Anorexia nervosa

Sometimes our relationship with food can be damaging due to it feeling like the only part of life we can control. Food begins to represent everything negative so eating habits develop into extreme patterns such as excessive lowering of food intake, missing meals and altering what you eat. The loosing of weight makes you feel safe and is your response to low self-worth, extreme fear of rejection and distorted self-image. This is known as anorexia nervosa.

You can recover from anorexia nervosa and improve the quality of your life. Nightingale Hospital can help you take that vital step to regain a healthy and happy life. Please call us about eating disorder treatment.

Our treatment approach for anorexia nervosa

Based on current clinical evidence and put into practice by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of consultant psychiatrists, unit doctors, nurses, a dietician and specialist therapists, our approach to eating disorder treatment is tailored to the individual.

Through intensive psychological and emotional support in group therapy sessions and individual counselling and psychotherapy you can understand underlying factors that have contributed to your anorexia and find strategies to overcome the eating disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you identify your negative thoughts and learn more positive emotional and behavioural responses to your beliefs about yourself and your eating. Family therapy can improve the way family members relate to each other and communicate and Occupational Therapy can support you practically in returning to a normal life away from anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia treatment tailored to you

We have the expertise in eating disorders to approach the support and treatment we offer adults and adolescents in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery. Treatments for anorexia here at Nightingale Hospital London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient.

Through therapy, education and alternative supportive approaches such as art and drama therapy, meditation and relaxation, life skills, sleep therapy and support groups for you and your family we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills to recover from your anorexia.

Young people with an eating disorder also benefit from a teacher to enable your education to continue.

Anorexia Nervosa Specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your anorexia. It is vital you find an eating disorder specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on anorexia specialists and anorexia treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.