has a basis in the 12-step model which stresses abstinence, group therapy, cognitive and behavioural change and accepting and giving support to others in the same situation.
FOOD ADDICTION/OVEREATING/WEIGHT PROBLEMS
This is my specialist field and I run Freedom From Emotional and Compulsive Eating groups. If you have struggled all your life to lose weight then you may have a dependency on food and this group will address this particular area and offer solutions to the problem.
I firmly believe in the power of group work and the addiction treatment group will help individuals to step out of the secret and isolated world of addiction and encourage them to build up trust and make connections with others in the same situation.
I also offer 1:1 counselling which I believe is an invaluable therapeutic support for those who may find it difficult to share in a group setting, however, I do eventually encourage clients to join a group to help them to connect with others in the same situation and gain strength from the shared experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Addiction Counselling. I am fully accredited with The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals.
I have been working in an addictions treatment centre since 2004 and am the lead counsellor/group facilitator for the eating disorders/food addiction group.
I am fully experienced in working with all addictions and have a special interest in working with eating disorders/obesity.
I have been in recovery from an eating disorder/addiction for over 15 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Love and Sex Addiction, Self-harm, Prescription drug addiction, Over-the-counter drug addiction, food addiction, compulsive overeating, obesity.
One-to-One Counselling - £65-00 per 50 min session.
Group Therapy - £35-00 per person for 80 min session. Groups must be paid for as a monthly booking - £140-00. Groups will comprise between 3-6 clients.
All sessions are open ended and clients may attend for as long as they feel necessary.
BACP ENDORSED CPD TRAINING
I am running training courses - Working with Obesity - Looking at Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder. All details are on my website and on the events page of this Counselling Directory.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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