About this Course

The purpose of this course is to equip professionals with baseline knowledge about the impacts of eating disorders and fundamental skills to engage with those affected by them. The course has a focus on eating disorders that result in weight loss.

This course was written in collaboration with Therapy Partners. You can find out more about Therapy Partners here.

By the end of the course you will have learned to identify:

  • The difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating
  • The signs and symptoms of an eating disorder
  • The risk factors for developing an eating disorder
  • How to support someone who has disordered eating including treatment options

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for counsellors, students, healthcare professionals.

NB – this course does not qualify you to work with individuals in this specialist area of counselling unless you also hold further experience and/or qualifications to do so. It is important that you work within your capabilities, and have access to a supervisor who is experienced in this field of work.

Do I need to submit any written work?

All of the learning in this course is self-directed, based on the content provided within the course itself. You do not need to submit any work, as your knowledge will be tested through a quiz at the end of the course and exercises throughout.

What will I need to complete this course?

We recommend that you keep a notebook dedicated to this course to hand, as you will be asked to keep notes on your thoughts and reflections within exercises. You may also find them useful to refer to in the future. There is a quiz at the end of the course which must be completed, you will have 5 attempts to pass. A pass rate of 60% is required for this course when a certificate will be available on your profile.

There are some guided materials within the course but you are encouraged to follow our resource guide in order to enhance your understanding.

A suggested reading list and links to relevant websites are included, together with some video content.

If you have any problems with any technical aspects of the course, it is best to contact the National Counselling Society directly through the contact form, email address, or telephone number provided so that they can help you as quickly as possible.

Upon completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CPD hours.