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Specialised eating disorder treatment for adults in York

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that negatively impact your health, emotions and your ability to function in everyday life.

We understand the value of highly specialised intervention at Schoen Clinic York, our leading hospital for adult eating disorder treatment. We're dedicated to offering adults with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and OSFED evidence-based support and counselling for eating disorders.

As a highly specialised eating disorder treatment centre in York, we offer a range of evidence-based disordered eating therapy for adults aged 18 and up. Our eating disorder therapists and specialists welcome adults for inpatient and daycare eating disorder treatment.


Private anorexia treatment for adults at Schoen Clinic York

We have over 37 years of experience treating eating disorders and other mental health problems at Schoen Clinic. We're committed to improving the lives of those impacted by eating disorders and, thanks to our breadth of knowledge and expertise, we are considered industry leaders in the fields of clinical research and innovative treatments - winning Hospital Group of the Year 2020 at the LaingBuisson awards.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts at Schoen Clinic York offer highly specialised inpatient treatment and a comprehensive daycare treatment programme to help adults with a range of eating disorders return to healthier eating habits. Specialised eating disorder treatment helps adults to manage their symptoms, regain a healthy weight, preserve their physical and mental health and often reverses the serious complications caused by the eating disorder itself.

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

Is it time to get help for an adult with eating disorder?

Whenever an eating disorder has been identified, this is usually the first question asked. How can you determine when you need professional help with an eating disorder?

There's never a wrong time to seek treatment for an eating disorder, but the longer one waits, the higher the likelihood that the disorder will get worse. Consider some of the following signs or symptoms if you're concerned that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder:

  • Restriction on some foods or categories of foods
  • Increased dietary "rules"
  • Extreme weight loss or gain over a brief amount of time
  • Frequent use of the restroom before, during, or after meals
  • Withdrawing from friends and family and other social settings
  • Dysregulation of emotions
  • Low self-worth
  • Overexercising
  • Keeping food hidden
  • Using or owning laxatives or diuretics.

Find help for an adult with an eating disorder by calling 020 4571 6508

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) are all expertly treated at our highly specialised eating disorders hospital for adults in York.

We provide a range of trusted recovery-oriented treatment options for adults experiencing eating disorders in York. The type of treatment recommended depends on the extent and severity of the disorder, as well as the individual needs of the patient:

  • Inpatient eating disorder treatment  for adults (aged 18+) - This type of treatment is best for individuals with severe eating disorders that require immediate intensive or 24-hour care.
  • Daycare eating disorder treatment for adults (aged 18+) - This comprehensive type of eating disorder treatment for adults involves attending the hospital for a number of days each week with our highly skilled mental health and eating disorder professionals.

Our eating disorder experts can assist you whether you're looking for specialised outpatient/daycare eating disorder counselling or leading residential or inpatient eating disorder treatment for adults in York.

Eating disorders can present in a variety of ways

Disordered eating is usually defined by eating behaviours that are detrimental to a person's mental, physical, and emotional health.

Since each individual is unique, there could be any number of factors contributing to their eating disorder. Negative life experiences, such as a traumatic event, might contribute to the emergence of an eating disorder.

When overwhelming emotions of worry and anxiety arise, an eating disorder serves to temporarily alleviate those feelings by channelling the individual's energy into an unhealthy obsession with food, eating or exercise.

As a result of these varying factors, there is no right or wrong way to have an eating disorder. And, when it comes to diagnosis you may not "check all the boxes" you might assume would confirm an eating disorder.

Our approach to treating adults with an eating disorder fully depends on the individual and their own needs. If a diagnosis has not been made, our private eating disorder specialists in York can help by offering fast assessments. Additionally, our caring staff are always on hand to help you through the options and determine the best course of eating disorder therapy.

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

Our adult eating disorder specialties in York



Helping adults with anorexia nervosa regulate their eating and weight-control patterns and regain their weight is a key component of treatment.

Find out more about anorexia today.



Making the link between physical and mental health is crucial to adult bulimia recovery.

Find out more about bulimia today.


Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)

We offer a wide variety of interventions and support for OSFED that is extremely thorough and holistic ensuring each patient will receive a highly customised treatment plan.

Find out more about OSFED today.

What to expect from highly specialised adult eating disorder treatment at Schoen Clinic York

If you're looking for highly specialised eating disorder treatment from leading eating disorder therapists you've come to the right place. Our specialists in York provide counselling and therapy for eating disorders in a safe, welcoming environment - and we're rated "Good" in all areas by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We appreciate that every person is unique and there are many distinct factors that can lead to the onset of an eating disorder. Many professionals believe that eating disorders are a form of coping mechanism, where people use their control over food to deal with complex emotions and other events.

By determining the underlying causes and different contributing circumstances that may have exacerbated the problem, our professionals help patients recover from eating disorders. This is accomplished by using an integrated therapy strategy and takes our patients' physical and psychological needs into account.

Our private treatment for adults with eating disorders is recommended when people require more intensive help to overcome the impact of disordered eating. This may occur at the beginning of an eating disorder's journey or later on, when intense therapy can be employed to break negative patterns that families have long struggled with.

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

Eating disorder therapies to support adults in York

Nutritional management for adults

Patients with eating disorders can be "refed" in healthcare settings using a variety of techniques. Our preference is to advise you to alter your eating habits in order to speed your body's physical recovery. To help and reassure you at every stage, we give you regular, closely supervised meals, dietician assistance, and psychoeducation.

