Eating disorder treatment

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Eating disorder treatment at Priory

Getting help for your eating disorder is the first step to recovery. Once you’ve reached out for support, whether it's with your GP or a private eating disorder service like Priory, you'll need to have an assessment to determine the severity of your symptoms. From there, you and your support team will decide on what treatment plan would suit you best.

Treatment plans include:

  • Inpatient eating disorder treatment – where you'll be a resident at a hospital that provides round-the-clock eating disorder support
  • Day care treatment options – where you visit a Priory location each day for treatment but are able to go home each evening
  • Outpatient eating disorder treatment - weekly hour-long appointments at one of our hospitals or wellbeing centres, which you can fit around your other commitments. These sessions can also be held via video if it suits you better

Free, same-day therapy assessments

At Life Works, we’re pleased to be able to offer free, same-day therapy assessments for potential eating disorder clients.

The eating disorder therapy assessments will take place over the phone or via video call with a member of our specialist therapy team. The assessment will consist of:

  • A discussion around the issues you’re currently facing
  • Exploring how you’re feeling on a daily basis
  • Exploring whether you have any additional mental or physical health concerns
  • An assessment of whether our residential programme would be suitable for you, based on your individual needs
  • A chance for you to ask any questions you might have on our treatment programme

How are eating disorders treated?

Every person struggling with an eating disorder will have their own experiences with food, and because of this, we understand that eating disorder treatment plans need to be tailored to each person. This often means someone receiving anorexia treatment will have a different treatment plan to someone receiving treatment for bulimia.

Typically, our eating disorder treatment programme consists of intense therapy, wellness activities, and can include different medications depending on what type of eating disorder is being treated and the severity of the eating disorder.

The therapy that we provide as part of an eating disorder treatment programme can be delivered in a number of different formats, including:

  • 1:1 therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Online therapy

Our specialists have years of experience delivering eating disorder treatment programmes, in different therapy formats. Each expert team at Priory is made up of:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Other mental health and eating disorder professionals

Specialist therapy types

We specialise in a range of different therapy types, which are all approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). These include:

  • Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Dietetic advice and support
  • Supported meals
  • Occupational therapy, including food exposure interventions
  • Body image workshops
  • Parent/carer support sessions

We can also monitor your physical condition while you’re with us and offer supported feeding, if needed, on our residential treatment programmes.

Crisis care

Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that people in crisis can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. The specialist teams at our residential facilities can help to stabilise people who are in need of immediate assistance for their eating disorder or other mental health concerns.

"Eating disorders tend to hide and they don't want to be seen, and if somebody else can see it ... it's a lot harder to hide"

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Eating disorder treatment near me

We have a nationwide network of hospitals and wellbeing centres that provide our eating disorder treatment programmes. Depending on your symptoms and needs, you may be directed to different Priory locations that can help you overcome the challenges you’re experiencing.

For outpatient services, we also provide an online therapy service, connecting you with expert therapists who can provide therapy sessions wherever suits you best.

To find your nearest eating disorder treatment centre, please use the search form below.

Private medical insurance

All of the services that we offer at Priory can be funded through private medical insurance. This includes:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Eating disorder treatment

All clients will have access to our highly skilled and accredited clinicians, many of whom are published experts in the field of mental health and addiction treatment. Whatever your needs, we're committed to working with you to get your life back on track.

Registered and approved provider

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK's leading private medical insurers.

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