“It’s not your fault”

Premium Health Psychology Coaching: for the successful woman in control of everything – except her weight.


Contact Dr. Rebecca Stafford for Premium Health Psychology Coaching if:

  • you are apple-shaped rather than pear, i.e. your weight is primarily around your middle
  • you are highly motivated to lose weight
  • you have lost weight only to regain it
  • you feel others judge you on your weight & have no understanding of how hard this is for you
  • you fear your weight is a barrier to attracting your life partner OR a reason your partner may leave you
  • you feel shame and frustration around your unwanted weight
  • you avoid certain activities & social situations due to your weight
  • you sometimes feel ‘out of control’ around food
  • you have a love/hate relationship with food
  • you ‘comfort eat’ & feel guilty afterwards
  • you are more likely to over-eat in private
  • you swear to eat more healthily tomorrow – but tomorrow never comes
  • you feel you have tried everything
  • you feel you can’t control your weight – it controls you


What does Health Psych Coaching with Dr. Rebecca involve?

I provide unconditional therapeutic support – I understand how motivated you are and how hard you try

We explore:

  • the role of genetics in unwanted weight
  • the role of stress in unwanted weight – it both lowers the metabolism and triggers emotional eating
  • the little-known type of stress that is common to unwanted weight
  • how to reduce existing fat-depositing stress, as well as – importantly – how to reduce this type of stress at source
  • how while there are some psychology strategies for boosting willpower, relying on fallible, energy-sapping willpower, or self-control, is largely a waste of time
  • psychology strategies for beating emotional eating
  • the fastest way to ‘get back on the wagon’ after a lapse in healthy eating
  • getting a healthier lifestyle the easy way – by learning to apply powerful personalized motivation

While I don’t focus much on the food aspect – you know what’s healthy and not so healthy – there are some simple dietary changes that have demonstrated effectiveness in boosting health and weight-control.


Why work with Dr. Rebecca? 

  • I have a Ph.D. in Health Psychology – the study of the interaction between emotional and physical health
  • Over the last 12 years I have supported many people – both in a voluntary and professional capacity – reduce their stress, and boost their emotional and physical health. It’s my jam.
  • I know what it’s like. I narrowly dodged an eating disorder as a teenager, and still use psychology strategies to manage my sometimes excessive love of food.


“Within a few minutes of talking with Rebecca, my puzzling, frustrating behaviors started to make much more sense to me.  She provided me with enlightening information as well as with the tools to apply the information to my life, and with her help I’ve made some great changes.

One of which I know many people struggle with… exercising.  This had been a struggle of mine for years, but within a month of working with Rebecca I now exercise one hour a day, at least five days a week.. and I absolutely love it. This has impacted the quality of my life in ways I can’t put into words. I’ve also become more efficient overall – in time management and work productivity.

But what I believe made all my progress possible is Rebecca’s kind, humane, empathetic approach. She taught me the importance of self-compassion and celebrating my own successes, no matter how small they might seem – and it’s this new learned attitude that has paved an expedited path for growth. And Rebecca did this all while making the process of learning enjoyable, personalized, and funny”.


$NZ 800 + gst per hour – I come to your home or office within Auckland, NZ

$NZ 500 + gst per hour by Skype (or phone within NZ & Australia)

Do ask about additional complementary services, such as an ‘on call’ or retainer service

If you want to be in control of your weight – and not the other way around, click here to contact me

Unless I’m in the Himalaya’s I’ll respond within 24 hours