Adult assessment and treatment

Eating disorders service, adult assessment and treatment timeline

 

Types of treatment for adult eating disorders

Physical health monitoring:

We may invite you into our clinic for some physical health checks, including weight, height, blood pressure, blood tests and an ECG.

Specialist nurse monitoring:

Our specialist eating disorder nurses offer monthly appointments while you are waiting to begin therapy. These sessions involve psycho-education and support you starting to make changes in preparation for therapy.

Dietetics:

You may be offered appointments with one of our dietitians to assess your nutritional requirements and design meal plans with you.

Psychiatric Intervention:

You may be offered a review with our consultant psychiatrist who may help support you with your wider mental health and who can prescribe and review medication.

EFFT Workshop:

Your family members may be invited to a workshop where they will learn Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) skills to support you in your recovery.

Guided Self-Help:

A short, structured course of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) based work aimed at challenging your thoughts and behaviour around eating, negative emotions and body image with the aim to reduce your episodes of binge eating.

CBT-E Group:

A 12 week cognitive behavioural therapy group programme for those with a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder.

Individual Therapy:

Individual therapy sessions generally involve weekly appointments with a psychologist or CBT therapist. For most people this would be Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), which is the latest version of the leading evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.