Video and Telephone services are now available!
Apart from providing an evidence based health program that focuses on overweight, obesity, prediabetes and diabetes issues, we also provide counselling for a range of conditions, using a cognitive behavioural approach. The conditions include:
- Sleep Disturbances– insomnia – difficulty getting to sleep and/or staying asleep.
- Stress Management
- Grief Counselling
- Post-natal depression
- Adjustment disorder (acute reaction to recent stressful or traumatic event – including death).
In Australia, sixty per cent of us are overweight or suffer from obesity, and by 2025 that figure will rise to 80 per cent. The International Obesity Taskforce has highlighted several areas to tackle obesity including the prevention and management of overweight and obesity, childhood obesity, assessing the economic impact of obesity in direct and indirect costs, as well as improving environments that tend to cause obesity.
The Small Steps Matter Program was developed with a focus on prevention to manage and reverse obesity or type 2 diabetes. The prevention component is to diagnose individuals with prediabetes before they develop type 2 diabetes or to identify individuals who are overweight and prevent them from becoming obese.
Small Steps Matter is a health program that promotes small healthy lifestyle changes, which can result in big health improvements to individuals.
The Small Steps Matter Program was developed by a psychologist and aims to bring together many effective strategies (published in medical and psychological journals) to make the goals of each person a reality. A collaborative process is used and realistic goals and strategies are discussed and agreed upon.
The standard program to learn the relevant strategies is made up of 6 to 10 sessions. Each session runs for 50 minutes.
Please note that you need a referral to claim from Medicare.
Video and Telephone consultations are now available! To make an appointment, contact Small Steps Matter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the contact form on our website or ringing 0416 072 557.