Melanie GreenfeldRegistered Psychologist, Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Location: Leederville (45 Oxford Close)
Phone: 0411 033 918
Melanie works in private practice as well as conducting group therapy workshops.
She specializes in emotional eating behavior and aims to assist clients to break free from their struggle with food and weight. She does this by helping her clients to feel an enhanced sense of self-acceptance and self-worth, enabling them to care for themselves in a nurturing rather than a punitive way.
Melanie works with her clients to explore and understand the emotional reasons for their compulsive eating, and assists them to develop more effective methods of dealing with these emotions. They are then better able to regulate their eating behavior and develop healthy life-style habits.
Melanie encourages her clients to reject dieting, release their guilt and work with their bodies. She has completed intensive one-on-one training with me on my scientific principles and coaching methods.
What our readers say...
"Hi Amanda. Well, what a wonderful 2 weeks I've had. I just love food, and cooking. So to be able to eat so well over the past 2 weeks and lose weight has just been such a thrill for me. I've been cooking recipes from lots of different cookbooks, and eaten out a few times too, and enjoyed every mouthful. Over the past couple of years I've gone on strict calorie-controlled diets, lost weight, and then gone to the other extreme eating the foods I craved during that period, and in huge portions. I'd even eat when I wasn't hungry at all, just for the sake of it. So to now be at a place where I can eat the foods I really love, like coffee with sugar (not splenda) and all types of cheese (not just cottage cheese) and yogurt (not just 'no fat' brands) and beautiful breads, is such a relief. As you can see from my attached Success Diary, I've lost 1.8 kilos in the past 2 weeks. And I know this is something I'm going to be able to continue. Having said that, I'd be open to any feedback you have on the contents of my diary. It's been really interesting listening to my body for hunger signals. Some days I've eaten every few hours, and other days I have eaten 3 small meals only, and been completely satisfied. I'm learning that I'm not generally as hungry at night, so I'm serving myself a smaller portion, and going back for seconds if I truly want it. I'm also aware that I eat a lot more when I travel down to Melbourne to spend time with my Dad and sisters. So I need to be aware of that for next visit. I think this will become easier over time. Thank you so much for this gift! I've even got my two sisters reading your book now. With thanks, Ramona"