Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treats disorders by changing patterns of behaviour and thought that may be unhelpful. It is now internationally established as a key method of helping overcome longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. This unique self-help guide for those who have a long-term problem with their weight is based on the ground-breaking work in London's only NHS clinic for obesity. It is not a diet book or a healthy eating regime - instead this accessible guide will help you understand why you have gained weight and can't shift it, and why quick-fix diets are not the answer. It will tackle your mental approach as well as the physical problems. For the first time the two doctor authors have put in book form their clinically tested, comprehensive course, based on CBT techniques, that can help you to overcome your weight problems and improve the rest of your life.
Dr Grace is the author of Overcoming Weight Problems, along with Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert. Until very recently she worked at London's only specialist NHS clinic for overweight people. She is a dietician and is currently based at Queen Mary's, University of London, undertaking a research project exploring perceptions and understanding of diabetes risk in the local Bangladeshi community. Dr Clare Grace is a registered dietician who has specialised in weight management since 1994. She gained most of her experience through working at a London NHS specialist obesity clinic. Dr Grace has published a number of papers and journals articles on issues relating to the management of overweight and obesity and is a commitee member of the Dieticians Obesity Management group and a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity, the British Dietetic Association and the Nutrition Society. Dr Gauntlett-Gilbert is the author of Overcoming Weight Problems, along with Clare Grace. Until very recently he worked at London's only specialist NHS clinic for overweight people. He is a clinical psychologist and his areas of special interest are weight issues and chronic pain. Dr Gauntlett is a member of both the British Psychological Society and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).