We are pleased to announce that we now have two Health & Wellbeing Coaches working with the Practice.
What is Health Coaching?
Health coaching is a service which aims to create positive long-term lifestyle changes surrounding health and personal wellbeing.
Often patients receive advice on how to make healthy lifestyle changes. They may already be aware of this information, but circumstances make these changes difficult to start or maintain.
This is where health coaching comes in. Unlike other services, health coaching encourages you to take control of your own health and wellbeing, through conversational methods designed to improve motivation, introduce health behaviours and develop ways of living a healthier life that works for you.
“Health Coaching is a Partnership”
Patients will be offered up to 6 sessions initially, which can be taken as and when is convenient to you. In the sessions, our coaches will discuss your goals, help set a specific aim, support your progress in achieving your goals, as well as getting to know the supports and challenges in your life. In between sessions, you have to opportunity to put the changes into practise and discover what works for you.
What goals do we work with?
If you have a health concern impacted by your weight or simply wish to feel more comfortable in your body, then we can work with you to make realistic and lasting lifestyle changes
More active lifestyle /exercise
Increasing activity can help improve quality of life, physical and mental wellbeing. However, this has become more difficult with the rising prevalence of desk jobs, car transport, and sedentary activities. Health coaching helps patients to look at increasing activity in their life.
Maintaining a healthier diet
Having a healthy, varied diet can help manage health conditions and prevent future ill health. We work with patients to identify what the reasons are behind a less healthy diet, to find healthier alternatives and how to maintain healthy habits.
Reducing stress and low mood
Physical and mental health are closely interlinked. A disturbance of one often impacts the other. We can help patients identify and address triggers which may impair their mental health and discover activities to help improve wellbeing and regain balance.
Managing health conditions
(Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease) Lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on pre-existing health conditions. Clients who have received health advice for a condition but struggle to integrate this into their life may benefit from health coaching.
If you feel that this service may be of use to you please contact our reception who can help you book your first telephone appointment.