Helping Carers Master Class

1 Day – With Dr Rosie Helyar & Deanne Jade

National Centre For Eating Disorders CarersA major dilemma for the carers of people with anorexia and bulimic disorders is the awful tension caused by the behavior of their loved ones and the denial that there are any problems. Or, when a loved one admits to a problem they are often unwilling to accept professional help. Even when both carers and sufferers are ready to accept help, they experience a mine-field of uncertainly about who to see and where to go.

Counselling Carers

NCFED receives many phone calls each week from parents, partners, siblings and relatives of eating disorder sufferers, at a loss, wanting help and advice for themselves and for their loved ones. Since involving families of eating disorder sufferers is accepted good practice, we offer this workshop to empower you to work effectively with this client group.

You will learn

  • How to assess the optimum degree of involvement of a carer in outpatient treatment, taking into account factors such as stage of illness, risk factors, emotional and practical considerations.
  • How to give practical advice that is most useful for the carer and their loved one.
  • Communication skills specific to eating disorder dynamics in particular and to family relationships in general.
  • How the carer may address the anorexic voice.
  • How to address family emotional and psychological dynamics that maintain the eating disorder.
  • How to address co-dependency in carers.How to help carers cope, short and long term, and support other members of the family.
  • Management of splitting in the counsellor relationship.
  • Networking & Sharing
  • We will also provide a forum for delegates to exchange experiences and to stimulate positive thinking.


Trainers:    Dr Rosie Helyar & Deanne Jade
Venue:        Hammersmith, London
Next Date:  To be advised, if you are interested, email us
Fee:            £110.00

Dr Rosie Helyar is an author, qualified counsellor and counselling tutor with a psychotherapy doctorate, specialising in disorders of eating and weight. Her approach is integrative and she has worked with the NCFED for 10 years.

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Book by Phone: +44 (0)84 5838 2040