Bariatric Surgery – Preparation and Support


As well as general psychological issues such as anxiety, depression and helping people to adjust in a healthy way to change, Chris has a great deal of experience helping people to relate in a more healthy way to food, weight and body image. Many people that Chris has met with over the years have been preparing for bariatric surgery (for example lap-banding, sleeve and bypass), and assisting people through this process and living well after these procedures has become a special interest for Chris.

He has been the principal Psychologist consulting to Australian Obesity Surgery since 2007. Since moving to Canberra in December 2012, he continues this work via phone and Skype. He has worked with ACT Health, helping to establish their Obesity Management Service. In both private and public health roles, Chris enjoys working collaboratively with a skilled multidisciplinary team.