NCFED Trainer Profiles

Our trainers are highly qualified, experienced eating disorder specialists with unrivalled CPD to bring you an holistic, state of the art training experience for your eating disorder & obesity needs.

  • Deanne Jade Eating Disorders & Obesity

    National centre for eating disorders Deanne JadeDeanne is the Principal of NCFED, established 1985. In her work as a psychologist, presenter & trainer, she is acknowledged as a leading specialist in the treatment of eating disorders & weight control. As a Practitioner, she draws from many years extensive experience in this work.

    Deanne has delivered trainings extensively in the UK and overseas, in Universities, Colleges of Further Education, in the NHS and in corporate environments. She is dedicated to eating disorder prevention, working in schools with students & parent groups, & gives talks to community organisations on request.

    Deanne is a member of the European Council on Eating Disorders, the UK Forum on Eating Disorders (Division of Clinical Psychology), the National Obesity Forum and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Psychiatry Section. She has assisted the NICE Guidance process for Bariatric Surgery, Obesity & Eating Disorders. She is a member of an All-Party Parliamentary Group advising on public health approaches to weight management & diabetes.

  • Jane Nodder: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

    Jane NodderJane Nodder trained as a Nutritional Therapist at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. She now works in private practice, and is a Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor for the BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster. Jane has completed an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. For business, Jane runs ‘Health at Work’ – a seminar programme that explains how nutrition can help manage the pressures of working life. Jane has worked closely with NCFED for many years. She was a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders and delivers training for a range of groups to raise awareness about eating disorders. Jane has an open encouraging style and seeks to make nutrition learning as practical and informative as possible.

  • Professor Julia Buckroyd; Essential Obesity, Psychological Interventions

    Professsor Julia BuckroydMA (St Andrews); MA (McMaster); PhD (Cambridge) Dip. Counselling (Birkbeck) Member Guild of Psychotherapists; Registered UKCP therapist.

    Her background is in the humanities and in counselling and psychotherapy. She came to Herts in 1994 as a Principal Lecturer to deliver the counselling training. Since 1999 she has spent most of her time in research. In 2002 she was made Professor of Counselling, with two main interests: the first is the development of interventions for eating disorders and obesity based on an understanding of the importance of psychological factors in the genesis and maintenance of disordered eating. The other focus for her work has been the improvement of professional dance training from a psychological and developmental perspective.

    Main publications: 2000 Publication of ‘The Student Dancer’, the result of 15 years of research and experience as a counsellor within the professional dance training world. 2002 Professor of Counselling. 2004 Beginning of a multi-group study to evaluate integrative group therapy for obese women. 2005 Establishment of Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit. 2007 Publication of ‘Therapeutic Groups for Obese Women: a group leader’s handbook’ which encapsulates much of the research that Julia has undertaken since 1999. 2007 Publication of ‘Psychological Approaches to Eating Disorders and Obesity’ which is the product of two conferences which she organised at University of Herts.

  • Bernadette Wright: 2 Day Introduction, Eating Disorders & Obesity

    Bernie is a BACP (Accred) Therapist, qualified clinical supervisor & professional trainer, with a special interest in eating disorders. She has a Master Practitioner qualification in Eating Disorders & Obesity with NCFED.

    Bernie has worked closely with NCFED for many years, & in collaboration with the Founder she has identified a gap in the knowledge of health professionals who encounter eating distress in their work. Her  Introductory Course is developed in response to their needs, helping a wide range of professionals to have a tool-kit for ethical practice with clients. Bernie also runs workshops for the general public to explore & transform their relationship with food, to address poor body image & challenge ingrained unhelpful habits.

  • Bridin McKenna: Belfast & Dublin; Eating Disorders, Obesity, EFT & Bariatric Counselling

    Bridin is accredited by the UKCP as a clinical psychotherapist with a post graduate diploma in Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy. Founder & lead therapist at Life Therapies Clinic in Belfast, she is a leading eating disorder clinician, obesity specialist, trainer, speaker, & consultant. As an advocate for persons who struggle to manage their weight, she is driving an awareness of obesity-related stigma & weight phobia in order to educate &  inform health professionals & public health campaigns about the consequences of this bias.

    She is a frequent expert guest speaker on local media, at health & wellness events & conferences, where she educates & informs on a wide range of subjects such as food & mood for mental health, a trauma-informed approach to addiction, eating disorders & body esteem, & obesity related topics.
    Bridin is an alumni of the 2018 Train the Trainer in Obesity Prevention & Management with the European Association for the Study of Obesity; & as an affiliate trainer for the National Centre for Eating Disorders she is honoured to deliver their Master Practitioner Programme for Eating Disorders & Obesity in Ireland.

  • Masha Bennett: EFT

    Masha Bennet of the national Centre For eating DisordersMasha has a wide range of experience working both with individuals & groups. She has developed & managed an innovative Well Being Centre in Stockport & currently combines her work as a therapist in the NHS with her private practice in Glossop, Derbyshire, with a special interest in addictions, phobias, anxiety, trauma & PTSD.

    She has the following qualifications and skills:
    • Advanced EFT Practitioner & Trainer Accredited by AAMET
    • UKCP Registered Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist
    • Trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Hypnotherapy

    Masha teaches regular EFT workshops to professionals in the UK & other countries, including Norway, Israel, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, & is active in the UK ET Research Group.

  • Lisa de Rijk, UKCP Fellow & Former Chair: EFT

    1721636After starting her career in NHS clinical practice as a nurse, Lisa moved into NHS management in 1992, until she left to commence her own shared business (Awaken) in 1997. Using NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) as a launch pad, Lisa has developed extensive experience as a Coach, Facilitator, Change Agent, Trainer, Supervisor and Mentor throughout the UK. Now a Master Trainer of NLP, Lisa is also accredited by the UKCP as a neurolinguistic psychotherapist and has an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice focusing on the applied psychology of NLP.  Lisa has recently gained a Doctorate in applied neurolinguistic psychology and a visiting research fellowship with Kings College, London.