As a life-long dieter, I’d never been able to maintain my weight. Always yo-yoing and not understanding why I couldn’t stay slim. When I met Valerie, I was at a very low point, I lacked self-confidence and felt very negative about my life. I was immediately struck by her warmth, enthusiasm and her overwhelmingly positive attitude to life. It’s quite infectious.
Over the past few months, she has helped me to understand the reasons why I eat and how I use and think about food. She’s challenged many of my preconceptions about myself and made me look at things very differently. As a result, I know that my future won’t involve yo-yo dieting and because I’ve addressed the reasons behind my eating, I know that I’ll be able to maintain a healthy weight. It’s a marvellous feeling.
At times, it’s been a tough and very challenging process, but it’s also been one of the most positive experiences of my life. Valerie is a superb counsellor, she talks plenty of common sense and has just the right balance of compassion and toughness. She has helped me resolve something that’s affected most of my life and I can’t thank – or – recommend her highly enough.