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, Thank you for replying to my email. I thought I would just give you my two week update of experiences as you mentioned. It has been a great couple of weeks. I have felt positive, lighter, and more healthy. I have also noticed that I have not felt deprived of anything and not had cravings for huge amounts of foods like chocolate or sugary cakes. I have even had a couple of squares of chocolate that is in my cupboard without feeling the need to eat the whole block - a major achievement in itself. I have also found it much easier to excercise each day than I expected - going to the gym or walking and managing at least the 10 000 steps a day without too much effort. I do still wonder how it will all be once the enthusiasm of the initial time wears off - but I somehow feel this is all achieveable as an ongoing thing. The diary is an excellent tool and keeps me focused. I have learned that I previously ate even good food until I was really full, not thinking about how much I was eating at a meal. I have found that I need smaller amounts of food at a time and am generally more hungry mid mornings to mid afternoons than at any other time. I also get more hungry after going to the gym, and rather than not listening to that and not eating any more, I have more good food, until I satisfy my hunger! In terms of the statistics - I am amazed and happy. I had set a goal of losing 10 kg by the end of the year as I thought it was reasonable and acheiveable. In my two weeks I have gone from 117 kg to 113kg and from 123cm around the waist to 119cm. Amazing considering I feel better than ever and don't feel like I am missing anything. So, thank you. I am really looking foward to continuing on this journey and feel like I will actually reach my goal. Lisa "