Radio & Conferences

Radio program : La vie du bon côté (translated as The Bright Side of Life)

 

Changing your relationship with food, with Ingrid Richaud


Sylvie HONORE (radio host for the show “La Vie du Bon Côté”): Ingrid Richaud, counseling psychologist, helps her overweight patients to love themselves more so as to better listen and respect their body and hunger sensations. The goal being to help the person achieve healthy weight loss while eating with pleasure and satisfaction, and being kind and gentle with themselves. The rhythm is that of the client ! Most of the time, patients leave therapy feeling much lighter physically and psychologically. How can we eat guilt-free ? Focus on the Bio-Psycho-Sensorial Approach !”


Conference « Weight Management without dieting : Are you also yoyoing with your weight?”

Conférence : Gestion du poids sans régime : Vous aussi vous jouez au yoyo avec votre poids ?


Speaker at the PAC (Présence et Action Culturelle – Presence and Cultural Action): Health in all its states ! Outline of sectarian abuses : cycle of conferences on devious sects in the health domain.

Subject: Drink… Eliminate ! On Jasmuheen’s Breatharianism and Anorexia Disorder by Sandrine Mathen, from the CIAOSN, and Ingrid Richaud, Clinical Psychologist, specialized in eating disorders.

PAC


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Appointments

Schedule an appointment :
 

By phone : 0472/71.29.30

By email : psy.irichaud@gmail.com

 
Consultations by appointment only :

Centre 67Well-Being and Health Center

Rue de Mons, 67, 1400 Nivelles

All consultations are held in Nivelles (easy access from Braine l’Alleud, Waterloo, Charleroi) 

Sessions last 45 minutes each.

Should you have to cancel your reserved appointment, please take note that there is a 48 hour notice policy. This policy allows me to give your appointment time to another patient. Within the 48 hours prior to our meeting, whether you show up or not, the consultation will be billed.

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Eating Psychology

Gestion du poids

Many people would give anything to know how to eat what they like, not worry about putting on weight, and feel good about their body. Eating is not only a physiological need but also an emotional need. It is normal for a person to be tempted to eat when feeling bored or after a hard day at work. Often when we try to obtain our ideal weight, we think more about how we can control our eating habits (“not eat this or that”, “think about something else”, “not eat now…”) rather than how we can please ourselves now (“this chocolate is delicious”).

Though it seems at odds with weight loss, never has pleasure and self love been so important in the success of weight management. It is in fact through pleasure eating that one can find satisfaction and therefore not feel the need to continue eating. The problem is rather that the person cannot find satisfaction while eating because of emotions getting in the way, such as guilt about eating certain foods or fear of putting on weight. When we let emotions block us from feeling satisfied, we tend to eat compulsively and may develop an eating disorder, such as overeating even when feeling disgusted or overly full.

The approach I practice in therapy has nothing to do with dieting. It is all about reconnecting the mind to the heart and body while eating. It is based on the well established G.R.O.S. (Groupe de Reflexion sur l’Obésité et le Surpoids- Reflection Group on the Obese and Overweight) approach, which  helps people listen to their hunger and satiety cues instead of eating because of habits. By associating their philosophy to psychology, it is by far the most respectul and loving way you can learn to keep excess weight off, while eat what pleases you and feeling good about it.

Gestion du poids et Liberté

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Psychological consultations

Some common reasons for a consultation :

 

Emotional issues, such as feeling anxious/stressed, fatigued, burned-out, anger, a sensation of failure, general sadness, or depression

Difficulty adjusting to a change, such as a separation, divorce, death, new job, or unemployment

Relational difficulties at work, with your partner, or family

Intimacy issues

Existential related questions (sense of self and purpose in the world)

An unhealthy relationship with food or an eating disorder, such as chronic yoyo dieting, anorexia, bulimia, overweight, and obesity

 

Psychological consultations give you a confidential space where you can speak freely and think more in depth about what is keeping you from moving on and leading a more meaningful life. My purpose is to help you get out of any vicious cycles you might be stuck in and ask you questions that will help you shift your perspective about the problems you are facing.
You are welcome to come for an in-depth therapy work or perhaps, sometimes for an emergency, just once to ask about a particular subject, or just unload unnecessary burden.
 
Whatever the reason may be, I invite you to ask yourself why wait to feel even worse before deciding to get better ?
 

Consultations: Adults, adolescents, and children (if under 10, it is preferable they be accompanied). French or English speaking consultations, as I am a native speaker of both languages.

 

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Carte d'Ingrid Richaud (recto) , psychologue à Wavre et à Nivelles (Brabant Wallon)Carte d'Ingrid Richaud (verso), psychologue à Wavre et à Nivelles (Brabant Wallon)

Who am I ?

Ingrid Richaud, psychologue clinicienne As a cognitive and behavioral psychologist, my ultimate goal is to help people get better using a very specific proven method. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication problems, and eating issues. I pay special attention to adapt the sessions to your specific needs and personal objectives by helping you improve your social and emotional health as well as address any concerns you may have about other personal issues, be it with work, your relationships, or self-image.

After encountering many tools and approaches, I chose to specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a well-documented model encompassing many different tools such as mindfulness, focusing on actions, increasing flexibility, values work, and building motivation.

