Specialised treatment in London for children and teenagers with OSFED

Despite the prevalence of eating disorders among young people, it can be difficult to find effective treatment options that address the unique needs of children and teens.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the challenges of treating eating disorders in young people, which is why we offer highly specialised treatment for children and teens experiencing OSFED - an acronym for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders.

This condition refers to disordered eating behaviours that don't meet the exact criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder.

OSFED treatment for children and teens in Chelsea

Our experienced team of clinicians can help your child or teen develop a healthier relationship with food and their body through a range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Our OSFED specialists in London work in a multidisciplinary team (MDT), meaning that we approach care holistically, considering all aspects of your child's health and wellbeing.

We offer a variety of treatment options, including one-to-one outpatient appointments, therapies and groups, and our team will work with you to determine which approach is best for your child's needs. Our treatment team includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, dietitians, and other eating disorder professionals who are experienced in treating OSFED in children and teens.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe that every child deserves access to high-quality, compassionate care, and our approach is rooted in our commitment to personalised treatment plans that address your child's unique needs. We work closely with you and your child to ensure that their treatment is effective, and that they are able to return to a life of health and normalcy as soon as possible.

If you're seeking OSFED treatment for your child or teen, contact us today to speak with a member of our team and get started on the path to recovery.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Diagnosing OSFED in young adults, teens and children

If a diagnosis has not already been made by a GP, CAMHS team, or another healthcare provider, our experienced OSFED specialists in London can offer private diagnostic assessments for children and teens.

The diagnosis process begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient's symptoms, medical history, and social background. Our team conducts a clinical interview and may also use standardised questionnaires and assessments to gain a better understanding of the patient's eating habits, beliefs about food and body image, and psychological functioning.

Additionally, we may request medical tests and examinations to identify any physical complications associated with disordered eating, such as malnutrition or electrolyte imbalances.

How is OSFED treated?

OSFED remains a challenging diagnosis for children, teens and young people, and diagnosing it requires careful consideration and assessment by experienced professionals.

Once we have gathered all relevant information, our team works collaboratively to develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to the patient's unique needs. We involve the patient and their family in this process, providing education and support throughout.

The diagnosis and treatment of OSFED at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are sensitive and personalised processes that aim to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of this complex condition. We understand the daunting nature of seeking help for eating disorders and strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which patients and families can work towards recovery.

OSFED treatment options

If your child or teen has been diagnosed with Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), it's important to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses their unique needs.

While the specific treatment approach may vary depending on the severity of the disorder, the overall goal is to help the child or teen regain a healthy relationship with food and address any underlying psychological issues that may contribute to their disordered eating patterns.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer a range of psychological treatment options for OSFED in children and teenagers. Treatment may involve a combination of psychotherapy, nutritional counselling, and medications as necessary.

Our approach to treating children and teens with OSFED

Along with one-to-one private outpatient appointments with our OSFED specialists in London, one of the other key psychological treatments offered at our OSFED clinic is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based form of therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviours that may contribute to disordered eating. Our CBT approach may include individual or group therapy sessions that involve education about healthy eating habits, how to identify and manage emotions as well as building appropriate behavioural interventions.

Other psychological treatment options include family-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT) – all of which can be beneficial for children and teens with OSFED who are struggling with underlying psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or self-esteem. We also offer occupational therapy, nutritional counselling, and skills groups to help children and teens develop a positive relationship with food and improve their self-image.

It's important to remember that every child and teen is different, and the treatment plan may be adjusted to cater to the individual’s needs so that they can achieve and maintain long-term recovery. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we are committed to helping children and teens with OSFED lead fulfilling lives through a comprehensive, outcome-focused approach to treatment.

Private outpatient OFSED treatment for teens and young adults

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a specialist site in London for outpatient eating disorder treatment, with a multidisciplinary team focused entirely on supporting children, teens and adolescents.

The outpatient treatment we offer at Schoen Clinic Chelsea allows children, teens and young adults to receive high-quality care in a less restrictive environment.

Our highly specialised outpatient treatment is designed with our patients in mind, ensuring they receive exceptional therapy and support during scheduled appointments, but are also able to return home and continue with their daily routines.

For parents and guardians, this may mean attending appointments with their child or providing support at home to reinforce the therapy they are receiving at our OSFED clinic in London.

We strive to empower patients and their families to take an active role in their recovery and provide support every step of the way. Our outpatient treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is just one component of our broader approach to treating eating disorders and helping patients achieve lasting recovery.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Risks and outcomes

Specialised treatment for children and teens with OSFED involves a range of medical and psychological interventions that carry inherent risks.

At Schoen Clinic, we aim to communicate these risks and outcomes clearly to all patients and their families to ensure informed consent and shared decision-making throughout the treatment process.

Ultimately, our goal is to achieve positive outcomes and improved quality of life for children and teens with OSFED while minimising potential risks and maintaining the highest standards of care and safety.

Parent testimonial - December 2022

"We spent months trying to find the right care for our daughter, but whichever way we turned we were left underwhelmed and disappointed. We were then recommended the Schoen clinic, and I have to say it was the best decision we’ve ever made.

They were always available to answer any questions and reassure us when things were difficult. We also found the parents group of great help, as we could speak to other parents experiencing the same challenges and issues as our daughter.

Thanks to everyone at the clinic for all of your love and support. You’ve all been amazing!"

Our specialist London OFSED treatment facilities

To support the recovery of children, teenagers and adolescents with OSFED, our private outpatient OSFED centre in London offers:

  • A light, modern environment
  • Six consultation spaces
  • Three rooms for group therapy
  • A spacious patient lounge
  • A relaxation space
  • A contemporary training kitchen with all the necessary amenities to aid adults with eating disorders.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team of OSFED specialists

Children and teens receiving treatment at our private outpatient OSFED clinic in London will be under the care of our multidisciplinary team. This ensures each young person undergoing treatment for OSFED has access to a team of highly skilled experts with extensive experience in treating eating disorders. Our team includes:

  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists (and Assistant Psychologists)
  • Dietitians
  • Dietetic Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • CBT Therapists

Conveniently located OSFED treatment in London

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is part of a leading international hospital group, renowned for providing exceptional treatments for children and teens with eating disorders.

Our OSFED clinic has long helped children and teens from all over London and the surrounding areas and we welcome patients from further afield as well. It is conveniently located in a quiet location in the centre of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with excellent transport links.

Schoen Clinic UK Group also has a highly specialised hospital for children and young people in Birmingham and a dedicated eating disorders hospital for adults in York, in addition to our private outpatient clinic for children and teens with OSFED in London.

Our child and teen OSFED specialists in London

Our child and teen OSFED specialists in London collaborate as a multidisciplinary team for the benefit of each patient. Our team of specialists, which includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, and Dietitians, has a wealth of experience treating children, adolescents, and young adults with OSFED.

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Christina De Beukelaar

Specialist Dietitian | Group Strategic Lead for Dietetics

Eating Disorders
(Child & Adult)

Contact us about child and teen OSFED treatment in London today

Our caring team of child and teen eating disorder specialists in London are on hand to help adults with OSFED access the treatment they need.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.