Julia Buckroyd is a psychotherapist and counsellor who has spent many years working with people needing help with both anorexia and bulimia. She spent five years as the Student Counsellor at London Contemporary Dance School. She is now Principal Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire, England. She continues to maintain a private practice and to lecture and run workshops. She is also the author of Eating Your Heart Out (Vermilion) and The Student Dancer (Dance Books).