Coming soon - a new and innovative eating disorder service based in Wimbledon, London
Arthur House is an innovative eating disorder service based in Wimbledon, South West London. Providing an alternative to traditional hospital treatment, this nine-bedded residential treatment centre provides cutting-edge therapies.
One of the key therapeutic goals is to provide a safe space for individuals to maintain a healthy relationship with food, including full nutritional and dietetic support.
The service consists of residential and day care treatment, appealing to both male and female adults over 18 with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), or mixed eating disorder symptoms. We have a team of experienced and talented staff who possess extensive expertise in working with eating disorder clients.
Treatment at Arthur House
The programme supports people to increase their independence and empowers each client to take responsibility for their social and emotional lives, as well as their general health and wellbeing. Each individual will remain physically safe, whilst working towards their personal goals and good health, along with a focus on developing a meaningful life and sense of identity outside of their eating disorder.
A wide range of evidence-based care packages are available at Arthur House and we offer discreet therapeutic treatment in a non-hospital setting, supporting the specific needs of recovery from eating disorders. Individuals who may benefit include:
- Those who are looking for extended support after an initial stage of residential treatment
- Individuals who may not meet criteria for inpatient treatment through the NHS, however would benefit from residential treatment in a community based environment to support their goals, such as: weight stabilisation, physical monitoring, and psychiatric, therapeutic, nutritional and dietetic support
- Those who are looking for ongoing support, including day care, to support a return to everyday living
- Individuals who may be considering a spell of residential treatment and are contemplating their needs
Treatment packages are fully flexible, meaning the programme can suit the individual needs of our clients. Length of stay will depend on the needs of the individual, but it is expected that clients will stay for a minimum of two months. Following a residential stay, there are personalised options for subsequent day care and aftercare.
The Arthur House treatment programme
Psychotherapy will be delivered by our experienced team, providing a range of options based on full assessment and formulation. Therapies include dialectal behaviour therapy (DBT) themed groups and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) themed groups, which have been found to be hugely effective in driving change for eating disorder clients.
Therapy is provided through a mixture of group work and one-to-one sessions. One-to-one sessions will take place with a registered mental nurse (RMN) or therapist, and progress is constantly tracked against the individual’s treatment goals.
Whilst our experienced team of clinicians and care staff maintain safety in relation to the associated risks of an eating disorder, we take advantage of our beautiful surroundings to support clients to make links with the local community, with a view to building a sense of identity and self-worth outside of that imposed on them by their eating disorder. This, in turn, can increase an individual’s motivation for change and lead to improved outcomes around physical and mental health.