Anorexia Treatment for 16-75-year-olds: Signs, Symptoms and Rehab

At Banbury Lodge we know that if you are suffering from anorexia the way you see yourself may be very different to how others see you.

Anorexia can cause serious health problems, because of the effects of starvation on the body. It can also have a profound impact on your work, your personal relationships, and can lead to isolation.As with other eating disorders and addictions, anorexia can be associated with co-occurring depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, addiction, and self-harm.

At Banbury Lodge we have a wide range of therapeutic approaches available to:

  • enhance your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing
  • encourage healthy eating patterns
  • Provide you with effective emotional regulation skills
  • Equip you with effective interpersonal skills
  • Enable you to explore and address the thoughts and feelings behind your addiction.

Therapies that might form part of your tailored programme for anorexia include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Focal psycho-dynamic therapy (FPT)
  • Family interventions focused on eating disorders

Our Guarantee

If you choose to become a client at Banbury Lodge for will do our upmost to:

  • Help you – to overcome barriers to recovery from eating disorders and mental health problems such as isolation, guilt, or low self-esteem.
  • Enable you – to build a great basis for long term recovery
  • Equip you – will skills and tools that to address the emotional, psychological and lifestyle issues that are associated with your eating disorder or mental health problem
  • Empower you – to set and reach your therapeutic goals.

Attending residential rehab is a great option for recovery from eating disorders and addictions. Recovering within the Banbury Lodge community will help you overcome the isolation of your illness.

At Banbury Lodge you will have the opportunity to be supported by a team of expert staff and share your journey with group of peers. We are delighted to be able to offer you a rich programme of therapeutic and holistic interventions designed to help you overcome your eating disorders and addictions. We provide a confidential, professional service in a warm, safe and facilitated environment.

If you are struggling with eating disorders or mental health problems we are here to help. Call us now to find out more about our tailored therapeutic programmes.

What Happens After Rehab?

Banbury Lodge provides aftercare for a year following completion of primary treatment. This means that you and feel confident that when you leave you will not be left to face your addiction alone.

Before your time in Banbury Lodge is over you will work with your counsellor and peers to formulate a relapse prevention plan to follow in the weeks and months after you leave treatment. This plan will include steps to take when you find yourself in triggering situations such as phoning a friend in recovery, attending a local support group, or calling us at Banbury Lodge. Your relapse prevention plan will help you to understand when you are becoming at risk. Through becoming mindful of your processes you can stop relapse in its tracks and choose a different path.

We are committed to providing a supportive and comprehensive aftercare package consisting of:

  • Aftercare sessions alongside your peers and counsellor to help you sustain your recovery and good mental health.
  • Ongoing contact with your counsellor so you can process your thoughts and feelings as you practice your new recovery skills and tools.
  • Contact with your GP, if appropriate we can provide your GP with discharge information to make sure that continuing care can be put in place should you need it.
  • Support Groups, we provide an introduction to the local area Anonymous fellowships, such as Eating Disorders Anonymous and Emotions Anonymous, as a source of ongoing support.

Banbury Lodge aims to equip you with a wide selection of skills and tools for building a life in which you can flourish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide treatment for dual-diagnosis?

It is quite common for people to come to rehab with multiple addictions. Research and experience has shown that there are strong links between substance use and problems with gambling, video gaming, disordered eating, addictive technology use, and compulsive sexual behaviour, to name a few.  There is a lot of overlap between addictions, mood disorders, eating disorders and with other co-occurring issues – the staff at Banbury Lodge are very much used to dealing with dual diagnosis.

Banbury Lodge is equipped with a team of experienced, dedicated, and expert staff including – counsellors, addiction counselors, psychotherapists, consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors. In addition to the clinical team there will also be support staff – some of whom may be in long term recovery themselves. We also have a range of coaches, and holistic practitioners. Rest assured that the staff at Banbury Lodge will be well equipped to help you.

How long do you stay in rehab for depression/anxiety?

Experts agree that the longer a person remains in treatment, the better the outcome. Programmes do vary in their length from 28 days to 90 days, or longer. Secondary care can last 18 months.

The most important thing to remember is that taking the time you need to get a solid foundation for your recovery is critical. If you leave treatment before you are ready you may be risking relapse which will mean you have to start all over again, or worse.

If possible it is usually recommended that people take a little extra time to insure their recovery. Residential rehab offers an integrative approach and a safe and nurturing environment in which to recover and learn necessary skills, there is so much to learn.

It is generally accepted by experts in the field that residential rehab for a period of 90 days is optimum for treatment. At Banbury Lodge we know that everyone is different but it is important to give yourself the time you need to heal and succeed in your recovery.

Can you help my teenager beat an eating disorder?

We offer beds for 16-18 year old’s who are suffering from eating disorders, we are one of the few centres in the country to do so.

Adolescent eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive overeating are concerns every parent hopes to avoid. But, if your loved one develops these eating disorders we are here to help.

Studies have shown that early intervention in the development of an eating disorder has the best likelihood of long-term recovery. We offer prompt access to residential rehab and a full therapeutic and holistic programme.

Eating disorders lead to significant medical complications. Therefore, receiving care from comprehensive eating disorder programme is extremely important.

We treat eating disorders on the mental, physical and emotional level. This means that you will have access to a medical doctor, a psychologist, a dietician, and specialist counsellors, as well as holistic practitioners and a fitness instructor.

Families are an integral part of the recovery process. The chances that your loved one will recover from an eating disorder will be increased if the family is involved in supporting and t engaging with the therapeutic process – to this end we offer family therapy group in which to support you all as individuals and also as a family.

Do you offer secondary rehab services for eating disorders?

There are many reasons why it may be less than helpful to return home following completion of primary rehab. If that is the case for you we will be delighted to consider you for a place at our secondary care facility Fenton House.

We believe in offering long term care where it is needed and we are committed to supporting our clients in achieving sustained recovery from eating disorders. To that end we offer secondary residential care at our specialist facility, Fenton House. Fenton House is an extended care treatment facility for anyone who requires support beyond primary rehab.

Fenton House offers a supportive environment in which to develop you recovered way of life. At Fenton House you will have the opportunity to build on the work you have done at Banbury Lodge and put into practice what you have learned in a supported therapeutic environment.

To achieve lasting and happy recovery you must embrace growth and change. Given a safe and therapeutic environment it is possible to recover! We are committed to providing ongoing care and supporting you in building a recovered way of life.

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