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Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia We see the individual beyond the problems

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What is an eating disorder?

Disordered eating involves distorted attitudes and behaviours towards food, weight, and body image. There are several different types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. The sufferer develops an obsessive attitude towards food and their bodies which are characterised by both extreme control or a lack of it. Either way, the person loses the ability to make healthy choices about their eating.

How can Portobello Behavioural Health help?

A diagnosis of an eating disorder is not necessary for therapy to help. Treatment of eating disorders typically involves a collaboration of therapy, medical care, and nutritional counselling. Therapy can provide an environment for individuals to explore the possible causes of their disordered eating or attitudes. Therapy can help an individual work on the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that maintain negative behaviour cycles while managing emotions and learning coping skills to manage triggers. In addition, we run a weekly disordered eating group which provides excellent peer-to-peer support.

Coaching can be an invaluable tool for individuals with an eating disorder, by providing guidance, support, and accountability. Coaches can offer direct meal support, ongoing motivation, help set goals and identify potential obstacles. Coaches work in tandem with therapists and other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to treatment. Our case management offer helps coordinate treatment and ensure families get responsive support to tackle crises as they arise.

How it works

Initial consultation
Speak to a member of our team, in confidence, so we can better understand your needs, how we might be able to help and discuss next steps.
Depending on what services we recommend the next step is a formal assessment either with a clinical psychologist or a member of the therapy team.
Define a path to greater wellness
You’ll meet the team working with you and chart a plan to help tackle the problems you are facing. The length of time you work with us will be driven by you and your needs – we will support you every step of the way.
Ongoing care
The path to better mental health and wellness is a life-long process. Our aim is that you will get to a point where you no longer need us. However, our team will always be available to provide ongoing support, advice or additional help should you need it.

A long history in behavioural health

Our bespoke support model allows us to help clients no matter what their current stage of recovery.
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We see the individual beyond the problems of their day-to-day struggles and work flexibly to empower them to take back control of their lives & their attitude to food.

A flexible approach

Providing the best care

We are proud to have an experienced team of practitioners, many of whom are published and leading experts in their field. Our specialists are committed to delivering the best care to each person who receives support with us, and pride themselves on placing service users at the heart of their treatment and rehabilitation journey.

Practitioners engage in continuous professional development in order to guarantee that their practice is guided by the latest research and adheres to robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and other relevant standards.
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Some common questions about eating disorders

How do I support someone with an eating disorder?

Listen to them with empathy and without judgment. Encourage them to seek professional help and offer to assist in finding a qualified specialist. Offer your support and remind them that recovery is possible and that you will be there for them every step of the way. Make sure you are getting emotional support for yourself.

Do you provide medical assistance?

We do not provide medical interventions to help stabilise or increase a client’s weight.  If there is a need for medical assistance, we can refer to specialist who can provide this support who we can work alongside.

Is there a minimum BMI you are able to work with?

We are unable to work with clients who have a BMI below XXX. If can put in place a programme of support which can lay the ground work for a higher BMI and then work directly with a client once this has been achieved?

Do you accept medical insurance?

We do not accept medical insurance.  In some instances, clients are able to reclaim the cost of our services from theirinsurance companies but we do not deal with insurance companies directly. If additional information is required by a client in making an insurance claim an administration fee is payable.

What other support is available for eating disorders?

Beat Eating Disorders has lots of helpful information and advice on their website and also runs a national helpline.

Overeaters Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship which provides peer-to-peer support for people suffering from eating disorders.

The NHS website has helpful information about the medical consequences of eating disorders, how they are diagnosed and treatment options.

Does PBH follow a particular treatment approach or modality?

The way we support clients is flexible as we recognise that different people are at different stages in their road to wellness. We do not advocate or prescribe a particular modality but do recognise that clients who are engaged in self-destructive behaviours often need to be supported to stop or minimise the behaviour in order for their recovery to progress. However, we also acknowledge that this is not a linear process and as such lapses are frequent and we are adept at dealing with them.

How much does therapy/coaching/case management cost?

The prices for our services vary depending on what is required. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can explain what PBH can provide and how much it will cost.

Where are you based?

We operate from two offices, one in London and one in Guildford, Surrey. However, we provide support to clients across the world through case management, coaching and therapy. This may include remote or online support or it may mean our coaches travelling to clients in their home country.

What do I do in an emergency?

Dealing with mental health problems is turbulent and characterised by repeated crises. PBH is not an emergency service. If you find yourself in a situation where someone needs medical assistance or there is an imminent danger you should call emergency services. If the situation is contained and you require rapid response in the form of case management or coaching please get in touch.