Specialists in support before and after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is an excellent tool to improve health and achieve sustainable weight loss. Most people report significant benefits.
There are often numerous challenges along the way, from making the decision to have surgery to adjusting afterwards. Having support to cope with the way that surgery impacts on eating, body image and relationships is essential.
Whilst at a bariatric surgery conference in Nashville, we talked into the early hours about the limited amount of support for people who are considering, or who have had, bariatric surgery.
And from this, Living well Psychology was born!
We have created a series of workshops, retreats and can provide specialist support to help people flourish and thrive after bariatric surgery
Dr Snowdon-Carr is a chartered clinical psychologist with a special interest in bariatric surgery, weight management and eating disorders.
She has lead an NHS clinical psychology team within the Somerset weight management and bariatric services since 2008.
Over the last few years she has provided private bariatric surgery care with the South West E-Weightloss Surgery team as well as working privately with people in Bristol and Taunton.
With colleagues, Dr Snowdon-Carr has co-produced guidelines for the provision of psychological services in bariatric surgery for the British Obesity and Metabolic Society which have since been adopted internationally by the International Federation for the Study of Obesity. She has also co-written the British Psychological Society's document 'Psychological perspectives on obesity: Addressing policy, practice and research priorities' (2019). She regularly runs workshops and presents at conferences both within the UK and internationally.
She enjoys using a range of approaches to support people to develop a positive approach to caring for themselves with food and physical activity.