A leading provider of outpatient eating disorder treatment in Harley Street, London
Priory Wellbeing Centre Harley Street, conveniently located right in the heart of London, is a high quality treatment facility, offering outpatient support for a range of mental health conditions and eating disorders.
Our highly skilled team are able to deliver evidence-based outpatient treatment for the following eating disorders:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED)
We ensure that all eating disorder treatment is tailored to your needs and requirements, so that you can take steps towards recovery. If you need more intensive or specialist support for your eating disorder, we have close clinical links with Life Works, meaning we can provide seamless access to intensive inpatient treatment, if this is the best option for you.
Eating disorders can be debilitating conditions and can have a range of long-term physical and psychological problems. However, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Eating disorders are treatable, and the quicker you seek support, the quicker you’ll be able to get your life back on track.
Outpatient eating disorder support at Harley Street takes place on either a face-to-face basis with our expert therapists, or via our online therapy offering. This depends on your needs and preferences, and you have the option to flex between the two if you want to.
What eating disorders are treated at Priory Wellbeing Centre Harley Street?
We can provide outpatient support for the most common types of eating disorder. These include:
People with anorexia usually have an obsession with being as thin as possible, and an irrational fear of gaining weight. This can cause them to develop a distorted body image, meaning they often believe they’re overweight when other people say they’re not. People with anorexia try to achieve their low body weight through a range of destructive behaviours such as starving themselves, making themselves sick and exercising excessively.
People with bulimia often eat lots of food in one sitting (known as binge eating) followed by ‘purging’ behaviours, such as making themselves vomit after their binges, to try and control their weight. These binge-purge cycles can be triggered by hunger, stress or anxiety and because the cycles don’t result in dramatic weight changes, people with bulimia can have a ‘normal’ weight. This can make bulimia difficult to spot.
Binge eating disorder (BED)
BED causes people to binge eat, even when they aren’t hungry. However, people with BED don’t engage in purging to control their weight and therefore, their constant overeating can lead to obesity.
Other specified eating disorder (OSFED)
OSFED, which is also sometimes referred to as eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), have some of the features of anorexia, bulimia and BED, but don’t meet the requirements for a diagnosis. Someone with OSFED may:
• Have a low body weight, but not low enough to be diagnosed with anorexia
• Engage in bingeing/purging, but on an infrequent basis
• Have an obsession with weight, appearance and body shape, but no other symptoms
Lots of people with OSFED have struggled with anorexia, bulimia or BED in the past, or may go on to be diagnosed with one of these eating disorders in the future.
What happens during outpatient eating disorder treatment at Priory Wellbeing Centre Harley Street?
Outpatient eating disorder treatment at Harley Street is underpinned by clinical research. We are able to provide:
- Eating disorder therapy delivered in a number of different formats, including:
- 1:1 therapy
- Family therapy
- Couples therapy
- Online therapy
- A variety of evidence-based therapies that have been found to be effective in the treatment of eating disorders:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Integrative therapy
Treatment delivered by an exceptional London-based team
Our eating disorder specialists are highly qualified and have lots of experience in delivering expert therapy for these conditions. We are committed to delivering tailored outpatient care for our eating disorder clients, underpinned by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.