Julia Buckroyd,Emeritus Professor of Counselling, Fellow BACP.

Julia Buckroyd,Emeritus Professor of Counselling, Fellow BACP.

2 Fountain Court
Victoria Square
Victoria Street
St. Albans

07751 884748 / 07751 884748

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2 Fountain Court
Victoria Square
Victoria Street
St. Albans

07751 884748 / 07751 884748

About me

About me
I am a therapist, author, broadcaster and trainer and have been working in this field for many years. I am Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

How I work
I trained first as a counsellor and then as a psychotherpist and now work in an intregrative way using elements from psychoanalytic, humanistic and cognitive practices.

I and my team of associates offer evidence based, innovative, time limited treatment for people with disordered eatingin London and St Albans, Herts.  I can work with you whether you are anorexic, bulimic or a compulsive eater and whether or not you have been formally diagnosed.  I also work with people who are distressed by their body image and have poor self esteem.

What I can offer you
I offer clinics, groups and workshops in St. Albans and central London (www.juliabuckroydconsulting.com) which include:
One to one therapy using the Understanding your Eating Programme (www.understandingyoureating.co.uk)
Various Intensive days (usually Saturdays in St. Albans) for an introduction to the Programme, or for people who wish to work on their body image or self esteem
Small group therapy using the Programme on a weekly basis, with an initial 5 session commitment.
Focal one to one therapy for people seeking the resolution of specific problems and traumas affecting their eating behaviour.
A combined package of dietary advice and psychological support (WeightTarget25) for those who need to lose weight for health reasons (central London).
Support before and after surgery for bariatric patients.
Online individual consultations and small groups for international clients and those unable readily to access my clinics.
How therapy might help you
Most of my clients come to understand that their eating behavour is driven by other anxieties and concerns.  Once these have been addressed the eating behaviour most often normalises and ceases to be a problem. When you have dealt with the problems and triggers that lead you to misuse food you will gain confidence, have improved self-esteem and body image and be free of your compulsive behaviour.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling training 1982-84 Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Psychotherapy training 1989 - 1991 Guild of Psychotherapists, London
  • Membership of UKCP 1991 - present
  • Professor of Counselling, University of Hertfordshire 2002 - 2008
  • Editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal 2004-2008
  • Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of Hertfordshire 2008 - present
  • Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2011

Many years of clinical experience from 1984 with clients suffering from every kind of disordered eating.
Extensive research experience within the field of disordered eating (for a list of publication see www.juliabuckroyd.co.uk),
Julia's most recent book is 'Understanding Your eating: How to eat and not worry about it' (Open University Press 2011)- the Amazon Number one best seller - eating disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disordered Eating
Body Image
Bariatric surgery psychological support

Therapies offered


  • One to one sessions in St. Albans - with Professor Julia Buckroyd: Assessment (90 mins) £130 Sessions (60 mins) £100
  • A further concessionary rate is available for a limited number of clients
  • One day intensive in St. Albans - £145 (max 8 people)
  • Small introductory groups in St. Albans - £140 (5 sessions max 5 people)
  • Small Module groups in St. Albans - £140 (4 sessions max 5 people)
  • Online individual consultation (60 mins) - £75
  • Online small group (max 4) - £60

Further information

Additional Services
Professor Buckroyd offers supervision on therapeutic work with eating disorders and training for health and social care professionals in working with this client group see www.juliabuckroydtraining.com
Professor Buckroyd also offers a programme of short term group and individual therapy called Understanding Your Eating. For further information see the website www.understandingyoureating.co.uk

Parking and transport
The clinic in Victoria Square in St. Albans is adjacent to the mainline station and central bus terminus as well as having its own free parking  available to clients.

Maps & Directions

St. Albans, AL1 3TF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Clinic in St. Albans Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings

Types of client

Young people