Eating disorder group therapy for adults

Our skilled group facilitators will assist you as you investigate how you relate to and interact with people in a safe environment. It is tremendously beneficial to share good experiences, skills, knowledge, and supporting interventions in groups. Working in groups will allow you to analyse how you relate to others and how they relate to you.

Psychological therapies for adults

Your knowledge and awareness of how you relate to others and yourself will develop as a result of our specialist therapists' work with you.

Together we'll identify deeply ingrained issues that affect your self-perception and help you replace them with more empowering and positive attitudes. Behavioral and psychodynamic methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are included in our therapies.

Physical and mental wellbeing

As part of our ongoing effort to understand the immediate and long-term impacts of your eating disorder, we will routinely evaluate your physical health. A person's organs and electrolytes are affected by a nutritional crisis, which could be life-threatening. We'll work with you to get the rapid, efficient medical care you require.

It's important to maintain good health because people who are unwell usually neglect their creative, spiritual, and sensory identities. With a variety of guided exercises, we'll help you get in touch with these pieces of your identity again.
We'll teach you the stress-reduction techniques you require and assist you in adjusting to life without your eating disorder.

Here's how our leading hospital in York helps adults (18+) with eating disorders

The support that we provide is tailored to each individual and their specific disorder, with one-to-one, family therapy and group therapy sessions for those suffering from a range of eating disorders.

Our specialised eating disorder treatment for adults might include the following:

  • Psychotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology
  • Specialist mealtime support and dietetics
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

The sooner you receive help for your eating disorder the better your chances of recovery are. Research shows that early intervention (seeking treatment within the first 3 years of the disorder) can have a positive impact on the effectiveness of eating disorder treatment.

Eating disorders thrive in isolation so if you are worried that you are developing an eating disorder, or you're worried about a friend or loved one then it's important that you raise your concerns and speak to someone who can help.

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

Recent patient feedback

"I would like to thank everyone at Schoen Clinic. They have given me tools and belief to make me know that I will get better." – Schoen Clinic patient.

Access highly specialised eating disorder treatment for adults

Eating disorders are a complex mental health issue affecting many adults worldwide. However, hope is not lost; we're dedicated to providing highly specialised treatment for adults at our eating disorders centre in York. With the right type of treatment in place and a team of experts on hand, adults with eating disorders can recover and live a healthy, happy life.

We strive to ensure our patients' physical and emotional health can be maintained while managing their eating disorder symptoms. We get our adult patients back to a healthy weight and provide leading eating disorder therapy in an orderly manner.

Accessing adult eating disorder treatments at Schoen Clinic York

Starting treatment at Schoen Clinic York is simple, the process is as follows;

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

  • Get in touch - contact us to see if you/your loved one is suitable for treatment with us. A member of the clinical team will run through some key questions.
  • Request a referral - We'll need a GP, AMHS team or healthcare professional referral as it contains essential information regarding medical history.
  • Reviewing the referral - All referrals will be clinically discussed and assessed with the Clinical Manager.
  • Attending our hospital - If you/your loved one is suitable for treatment with us, an appointment will be made to come into the hospital and a bespoke treatment plan will be formulated.
  • Treatment begins - This will be arranged as soon as possible after your consultation.

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

Benefit from the combined expertise of our multidisciplinary team of adult eating disorder specialists

We work as a multidisciplinary team for the benefit of each patient at Schoen Clinic York. Our highly skilled experts collaborate to ensure each patient receives the best possible outcome from eating disorder treatment. Our team consists of:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians

Our specialists have years of expertise in eating disorder treatment and work together, with you, throughout your treatment journey.

Facilities at Schoen Clinic York

Our specialists in York provide a calming environment to aid eating disorder recovery

At our hospital in York, we want the individuals receiving treatment for eating disorders to feel secure and at home. That's why every effort has been made to ensure Schoen Clinic York provides a calming, homely feel.

  • Our 13-bed hospital has a variety bedrooms for inpatients
  • Several ambient lounges provide comfort and storage, with access to arts and crafts, games, books, TVs and computers
  • Spacious outdoor area and large private garden
  • Two outdoor pods for relaxation and therapy sessions
  • A main dining room where patients receive mealtime support
  • A fully equipped occupational therapy kitchen for our adult patients to complete meal-based groups and supported meals with their families
  • Various therapy rooms for both group and one-to-one therapy sessions.

Recovery is possible for adults with eating disorders

At Schoen Clinic York, our multidisciplinary team of specialists uses specialised one-on-one and group therapies to assist adults with eating disorders in getting back to healthier eating habits. These therapies often help to reverse the serious side effects brought on by the eating disorder itself.

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

Our Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating

Schoen Clinic York is wholly committed to improving the lives of people affected by eating disorders and their associated problems. In our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report, published on 14th December 2022, our highly specialised hospital in York received a prestigious 'Good' rating in all areas.

Specialising in treating adults with eating disorders, we have been commended by the CQC inspectors saying “staff provided a range of treatment and care for patients based on national guidance and best practice. They ensured that patients had good access to physical healthcare and supported them to live healthier lives. They also participated in clinical audit, benchmarking and quality improvement initiatives.”

Read more here.