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.

  • Jenny Phaure, MA, Msc: Autism and Eating Disorders

    Jenny Phaure has a long history of working in the Autism field, completing her first clinical training 30 years ago as part of a Learning Disability Team within a Mental Health Trust, undertaking clinical work with autistic clients. She has worked in NHS Mental Health Trusts and for a wide range of national and regional charities including the National Autistic Society, Barnardo’s, Refuge, Brook Advisory Centres and Mind. Jenny Phaure is trained as an adult integrative therapist and child and adolescent psychotherapist with further training in both child-parent psychotherapy and Psychological Trauma.  (UKCP, MBACP).
    Jenny  is committed to increasing access to high quality, appropriate and accessible Autism and Mental Health Therapeutic Support for clients with complex needs and presentations. This involves expanding the network of trained therapists across the UK and increasing access to mental health training for working with complex needs and presentations.

  • 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.

  • Emma Hendricks: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

    Emma Hendricks, DipION, BANT, CNHC, Msc. Health Psychology & Founder of The Eating Clinic, is a Registered Nutritional Therapist & Behaviour Change Practitioner. After training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, she founded a private practice in Kent & also works as a consultant in nutrition, practitioner supervision & guest lecturer.

    Emma is currently completing a doctorate in Health Psychology with specialism in eating behaviour, eating disorders & body image. Emma has also trained in CBT & she is keen to bridge a gap between nutritional practice & the science of behaviour change. Emma also has a Master Practitioner qualification in Eating Disorders & Obesity with the NCFED.

  • Dr Jeremy Alford: Eating Disorders

    Jeremy is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of mental health experience working in multicultural settings in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He worked with many people who have struggled with many difficult life experiences and conditions from different parts of the world, which they have been able to overcome, with the help of evidence-based therapies.

    He adopts an integrative cognitive behavioural therapy approach to his practice  and does incorporate mindfulness as an intrinsic part of his therapy. Integrative refers to bringing together different aspects of various proven psychotherapy approaches.

    Jeremy is also a clinical hypnotherapist & a neurofeedback/biofeedback therapist.

    He has a specialization in the treatment intervention of eating disorders which had led him back in 2009 to found a non-profit organization called the Middle East Eating Disorders Association which he presides to raise awareness and support those struggling with eating disorders in the Middle East region as well as train professionals. MEEDA is also a partner chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders for the Middle East.

    He is also clinical director for Istana, a bespoke rehabilitation service