Eating Disorders

We make a thorough assessment to understand the issues you are struggling with.

We may then suggest options around treatment including talking therapies, dietician review or medication. We work within the NHS and private sector.

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact the mind and body of the sufferer. They manifest in different ways and are unique to the individual. They can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, men women girls and boys. When someone starts to develop an eating disorder they become concerned with controlling food and weight. There are frequently mixed feelings of confusion, shame and anxiety.

They can present as a maladaptive way of coping with distress, or often as a form of control.

Disordered eating can be hard to overcome as it serves a purpose in an individual’s life and simply accepting more food can make a sufferer feel worse.

Frequently the person feels unable or unwilling to confide in others about their difficulties and may have some denial about what is happening to them.

What we can offer

Treatment

We will design treatment to suit the whole person, taking into account all aspects of an individual’s life and looking for new and better ways of coping.

Simply accepting more food or making changes to diet can make a sufferer feel worse.

Treatment involves re-establishing eating patterns alongside an exploration of emotional experiences, conflicts, and difficulties.

Eating disorders can lead to physical complications that can be life-threatening or lead to the development of clinical depression so it is important to assess and monitor both physical and emotional wellbeing.

The first steps towards recovery can be very difficult for people with an eating disorder. If you feel you may be ready to consider treatment, I can discuss with you the treatment options available. I work together with a team of experts in psychological therapies and Dietetics and can formulate a plan individualised to your needs. Treatment is based on the latest research and can include one-to-one therapy, family work, and medical support.

If you think you might have an eating disorder or are worried about someone close to you the first step is to reach out.

If you prefer not to talk at this stage send your inquiry through to: info@theeatingdisorderclinic.com