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. AfN is currently not accepting new applications to register CPD, but you bet we’ll be on it as soon as they are!


  Module 1: Foundations for Health Promotion
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  Module 2: Self Care Toolkit & Self Compassion
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  Module 3: Weight Stigma in Practice
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  Module 4: Body Compassion
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  Module 5: Applying ACT & CBT
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  Module 6: Eating Disorders
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  Putting It All Together!
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Foundations for Health Promotion

  • Apply the values of Nutrition Counselling in a 1:1 clinical setting 
  • Describe how to create and hold a therapeutic space for clients 
  • Describe how to develop individualized treatment plans on a person centred model for healthcare

Self Care Toolkit & Self Compassion

  • Understand the role of self compassion on eating behaviour and attuned self care
  • Understand the evidence base for using self compassion in Nutrition Counselling 
  • Use two techniques for practising self compassion with clients (and ourselves)

Weight Stigma in Practise

  • Understand & explore internalised weight bias 
  • Use strategies for coping

Body Compassion

  • Understand why our experiences of being in the body 
  • Describe positive ways of being in the body (positive body image and positive embodiment 
  • Discuss the limitations of ‘body image’ and give rationale for focussing on embodiment 
  • Define embodiment and discuss constructs development 
  • Understand the dimensions of embodiment 
  • Measure embodiment using the embodiment scale 
  • Find entry points when working with clients to begin discussing embodiment

Applying ACT & CBT

  • Use a set of tool to use with clients to challenge food rules & set up food exposures to challenge fear foods 
  • Use ACT tools to support clients with body image concerns 
  • Explore & clarify clients values to inform value- based committed action s

Eating Disorders

  • Discuss the role of nutrition professionals in ED recoveries 
  • Explore how to bring the values of nutrition counselling to ED work 
  • Use intuitive eating where appropriate in ED recovery 
  • Discuss risk and safety planning in ED care 
  • Determine barriers to ED care
  • Know where to access further training and resources for supporting clients with ED’s

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Who are these courses for?

Our courses are developed with nutrition professionals in mind; specifically Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians. However, we also strongly recommend them for any health care professional involved in giving advice around food, nutrition, and ‘lifestyle’. Previous participants who have completed the course include GPs, nurses, OTs, SALTs, psychologists and psychotherapists, and physiotherapists. 

I’m a personal trainer/nutritional therapist/health coach - can I still take this course? 

Yes, of course, we welcome you to participate, we just ask you to be mindful of your scope of practice and to maintain professional boundaries. This course is not a substitute for training as an RD/RNutr. 

Can I get CPD/CEUs for this course?

Yes, absolutely; you may want to check specifically with your local regulatory body, but for UK based RNutr/RDs, courses do not need to be endorsed in order to qualify as CPD, however, it is up to each individual registrant to record their CPD using the appropriate reflective practice template. AfN are not currently endorsing new courses, but our OG course ‘Applying Intuitive Eating and Non Diet Approaches in Practice’  was previously endorsed for 6 CPD units.

Can I use the materials provided in the course with my clients?

Yes, of course, we just ask you to be respectful of the labour that went into producing them and not to alter/adapt them without prior consent or remove our logo. These materials are copyright so please provide credit! 

Will this course make me a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor?

Nope! That’s a different course. This course is intended to support development as a Nutrition Counsellor; a skillset that incorporates Intuitive Eating, but is much broader and deeper than IE on its own. Our Applying IE and NDA course is complementary to any training you may have done in Intuitive Eating previously and focuses more on the theoretical underpinnings and translating them into practical tools and skills you can use to guide clients. Our Advanced Counselling Skills and Nutrition Counselling in Practice courses help take your Intuitive Eating Practice up a notch (or ten!), integrating counselling skills, critical theory and essential learning for nutrition professionals into a comprehensive training.

WTH is Nutrition Counselling? 

Nutrition counselling (as we define it here at LCIE) is an approach to nutrition and dietetic practice that integrates counselling skills with nutritional science to help clients develop attuned self-care that meets their individual needs and is driven by their unique values.  Nutrition counselling practice is rooted in compassionate, collaborative, person-centred care, with an emphasis on body inclusivity and social responsibility.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! On selected courses we have given you the option to split your payments over 2 or 3 months. You decide what works best for you. If those splits don’t work for you, or you want a split payment on one of our lower price-point offerings (our WIGs for example) then please email [email protected] and we’ll see what we can do!

Do you offer a scholarship or student discount program?

Yes! Please email your student ID to [email protected] to receive a one-time link for a student discount.

How long do I have access to the course materials?

By purchasing our courses you will receive lifetime access to the materials and content. This means you can complete the courses in your own time, and refer back to it whenever you need to. If you purchased one of our courses prior to migrating to Teachable, please contact [email protected] and we will hook you up with lifetime access on this platform.

Do you offer refunds?

We really hope you’re satisfied with the course, but if not, we may be able to offer a partial refund in accordance with our terms and conditions. This is because as soon as you access the course you get instant access to course content and downloads. Any refund would be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be proportional to the % of the course completed and will also be subject to an administration fee equivalent to 15% of the course costs.

Can I share my login with my mate/colleague/mum?

When you purchase a course, it is with the understanding that it is for a single user only (in accordance with our terms and conditions).  We ask you to be respectful of the time, energy, effort and brainpower that went into

making these courses. Please do not share or copy any part of this resource without our express permission; it devalues our work and more importantly, it prevents us from offering discounts and split payment plans. If you’d like group or institutional access to our training materials, please reach out ot [email protected] and we’ll help you out!

Got a question about the course?

Let us know at [email protected]