Nutrition Counselling in Practice




The third and final course in our Training for Professionals series, Nutrition Counselling in Practice, will guide you through the practical applications of the skills and concepts you’ve developed throughout our first two courses (Applying IE and NDA in practice & Advanced Counselling Skills). This online course consists of six one-hour modules plus a live Q&A with the LCIE team, throughout which you will build off your knowledge from the previous two courses to support clients with their relationships with food and their bodies and manage clinical conditions with compassion.

You’ll be provided with all relevant literature and gain access to an exclusive community of course participants. Once you begin the course you have 30 days to view the materials and download the PDFs and tools, with the live Q&A at the conclusion of the course.


  1. Foundations for Health Promotion – Learn how to approach 1:1 work with clients from a non-diet perspective. In this module you will explore how to build therapeutic relationships, create and hold space for your clients, and work within a multidisciplinary team, to support your clients in building peaceful relationships with food and their bodies while also managing health conditions and promoting wellbeing.
  2. Self Care Toolkit & Self Compassion – This module will guide you through supporting your clients in developing self compassion and genuine, meaningful self care habits. You’ll also learn how to implement these practices within your personal and professional life, to help create a sustainable and meaningful practice in and out of the clinic room.
  3. Weight Stigma in Practise – In this module, guest lecturer Nicola Haggett will provide you with practical ideas of how you can challenge weight stigma within your professional work, as well as learn to identify and unpack internalised stigma and biases.
  4. Body Compassion – Learn to counsel clients in finding kindness and neutrality around their body image, and improve their relationship with their body alongside their relationship with food and eating. Explore the concepts of embodiment, trust and compassion to support your clients in treating their body with care.
  5. Applying ACT & CBT – this module takes the key tools from CBT & ACT discussed in the introduction to therapeutic models and how we can use them in nutritional counselling. For example how you can use CBT in planning food exposures and how we can use ACT to support our clients to live a value filled life and how we can relate this body image and helping clients to sit with their body image concerns.
  6. Eating Disorders – to understand the role of nutritional counselling in step down care of ED’s clients. This module explores the key aspects of the assessment with clients including exploring their stage of change, when and how it’s appropriate to weigh clients, and developing a safety plan with the client. We explore meal planning as a bridge to intuitive eating looking at adequacy, timing, variety and regularity of eating. We also think about the role of the Nutritional Counsellor within the MDT.
  7. Putting it all together; Live Q+A – Facebook live w/ Q+A to troubleshoot and answer questions (in private Facebook group)


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