Training for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, doctors, psychiatrists and coaches

15th May 2016, 10am to 4pm
Cost = £90 Early Bird Offer Expired

Our body and size communicate so much about who we are. How do you experience your client’s size in the therapy room, and how do they experience yours? What is your relationship with your size? Clients presenting with an eating disorder often have extreme views of their body shape and size. Working deeper we can find out what this means and represents for them, what potentially their body is communicating, and the impact this has on you?

This workshop will explore concepts around body image to provide you with skills to work with size, and its meaning, looking at when to bring this into focus with clients. Connecting with, and understanding, your own relationship with size will allow you to be more present with your clients experience of their body, shape and size.

Workshop Schedule

10:00 Introduction
What do you want to get from this training?

10:30 First Impressions
What judgments and prejudices do you hold about size?

11:15 What does size communicate?
Exploring common presentations of size in eating disorders, we will look at the vicious cycle that maintains toxic body image

12:00 Case Study
How would you work with a large presentation of size versus a small presentation of size?
What differences might there be in understanding frame of reference, meaning and communication?

13:00 Lunch

14:00 How do I feel about my body?
What experience of your own body do you bring into the therapeutic space? What expectations do you hold about size and weight?

14:40 Body image script
Looking at interventions to challenge faulty thinking patterns and detoxify a critical inner voice

15:15 Integrating into practice
Experiential work, exploring how you can deliver and integrate these new interventions into practice

15:40 Summary and feedback

16:00 Close


I want to attend the Size – How can I book my place?


Only £90
Early Bird Offer Expired


Only £90
Early Bird Offer Expired



Understanding how food restriction, binge eating and purging affects the mind will totally change the way I work with my patients. I will have more empathy and understanding for sure.

Jo, Doctor


As a psychotherapist I believe that the involvement of another person in helping overcome cycles of eating is a powerful tool, and I have particularly enjoyed the specialised WeightMatters ethos and training around understanding the client’s world through relational processes, both conscious and unconscious.

Sophie, Psychotherapist

Book early and save money on our Training & CPD

Early Bird Offer

Why book early?

This year, we at WeightMatters celebrate our 10th year in practice providing psychological and nutritional support for people with eating disorders and psychological issues around food and weight.

As part of our celebration and our commitment to excellence we have launched our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training programme for trainee, qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, dieticians and nutritional therapists, doctors and bodyworkers, who want to learn more about working in their practice with eating and eating issues.

You can save £15 when you book 1 month in advance of any 1-day training, and £25 off our 2-day training

How does the early-bird promotion work?

Browse the variety of Training and CPD on offer, and simply choose the Early-Bird option in the PayPal booking section on each training page

What others say about our CPD

This invigorating training provided me with interventions and practical ideas that really
enhanced my practice with this client-group
Nick, Psychotherapist

So celebrate our 10th anniversary with us and take advantage of our Early-Bird promotion on our Training & CPD!


Your course facilitator
James Lamper

James Lamper portrait

James is the founder of the WeightMatters practice and has over 25 years’ experience of working with clients and their health, weight, eating and body image issues. He is passionate about his work as a therapist in supporting people with weight problems and listens with warmth and understanding. Offering a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with all types of eating distress, he is able to see the core issues to maintaining a pattern of disordered eating.

James offers a genuine empathy for people who struggle with their shape and size and the ability to make people feel at ease. He is able to help untangle and unpick even the post complex of eating disorders. James is an informed and natural speaker and educator. He has substantial experience in running workshops and seminars for large and small groups of people on various topics such as overeating and under eating and is regularly asked to present at conferences on eating disorders.

Our Training is held at

The WeightMatters Practice, 21 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1PJ7