Working with People Whose Eating is Disordered (Professor Julia Buckroyd)

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Schedule: 10am to 4.00pm (Registration and breakfast refreshments at 9.30am)
Included: Tea & Coffee, Full hot buffet lunch, afternoon snacks, CPD Certificate (6 hours) and limited free Parking

These courses are popular, so to avoid disappointment please book early. When the course is full we will operate a waiting list.

About Julia

Julia Buckroyd is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire and is managing director of Julia Buckroyd Consulting and Understanding Your Eating Ltd

She has been working in the field of eating disorders since 1984. She is a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and was created an Honorary Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011.

Her therapeutic strategy is based on the research literature which suggests that poor attachment history, alexithymia, poor self esteem/body esteem and difficulties in self-soothing/emotional regulation and forming mutually supportive roles, are all huge on-going problems for this particular group.

Her latest book Understanding Your Eating: How to eat and not worry about (2011) is the Amazon number one best seller for eating disorders.

She continues with her research activities and publishes in academic journals while maintaining her private clinics in St. Albans and Kensington She contributes to the development of the health and social care professions is via the training arm of her organisation; more information is available at

The Workshop

In this one day training event Julia Buckroyd will explore our complex relationship with food, and the ways in which we can work effectively with clients who present to us with disordered eating and poor relationships to food. Below is an outline of the day:-

Session 1
Diagnoses and the problem with them
Eating behaviour: physiology or psychology?
Identifying feelings and improving emotional intelligence

Session 2
Attachment and emotional regulation
Changing the internal conversation and learning how to regulate feelings

Session 3
Strengthening the sense of self and self-esteem
Improving body esteem and self care

Session 4
Improving the capacity to relate
Questions, discussion, case studies

This workshop will help you work with clients with a disordered relationship to food including how it affects their body image and self esteem. A valuable day of learning from such an eminent expert in this field.


Bookings are closed for this event.