Bulimia Nervosa

Our relationship with food can be damaging such as getting into a cycle of eating too much food and then trying to undo the effects. Unhealthy habits can be bingeing followed by starving yourself, making yourself sick or using laxatives, thinking constantly of eating, eating in secret, having irresistible cravings for certain foods and thinking yourself fat. This is known as bulimia nervosa.

The causes of bulimia are multiple such as social pressures, wanting to control, family problems, depression, low self-esteem and emotional distress. But you can recover from your eating disorder and improve the quality of your life. Nightingale Hospital London can help you take that vital step to regain a healthy and happy life. Please call us about bulimia treatment.

Our treatment approach for bulimia 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 bulimia treatment at Nightingale Hospital London 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 bulimia 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 your eating disorder.

Bulimia 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. Bulimia nervosa treatments here in 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 bulimia. Young people with an eating disorder also benefit from a teacher to enable your education to continue.

Bulimia Specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your bulimia. 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 bulimia specialists and bulimia 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.