Life Works – the leading specialist in Bulimia treatment.
Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by cycles of binging and purging. Bulimia sufferers eat far beyond the point of feeling full, followed by an episode of purging. This process of binging and purging is highly disruptive and can cause, chronic gastric reflux, ulcers, tooth decay, kidney damage, chest pain, infertility, cardiac arrhythmia, and death.
Bulimics often feel intense guilt, depression or shame. This makes bulimia a very secretive disease. Those who have it may fear coming forward and often they think treatment will mean putting on weight. That only further increases the negative emotions surrounding their condition. This, combined with the fact that bulimics may not have drastic fluctuations in weight makes the condition very hard to identify.
If you are ready to start your recovery, please call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.
What are the signs & symptoms of Bulimia?
Bulimia is a secretive disease and many of the symptoms are very hard to see. The most common bulimia symptoms are binging on foods that you feel guilty about eating, and then purging yourself of those foods through excessive exercise, vomiting or abusing laxatives. Other less visible symptoms of Bulimia include an obsession with food, fear or embarrassment about eating sugary or fatty foods in front of other people and constantly counting calories. If you are suffering from a continuous cycle of binging and purging and you are ready to break the habit, Life Works team of bulimia counsellors can help. Take the first step today by calling us at 0800 081 0700 or filling out our contact form.
I think I need treatment for Bulimia, how can Life Works help me?
At Life Works, we help each client identify the root of their eating disorder. Our holistic approach allows us to treat not only eating disorders, but any other co-occurring problems clients may have. We believe it is important to tackle the behaviour fuelling the disorder rather than just the symptoms. This ensures all of Life Works clients have the best opportunity for long term recovery. Life Works also works with the families of bulimics to repair broken lines of communication and provide each client with a support network. This is part of our family program. We also offer a number of supporting treatments to help clients overcome their eating disorders. If you are ready to start your bulimia recovery, please call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.
How can I start treatment for Bulimia at Life Works?
If you are ready to start your recovery, Life Works can help. The first step is to call our team of trusted enquires professionals. They can assess your situation, discuss your concerns and answer any other questions you may have. This helps us understand your problem and create a personalised treatment plan. If you are ready to take the first step on the road to bulimia recovery, please call our enquiries professionals at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.
Upon entering Life Works, clients are introduced to their primary counsellor. They then go through several assessments to help our professionals better treat their eating disorder. These include a clinical assessment, a psychological assessment and a medical assessment with a GP. Once all of this is completed, clients receive theri primary treatment plan from their counsellor. This plan covers their first week of stay and can be amended depending on each clients needs and other factors. During the first week. Each client will take part in a number of treatments and therapies. This includes group therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Each client will also meet with our nutritionist to work out a meal plan and be assigned a buddy who is another client. A buddy will be responsible for helping new clients learn about Life Works and guiding them through day to day activities. If you want to know more about what treatment will be like, you can contact our enquiries team or check out the treatment methods page.