Professor Julia Buckroyd

Julia Buckroyd is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire, having retired from her role as Professor of Counselling in 2008.

She was Director of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit from 2004-2008, and has been working in the field of eating disorders since 1984 when she took up a position as a counsellor at the London Contemporary Dance School. Her first book on eating disorders Eating Your Heart Out (2nd ed, Vega, 1996) derives mostly from this experience.

Julia has spent the past ten years involved in a range of research and writing on disordered eating. This includes work on the effectiveness of group work for obese women and a pilot obese study for a Primary Care Trust. She has written a number of books on eating for a lay audience and developed a programme for emotional eaters available to the general public and marketed under the title Understanding your Eating.

In addition she has published works on the psychological aspects of all forms of disordered eating, such as Psychological Aspects of Eating Disorders and Obesity, (Wiley, 2008) co-edited with Sharon Rother. For four years (2004-2007) she was editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, the research journal for the BACP.

Please visit our blog to read our interview with Julia.

Past Events with Julia Buckroyd

Working Therapeutically with Disordered Eating: A Conceptual Framework

Does My Bum Look Big In This: Working with clients who have poor Body Esteem

Narcissists and Their Children: Made Not Born

Testimonials for Julia Buckroyd’s training

Extremely informative and delivered in an engaging and manageable way. One of the best trainers I’ve had, so passionate, approachable and ‘human’.

Brilliant day, thank you. Informative, well balanced style of delivery with easy and relaxed manner. Julia has a wonderfully easy and relaxed style of delivery that is easy to connect with.

I felt ‘well fed’ with information, learning, personal reflection and food!

I have found the experience of being taught by Julia exhilarating and I’m left yearning for more.

Julia offered a fantastic mix of learning. I loved the ideas of connecting more to feelings and body in positive ways.

Julia has a very open and amusing approach which invites you to enthuse.

Narcissists and their Children (11th July 2015):

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