I also have expertise in eating disorders and more generally, in eating psychology. For this, I base my work on Dr. Jean-Philippe Zermati’s Bio-Psycho-Sensorial Approach. It is, to my knowledge, the best way to treat an eating disorder as well as any other kind of suffering linked to eating and body dissatisfaction. The idea behind it is not to tell you what to eat but to help you change your eating behavior by letting your body signals guide you. Listening to your hunger cues, understanding your emotional needs, and finding pleasure and satisfaction in food are some of the key elements that will help you find and maintain your weight and peace of mind.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree at Wells College (Aurora, New York) and a Master’s Degree at the Université Catholique de Louvain  in psychology, I have consistently updated my education with workshops, regular trainings, and continued readings. For instance, “The key tools to leading a happier life” workshop is one of the trainings I regularly bring to the therapy room when appropriate.

I am currently enrolled in a 4 year program in Systemic Family Psychotherapy as it is essential for me to offer the best possible care to patients. This will mostly come in hand for patients with relational difficulties (couple, family and /or workplace environment).

 

Continued training and education :

 

Systemic Family Psychotherapy by CEFORES, Centre Chapelles-aux-Champs

(4 years – in progress)Logo UCL Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve

Post-traumatic stress disorder and Complicated Grief by Christophe Herbert

January 2019FormationsPsy

Burn-out Syndrome by Professor Jacques de Mol

January 2019FormationsPsy

MBSR (Mindfulness based Stress Reduction)

8 week cycle with Doctor Bernadette Dupuis

April 2018- June 2018

Malignant Narcissist and his accomplice by Alberto Eiguer FormationsPsy

May 2018

Regular Trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Since 2015

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ACTiff, Licence 82691122869

What prevents me from acting ?Logo CentrEmergences Centre de développement personnel et coaching louvain-la-neuve

Centre Emergence de Louvain-La-Neuve

September 2015

Conflict Management and Non Violent CommunicationLogo Univers Santé de l'UCL

Univers Santé, UCL

November 2014

The key tools to leading a happier lifeLogo UCL Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve

UCL

2012

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Cayuga Counseling Services

2009
 
 

Association member :

 
GROS – Reflection Group on the Obese and Overweight

Le GROS - Le Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Obésité et le Surpoids
 
 
 
ACBS – Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

ACBS - Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFSCC – French Speaking Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
 

Partners : 

 
Play2Move – Sport’s centre in Nivelles, a club like no other :

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Le Centre 67 – Health and well-being Center :

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Welcome

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Who am I ?

Ingrid Richaud, psychologue clinicienne et spécialiste des troubles du comportement alimentaire

As a cognitive and behavioral psychologist, my ultimate goal is to help people get better using a very specific proven method. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication problems, and weight issues. I pay special attention to adapt the sessions to your specific needs and personal objectives by helping you improve your social and emotional health as well as address any concerns you may have about other personal issues, be it with work, your relationships, or self-image.
 
After encountering many tools and approaches, I chose to specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a well-documented model encompassing many different tools such as mindfulness, focusing on actions, increasing flexibility, values work, and building motivation.
 
I also have expertise in eating disorders and weight management. For this, I base my work on Dr. Jean-Philippe Zermati’s Bio-Psycho-Sensorial Approach (www.gros.org). It is, to my knowledge, the best way to treat an eating disorder as well as any other kind of suffering linked to eating and body dissatisfaction. The goal is not to tell you what to eat but to help you change your eating behavior by reconnecting the mind and body. Listening to your hunger cues, understanding your emotional needs, and finding pleasure and satisfaction in food are some of the key elements that will help you find and maintain your ideal weight and especially peace of mind.
 
After earning a Bachelor’s degree at Wells College (Aurora, New York) and a Master’s Degree at the Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve in psychology, I have consistently updated my education with workshops, regular trainings, and continued readings. For instance, “The key tools to leading a happier life” workshop is one of the trainings I regularly bring to the therapy room when appropriate (more).

 

Psychological consultations

 

Do you sometimes feel like certain thoughts, emotions and/or behaviors prevent you from achieving what you want for yourself?

Here are some common problems addressed in my private practice :

Psychological consultations give you a confidential space where you can speak freely and think more in depth about what is keeping you from moving on and leading a more meaningful life. My purpose is to help you get out of any vicious cycles you might be stuck in and ask you questions that will help you shift your perspective about the problems you are facing.

You are welcome to come for in-depth therapy work, just once to ask about a particular subject or to work on a precise problem, or just to unload unnecessary burdens.
 
Whatever the reason may be, I invite you to ask yourself why wait to feel even worse before deciding to get better?
 

Consultations: Adults, adolescents, and children (if under 10, it is preferable they be accompanied). (French or English speaking consultations, as I am a native speaker of both languages).

 

Schedule an appointment :

By phone : 0472/71.29.30 

By email : psy.irichaud@gmail.com

 

Consultations by appointment only :


Centre 67Well-Being and Health Center

Rue de Mons, 67, 1400 Nivelles 

All the consultations are held in Nivelles  (easy access from Braine l’Alleud, Waterloo, Charleroi).

Sessions last 45 minutes each.

Should you have to cancel your reserved appointment, please take note that there is a 48 hour notice policy. This policy allows me to give your appointment time to another patient. Within the 48 hours prior to our meeting, whether you show up or not, the consultation will be billed.

Licensed psychologist n°882214277

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