Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group

The  Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group was founded in Scotland in 2011. Having re-named the group and taken a break for a few years, we are relaunching the networking group with a new name and expanding membership to outside of Scotland too! So everyone is welcome!

The Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group (EDTNG) is a networking, ideas, discussion and interest group for anyone, including  psychotherapists, counsellors, therapists, psychologists and others working therapeutically with this client group, who have a professional interest in eating disorders and disordered eating.   Other professionals working or volunteering in the field of eating disorders are welcome to join too. Please note: this is NOT a support group for those experiencing eating disorders.

The networking group is a voluntary arm of the private psychotherapy practice, Talking EDs: Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland, which specialises in eating disorders and disordered eating. If you're interested in getting involved as a Member, Committee Member, Speaker/Trainer or in any other capacity, please do get in touch! We welcome anyone across the UK and beyond to join us.

'Being a Member of the networking group has really helped me to build knowledge, skills and confidence in my clinical practice with clients experiencing eating disorders' 


- Group Member -

What Will the Group Do?

You might be thinking 'What kind of things will we do?'  The answer is: as much as we can!  While the main aim is 'networking', we believe that the group can involve a lot of different activities and lots of different people. We are  open to new ideas and experiences. We would love your ideas and comments about what the group can do too.

Here's some  ideas and suggestions. We've already done some of these previously (see our past life above) and we look forward to future meetings, events, gatherings and networking!:

  • Workshops and Training
  • Discussion and Focus Groups
  • Clinical Supervision and Support Groups
  • Coffee and Chat Groups/Social Events
  • Research and Experiential Forums
  • Talks and Presentations
  • Informal Meetings and Gatherings.
  • Sharing experiences, information, knowledge and ideas.
  • Book Clubs
  • Film/Documentary Screenings/Discussions
  • Referrals
  • Other (suggestions welcome)

Become a Member

Becoming a Member is easy!

  1. Complete the confidential Membership Form below.
  2. We will process your Membership within 7 working days.
  3. Once your Membership Form has been processed, we will confirm your Registered Member status, send you a digital Membership Card Number, add you to the Mailing List and send you invites to events, groups, discussions and so on.
  4. You will also receive the link to our private Facebook group community where you can continue discussions, post ideas, share resources and more.
  5. We offer annual Membership to EDTNG and will get in touch a month before your Membership expires and ask if you would like to renew your Membership.


  • Membership is currently FREE for 2021 and 2022!
  • Membership will be £25 per year from 2023 to help cover some of the admin costs of incurred in the running of the group.
  • Events will have a small fee attached to them (except training/workshops which may be more ) to help cover costs.
  • EDTNG is non-profit, so any fees are merely to help cover some of the costs of running the group

Although Talking EDs is a private, for-profit business, the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group (EDTNG) will be our voluntary arm and essentially non-profit. We will be volunteering our time to manage and facilitate it. Any event charges, membership fees etc. go to the running of the group - we don't make any money from it.

Who Can Join?

Anyone with a professional interest in eating disorders - paid or voluntary -  is  welcome to become a Member and attend meetings, gatherings, activities, discussion groups, events and so on.  The group may appeal to the following, although anyone is welcome to join!

  • Individuals with a professional interest in eating disorders (paid or voluntary)
  • Professionals e.g. therapists, health staff, counsellors, teachers, psychologists, support workers, researchers, group facilitators etc.
  • Students and trainees (e.g. student therapists looking to work in the field in the future);
  • Researchers and other academics
  • Those working in the voluntary sector
  • Anyone else with an interest in eating disorders/disordered eating


While the networking group is targeted at those working therapeutically with individuals experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating and their families/carers/supporters, anyone with a professional interest in welcome to join. We believe in being as inclusive as possible, as we can all learn from each other.  While we are based in bonny Scotland, we would like to invite anyone from the UK and beyond to join as a Member.

Please complete the Membership Form below if you would like to become a Member. If would like to become a volunteer on the Committee Group and help us to facilitate or organise events and meetings, please complete the Contact Form. Get in touch today!


Membership Form

Please ensure you complete all sections marked * as the form will not send if these sections are not completed. A message will appear below when your form has been sent to us successfully.  We will ALWAYS reply to your email. Membership applications take a little longer to process and we aim to register your Membership within 7 working days. So, if you don't get a reply within 7 working days, please check your spam folder or re-send your email. Thank you.

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