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Anorexia Nervosa

Back to a healthy weight

We will work in partnership with you to help you with your anorexia in a way that will keep you engaged and motivated. In collaboration with you, we will seek to agree on goals and treatment programmes which will assist you on your road to recovery. We understand how challenging it is for you to address the anxiety of changing how you view your food and diet. Our pathways to recovery take a step-by-step approach which aims at reducing the intensity of intervention over the shortest period of time.

We recognise that you may well find recovery a challenging journey and everybody’s recovery is different from another person’s. At Schoen Clinic we appreciate how important it is to respect your individual circumstances and help you identify your specific needs.

Our treatments

  • Nutritional management

  • Eating disorder group interventions: Supporting and learning from each other

  • Psychological therapies

  • Physical healthcare

  • Mental health and wellbeing

Nutritional management

In healthcare settings, there are a range of different approaches to the ‘refeeding’ of people with anorexia. We will in some cases need to take control of this for you, for your own safety. Our preference is to help motivate you to make changes in your diet and food intake that will aid physical recovery. We provide you with psychoeducation, dietician advice and regular supervised meals that provide you with support and reassurance at every stage.

Psychological therapies

Our specialist therapists will work with you to increase your knowledge and understanding of how you connect to yourself and others. To discover deep rooted issues that influence how you see yourself and help you replace them with more constructive and empowering perspectives. Psychodynamic and behavioural approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are offered in our services.

We will support you and your family, where relevant, to develop new insights and approaches that will benefit you.

Eating disorder group interventions: supporting and learning from each other

Our skilled group facilitators will encourage you to explore how you connect and respond to others in a safe environment. Groups are particularly helpful in sharing positive experiences, skills, knowledge and supportive interventions. Group work is recommended so that you have the opportunity to explore how you relate to others and how they relate to you.

Physical healthcare

We will monitor your physical health on a regular basis, to ensure that we detect the short and long term consequences of your eating disorder. When a person’s body goes into a nutritional crisis it impacts their organs and electrolytes causing potentially fatal consequences. We will help you seek the appropriate medical help you need in a timely and supportive manner.

Mental health and wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important and often when people are unwell, they neglect their creative, spiritual and sensory selves. We will encourage you to reconnect with these aspects of yourself via a number of supported activities. We will teach you skills to manage distress and help you to cope without your eating disorder.