Approach

Early intervention is key to full recovery from any eating disorder. However, we understand that getting started with receiving help can be a hard step. We are also aware that there are many unhelpful misconceptions about eating disorders and their treatment. 

We appreciate that everyone’s experience is unique and different. As part of our approach, the clinician of your choice will meet with you individually, or as a family in order to understand your needs and goals for treatment and then work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan that best can meet these goals. We consider it our responsibility to provide you (and your family) with information about the illness and available treatment options based on latest research and evidence.  

We encourage you to give us a call to talk about your needs or, if you are ready, make an appointment for an assessment.

What to expect 

  • Once contact has been made we will ask about what kind of help you are looking for.
  • We will then arrange a time for an initial assessment to take place. This will usually take approximately 75 - 100 minutes.
  • Following this we will be able to discuss treatment options with you and arrange appropriate follow-up appointments which may include specialist medical/psychiatric or nutritional consultations.
  • We will liaise with your GP to link in treatment with regular medical monitoring. 
  • It may also be agreed that inclusion of other family members or partners is indicated which we will discuss with you at the time.

Other problems

Whilst we are specialists in the treatment of eating disorders we also have experience in working with a range of other conditions that can occur in the context of eating disorders.  These include depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions (emotional dysregulation), anger, self-harm, trauma and relationship issues. If you have more than one difficulty that you would like to address, we will work with you to develop a list of treatment priorities to give you the greatest chance of success. Their treatment may be part of an existing eating disorder treatment or may be stand-alone and the sole focus of the sessions. We also have experience with working with couples for a variety of issues.