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Accreditations and Credentials

We work with a variety of organisations and abide by a range of guidelines to ensure you benefit from the latest innovations. Please read below to see what we’ve been doing and how important our partnerships are for ensuring we can offer you the very best programmes possible. You can also find out more about our role in the development of national guidelines for the treatment of overweight and obesity here.  

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

LighterLife’s programmes adhere to NICE guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). NICE sets the standard for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. It is internationally recognised for its excellence.


LighterLife is an organisational member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy). The BACP is the largest professional organisation for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK with over 37,000 members.

Campden BRI

LighterLife is a member of Campden BRI, the largest independent organisation carrying out research and development for the food and drinks industry worldwide. It’s committed to providing research and technical services needed to ensure product safety and quality.


The training provided to all LighterLife Counsellors is accredited by Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding organisation, which offers academic and vocational qualifications to schools, colleges and employers in the UK and internationally.

National Obesity Forum

LighterLife sponsors NOF (National Obesity Forum), an organisation committed to raising awareness of obesity and its effect on individuals and the NHS.

VLCD Industry Group

LighterLife is a member of the European Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Industry Group, the European trade body for manufacturers and distributors of VLCD products.


The Association for the Study of Obesity is the UK’s foremost charitable organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity. It promotes professional awareness of obesity and its impact on health. The ASO provides opinion leadership in the UK.

The Nutrition Society

The Nutrition Society was set up in 1941 to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health, and today it’s the largest nutrition society in Europe.

Association for Nutrition

The Association for Nutrition is responsible for accreditation of nutritionists and it’s purpose is to define standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition.

Food and Behaviour Research

Food and Behaviour Research publishes and provides the latest research into nutrition and behavioural disorders, and conditions where behaviour and mood are linked with food and nutrition.