anorexia can occur at any age and in younger males and females, it is
most commonly associated with girls in their teenage and early adult
years. Anorexia treatment at our Harley Street Office not only helps to
provide education and sound nutritional practices for our clients, but
we also use a variety of different therapeutic options to provide a
holistic approach to healing on a highly individualized and personalised
The Inner Self
like bulimia, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, may have
some physical and physiological roots, but it is largely an emotional
and mental health condition. Patents with anorexia have an inability to
see themselves accurately. This is known as a distorted self-image or
inaccurate perception of self.
their inner sense of self, the actual person that they see when they
look in the mirror, is not the same person that you or I would see.
Despite being very thin, even to the point of literal starvation, they
see themselves as fat or they may compare what they perceive their body
to be against some impossible standard. Often girls with anorexia refuse
to acknowledge that they have a problem and point to supermodels or the
latest star as proof that they need to be thin to be successful,
popular or meaningful in the world around them.
The Anorexia Treatment Plan
meeting with the therapists at the Harley Street Office a treatment
plan will be developed that is specific to the issues expressed by the
client. This may include incorporating a range of different therapeutic
models to get to the underlying cause of the distortion of self-image.
It may be that the client has to deal with issues within their family of
origin, get treatment for depression, or has to address abuse or
acknowledge that they are in denial about their declining health.
treatment at our Harley Street Office or our other locations is not a
simple, one step process. It will take a skilled psychotherapist with
years of experience in working with patients with eating disorders to
explore how this negative self-image and thought pattern evolved, and
then work with the patient to learn new, positive, healthy and reality
based ways to see themselves in the future.