Because of the complex nature of an eating disorder, it is essential that both the medical, nutritional and psychological and emotional needs of the person is included. Therefore the multi disciplinary team at EDCC is made up of:
- Recovery Coach
- GP liaison*
*All service users must agree to EDCC clinical staff liaising with their GP, this to monitor and safeguard the ongoing medical stability of the person with the eating disorder.
**Affiliated to centre.
Therapeutic Services at EDCC
At EDCC we use an integrative approach which might use elements of
- Individual therapy
- Interpersonal therapy DBT (ammended)
- Family therapy
- DBT (Skills)
- Compassion focused therapy
- Trauma informed therapy
When you start your therapy at EDCC you will meet with a therapist on your own usually once a week. During this time you have a chance to talk about your life and how the eating disorder affects you.
We really understand that entering therapy for an eating disorder can be very frightening. We want you to understand that we really respect this, and we will not try to force you to ‘give up the eating disorder’ until you are ready to do so.
Part of your treatment will probably mean taking part in some group work, when and if you are ready to do so. This would mean being in group with other service users of EDCC. Areas covered in group are:
- Anxiety management
- Assertiveness skills
Families/carer’s support can prove crucial in helping a loved one recover from an eating disorder. At EDCC we believe family/couple therapy to be an essential part of the treatment plan towards a person’s recovery.
Please Note: The involvement of family/partners/carer’s in ones recovery whilst proven to be beneficial, is not a prerequisite for being accepted for therapy at EDCC. Many people successfully complete recovery from their Eating Disorder without involvement of a partner or family member.