Masterclass: How to help clients reduce Emotional Eating

Masterclass: How to help clients reduce Emotional Eating

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This Masterclass will enhance your clinical skills around Emotional Eating using cutting edge psychological research & practical strategies

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How to help your clients reduce emotional eating

This Masterclass on the psychology of emotional eating is for professionals of all disciplines whose work involves helping people change how they eat.

Clients attempting to lose weight may give up because of difficulties with regulating unpleasant feelings and find that they turn to highly palatable calorific foods. Emotional eating is associated with decreased quality of life, increased calorie intake and drop-out from weight loss programmes.

Suppressing emotions does not work.

In two half-day zoom sessions we will focus on evidence-based ways of helping your clients discover ways of reducing their reliance on food to deal with difficult feelings.

Practical, simple strategies which have good outcome results will be covered in this Masterclass and you will be able to put them into practice immediately and enhance the quality of the work you're able to do with your clients.

Please note that we won't be covering how to work with eating disorders in this Masterclass.


Dr Helen McCarthy (The Appetite Doctor)



Who is the Masterclass for?

If your work involves helping people who want to stop or reduce emotional eating, this Masterclass is for you.

Whether you work in a dedicated weight loss service, or your main role is in mental or physical health, this Masterclass will teach you practical and sustainable techniques for reducing emotional eating.

You are likely to be working as a dietitian, nutritionist, nurse, health care assistant, doctor, health coach, psychologist, food educator, counsellor, psychotherapist or other health-related profession.

What you will learn

  • the psychological processes involved in the development of emotional eating
  • specific, evidence based techniques to reduce emotional eating

Course requirements

There are no specific qualifications needed to attend this Masterclass.

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About the trainer

Dr Helen McCarthy is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Helen has over 30 years' experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, using second and third wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies since 1989 and using EMDR since 2005.

She developed Appetite Retraining in 2011 to help her clients lose weight without dieting. Her first book “How to Retrain Your Appetite: Lose weight eating all your favourite foods" was published in the UK in January 2019 and in the USA in December 2019. Helen has appeared on the ITV programme "Save Money, Lose Weight" and worked as consultant to the Channel 4 TV show "Don't Diet, Lose Weight". She has been featured in Marie Claire, Mail Online, The Sun, Women’s Health, Veggie magazine, The Bristol Post, Wales Online and Western Mail.

She is a graduate of Durham University and Oxford University and was awarded the BPS Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the South East Thames Clinical Psychology Training Scheme in 1989.


Feedback from previous training events

EVERYONE loved it!!

It was very informative and incredibly inspiring.

What a wonderful workshop, thank you so much!


  • 9.30am to 1.00pm each day


The fee is £150 per person.

There is a group discount available for groups of 10 or more people who book together. For more details of this group discount please email drhelenmccarthy@gmail.com

If you would like us to invoice your employer please email us with details at info@theappetitedoctor.co.uk

Any questions?

If you have any other questions about the Masterclass please feel free to email info@theappetitedoctor.co.uk

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