An enlightening and reflective workshop designed to help practitioners, professionals and curious minds to navigate the precarious world of eating disorders
This one-day workshop is designed to offer you an overview of how to assess and treat the eating disorders that are most likely to present in client work. The day will focus primarily on eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating and binge eating. It will explore some of the emotional and behavioural processes involved.
You will learn how to recognise when an eating disorder may be present, how to identify what this may be, and how to treat, manage, or to support a client and yourself in your practice. We will consider how our own relationship with food and body image may affect the therapeutic alliance with clients presenting with eating disorders.
Through didactic teaching, vignettes, small group discussions and experiential work, this workshop aims to offer you the appropriate therapeutic responses for transformative and ethical clinical practice and empower you to support your clients with a confidence and a sufficient knowledge of when to signpost to other services. Local and national specialist services will also be highlighted during the day.
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to either add another skill to their clinical practice or for anyone who has an introductory interest in looking at either their own or an other’s relationship with food.
Attendees of the course will receive a CPD certificate from Therapy Harley Street for 6 hours.
Date: Saturday 25th March 2023 10am – 4pm
Venue: Therapy Harley Street, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF
Alexia Harrison suffered with anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphia from her early teens to young adulthood. Since recovering, Alexia has supported not only sufferers but families who have been ravaged by the complexities of the illness.
Alexia’s training specialised in eating disorders (ed) through the National Centre for Eating Disorders and she has worked in the field for the NHS, charitable settings and schools. She delivers workshops for both professionals and service users. She has advised wellness resorts and spas on healthy eating and nutrition in order that they may provide a holistic package to their guests. Alexia has supported theatre companies in ensuring the welfare of their cast and crew. As a recovery warrior and a media ambassador for Beat, Alexia has written articles and conducted interviews through BBC News, ITV, Capital Fm, and appeared in print media such as The Guardian and Good Housekeeping.
Alexia has a thriving practice in her hometown of Leeds and she is an associate of Therapy Harley Street, London. Alexia has supported ed sufferers in private practice for over 10 years and offered families a space to explore issues arising from eating disorders alongside the NHS at the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders for over 15 years. She is qualified to practice both online and in person and offers bespoke recovery packages, supervision, psychoeducational days, talks, trainings and workshops in the UK and worldwide. Recent private packages have taken her to France, St Lucia, Monaco, the United States, Portugal and Gibraltar.