Specialist Eating Disorder Service
Eating disorders can take a significant toll on both mental health and physical well-being. At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the complex nature of eating disorders and offer comprehensive treatment options to help individuals regain control over their lives. Our dedicated team of expert dietitians and mental health professionals specialises in treating eating disorders, ensuring that each patient receives personalised care and support. With locations across the UK in London, Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield, accessing support for eating disorders is quick and easy.
Psychology Assessments & Therapy
- Conducted by a multidisciplinary team of professionals with expertise in treating a wide range of psychological concerns.
- Comfortable and confidential environment where you can safely express yourself.
Mental Health Services
Understanding Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are not limited by age, gender, or background. They often manifest as disordered actions and thoughts related to food intake. Individuals with eating disorders may use food as a coping mechanism for their emotions or circumstances they feel they cannot control. This can lead to unhealthy habits, such as obsessing over body shape, weight, or engaging in erratic eating patterns.
Our team of specialists at Private Medical Clinic is equipped to diagnose and treat various types of eating disorders, including:
Anorexia is characterised by severe food restriction and over-exercising to control weight, resulting in dangerously low body weight and potential health complications.
Bulimia involves episodes of binge eating followed by extreme measures to avoid weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting or laxative use.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
People with BED consume large amounts of food quickly, often until feeling uncomfortably full. Unlike bulimia, BED does not typically involve purging.
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
OSFED is a category for individuals whose symptoms do not align with specific eating disorders. It can encompass various symptoms from anorexia, bulimia, or BED and should be addressed promptly.
Our Treatment Approaches
Our team employs various therapeutic techniques to support patients in their journey to recovery:
- Person-Centred Therapy: We believe that you are the expert on yourself, and our counsellors are there to guide and support you throughout your recovery journey.
- Psychodynamic Therapy: This approach helps you access your subconscious thoughts and feelings, increasing self-awareness and understanding how deep-rooted emotions influence behaviour.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): We utilise CBT to assist you in changing unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, fostering positive change in your life.
- Transactional Analysis: This technique helps replace negative thoughts and behaviours with more positive ones, leading to life-altering improvements.
- Attachment Styles Exploration: We delve into how early attachment styles shape your beliefs and values, helping you understand and rebuild patterns and habits in forming and maintaining relationships.
Why Choose Private Medical Clinic
Eating disorders require prompt attention to prevent serious health consequences. At Private Medical Clinic, we prioritise the well-being of our patients by offering:
- Exceptional patient care
- Consultations with specialists at short notice
- No waiting lists or GP referrals required
- State-of-the-art medical facilities
Our Mental Health Team
Private Medical Clinic is proud to be led by a team of experienced and compassionate medical professionals. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services to our patients.
Each team member brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and compassion to their roles, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible. From our skilled doctors and specialists to our attentive administrative professionals, we work collaboratively to create a seamless patient experience.
Dr Robyn Cooley
Dr Cooley provides psychological assessment and therapy for all ages. She is trained in multiple models of psychotherapy to support you.
Dr Sam Cooley
Dr Cooley sees children and adults for autism and ADHD assessments and one-to-one therapy. He is expertly placed to provide psychological therapy.