You want to help your child.
As a parent myself, I understand how hard it can be to support your child sometimes. There may be times in their own lives that they can really find an impartial ear very useful. The benefit for them of talking to someone like me is that I am not their 'parent', not their 'friend', not their 'family' member, not their 'educator'. This gives them some real space to explore their own thinking and work through their problems and find solutions. I use the time with them to teach them some techniques that they may find useful, that they can use independently in their own time of need. This enables them to feel resourceful. Please refer to Areas of Treatment page.
The Parent/Child Package for all under 18s consists of 3 sessions (each an hour) with me:
- The first is for one or both parents to consult with me over, presenting the issue/problem as they see and find. This appointment is so important as it also enables me to discuss potential ways forward and how I might work with your child.
- The following session is work with your child independently, working with them to identify the problem from their own perspective, and really get that 'mapped out'. This in itself is a useful exercise, as they begin to notice patterns and 'see things' differently with some understanding and a different line of questioning, more akin to coaching.
- The third session, is building on from the second session and harnessing tools and and techniques that will have been introduced in the second session.
- Some children benefit from continued support and for this reason there is a coaching package, which entitles your child to a 30 minute session with me each week.
Having been overweight for so much of my life, whether as an office professional grazing at my desk or as a busy mum to three young children, I was piling on the pounds with an almost addictive need to eat just to get me through each day.
There was little time for self-care and I got used to accepting being big as the way I was meant to be. I felt so stuck in a rut with no escape and no control over the numerous bad habits I was in.
I was styling it out with a pretend smile, until I finally said enough was enough and I CHOSE to change.
In 2017, I was became a CWP Celebrated Slimmer for the 2017 Slimmer Competition, having lost 5.5 stone along with my husband, who himself lost 4.5 stone on the weight loss plan.
I have walked the walk.
I aim to use mindfulness and wellbeing approaches, alongside the practical support in my capacity as a 1:1 Diet Consultant, to help you to understand your eating behaviours better, to get you focussing on your overall goals and to empowering you to go on to achieve them.
Let me work with you to help you to understand yourself better so that you too can experience a more loving relationship with food.
Now, I have found a new way to LIVE my life with confidence and a spring in my step, doing things I never thought possible – I am no longer just existing from day to day, I am genuinely happy and I want this for all my clients.
I am committed to working with you to make these life changes sustainable, so that you too can enjoy maintaining your well-earned efforts.
I offer day and evening sessions during the week within which I provide 1:1 support which is:
- Good humoured
Children welcome, box of tricks to keep them occupied and distracted!
When I first met Vidya, I was immediately drawn to her - her own experience is real and she is clearly committed to her own continuing personal development. Her authenticity, relaxed and (wonderfully) open style puts me at ease and allows for productive, honest dialogue. Her commitment to her clients is unrelenting and either I'm very lucky that her style suits me so well or, as I suspect, she is just very good at meeting the individual needs of each of her clients.
I couldn't ask for a better Consultant to be doing this journey with. Vidya listens, understands, offers the ultimate advice. She has helped me lose 2 stone* already! Thanks to her, I have opened my eyes to my own opportunities. Currently on Step 3, I'm now a regular gym goer too, and this step enables me to workout having eaten sufficient food!
Since seeing Vidya I have seen significant weight loss. Her support has been invaluable. The one-to-one sessions have given me the opportunity to talk through strategies for dealing with different situations and thinking about my long term goals. I have stayed on track and now understand weight loss is so much more than just losing weight. Dealing with how I see and use food will help me maintain my weight loss. Vidya has been an incredible support throughout this journey and is always there at the end of the phone when things are hard. I couldn't have done this without her.