Anorexia Treatment in Surrey

If you are suffering from anorexia, it may seem like you are in a daily battle with food. Counting calories, obsessing over weight and constantly feeling guilty about eating are all commonly associated with anorexia.

Whilst anorexia can seem like an insurmountable illness, it is treatable and those suffering from it are not alone. Anorexia nervosa affects 1 in 100 women aged between 15 and 30 in the UK, whilst an estimated 10% of anorexia sufferers are men. It may seem impossible to overcome but there is help and hope available at Life Works.

I think I need treatment for anorexia, how can Life Works help me?

The most important step in recovering from anorexia is admitting that you have a problem and seeking help. Treatment for anorexia at Life Works is aimed at looking beyond the basic issue of food intake and addressing some of the emotional issues that underpin the disorder. We will help you to understand the contributing factors of your illness and involve your family in parts of the treatment. This increases your chances of a full recovery. Life Works provides a residential setting for anorexia sufferers to allow healing. We will also minimise your chances of a relapse by supporting you in aftercare and introducing you to a supportive recovery community. In recovery it is ‘one day at a time’, and the earlier you take action, the better your chances of overcoming this serious illness.

You can start treatment at Life Works’ anorexia treatment centre in Woking, Surrey immediately; all it takes is a call to our dedicated admissions team. They provide a free and confidential assessment of your current medical condition and answer any questions that you may have. Our admissions professionals also explain the anorexia treatment options at Life Works to help you to understand the path to recovery.

If you are ready to end your battle with food and start anorexia recovery, please call 0808 159 5657 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anorexia

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is widely regarded as being a highly effective treatment method for anorexia, and is used worldwide in the treatment of a range of eating disorders.

Anorexia and other forms of eating disorders are underpinned by deeply ingrained dysfunctional thought patterns which can prevent you from making healthy choices regarding food and nutrition, and cause a lack of belief in your ability to overcome your anorexia. Our highly trained Life Works experts use CBT to challenge the unhealthy thought patterns that underpin anorexia, and encourage you to address things in new and healthier ways, in order to alter the destructive behaviours that are characteristic of this condition. During CBT, you will work to identify your irrational beliefs regarding body image and food, develop an understanding of why these beliefs were established in the first place, before replacing them with more positive thought patterns.

A personalised journey to recovery from anorexia

Each person is unique and anorexia can manifest differently in different people. As such, the first step in your anorexia treatment journey will involve our expert team developing a bespoke treatment plan that is tailored according to your individual needs and requirements. The type of treatment that you will receive at Life Works eating disorder clinic is personalised according to the unique nature of your anorexia, taking into account any specific triggers for your unhealthy relationship with food, as well as the impact that the condition is having on both you, and those who are closest to you.

What are the signs and symptoms of anorexia?

Anorexia is characterised by a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and a fear of becoming fat or gaining weight. This fear often manifests in obsessive calorie counting and restricted eating where the sufferer’s weight often drops below the recommended range for their sex and height. Anorexia sufferers also regularly avoid social gatherings in order to refrain from eating. This leaves them withdrawn and can cause them to feel lonely and isolated.

Other common symptoms of anorexia include irregular eating patterns, mood swings and avoiding meal times altogether. If you are displaying any of these symptoms of anorexia, it is important to seek expert counselling at a specialised anorexia treatment centre.

Contact us

Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of eating disorders. To discuss how we can help you start anorexia recovery, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.


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