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Sat, 18 May


Westmeria Counselling Services

Disordered Eating and Attachment

Join Westmeria Counselling Services for this CPD workshop which aims to offer a conceptual framework for understanding the misuse of food, using attachment theory and offering you the opportunity to gain a wide range of strategies for working with clients.

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Disordered Eating and Attachment
Disordered Eating and Attachment

Time & Location

18 May 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Westmeria Counselling Services, 1st Floor Bromley Park Medical Centre, 6 Daly Dr, Bromley BR1 2FF, UK


About The Event

Facilitator: Professor Julia Buckroyd

This workshop offers a general introduction to working with clients in this area. It aims to offer a conceptual framework for understanding the misuse of food, using attachment theory, and then to offer a wide range of strategies for working with clients. Central areas for consideration include, emotional language, attachment history, self esteem, body esteem and identity, relationships and self soothing. The workshop is active and interactive; participants should be willing to reflect on their own eating behaviour and attachment history as well as that of their clients.

About Julia

Julia Buckroyd is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire and a therapist in private practice, specialising in working with people with all sorts of problems with food, weight, shape and size. She is particularly interested in the meaning and function of the manipulation of food and looks for triggers to episodes of food misuse. She believes that clients are unlikely to abandon their eating habits unless they learn alternative means of life management and so focuses on helping clients develop better means of emotional regulation. She has written widely in this area and is a regular contributor to contemporary media. Her book Understanding your Eating: How to eat and not worry about it, McGraw Hill, 2011 is an Amazon number one bestseller for eating disorders.She continues with her research activities and publishes in academic journals.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for counsellors, trainee counsellors and mental health professionals

Price: Qualified Practitioners – £90; Counselling Trainees – £70; Westmeria staff/students – £65

To book head over to the Westmeria Counselling Service HERE


  • Please note, we ask attendees to bring their own lunch, however we will provide refreshments throughout the day.
  • Free parking spaces on site.
  • Nearest stations: Bickely and Chislehurst. Nearest bus stops: R7, 269, 162.

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