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Eating Disorders

The Mews House works with eating disordered clients who have completed often quite lengthy first stage treatment.

We understand that recovering from an eating disorder is a difficult and lengthy process, and that the step out of intensive primary treatment is a daunting one.

Our job is to help ED clients to:

  1. Hold the process when they return to London
  2. Be empowered to take more and more responsibility for their recovery
  3. Build a recovery support system in London

Our highly trained ED therapists will work with you individually, oversee your daily food structures and supervise your meal planning and preparation, ensuring that you eat a healthy and balanced diet, and giving you the best possible chance of holding your recovery process.

Eating Disorder Treatment at The Mews House includes:

  • Individual therapy with an experienced ED specialist
  • Daily food plan oversight
  • Eating Disorder Support Group
  • Support around shopping for food, and planning & preparing meals

We will expect you to work with a dietician or nutritionist and, where appropriate, have regular contact with a consulting psychiatrist or GP.

We will also expect you to attend ED fellowship meetings and to have obtained an ED sponsor by the end of your first month at The Mews House.

If support at mealtimes is required, this can be arranged. However, please note that we do expect people living at The Mews House to take a lot of responsibility for their relationship with food; we are not a primary treatment centre.

ED clients who do well with us are able to buy, store, cook and eat food as per their meal plan, are willing to share their difficulties, and are prepared to work with feedback.

“The counsellors and support staff were invaluable”

Eating Disorder Aftercare

All ED clients who have completed treatment at The Mews House are invited to attend a weekly, drop-in, ED Support Group. This is free for life.

Recovery from an ED and Therapeutic Mentoring

For some people in recovery from an eating disorder, therapeutic mentoring can be a very helpful addition to the treatment arsenal.

A therapeutic mentor is someone who is in recovery themselves, is professionally trained and who complements conventional group and individual therapy by taking the therapeutic relationship into real world settings. This extra ‘glue’ can sometimes be the difference needed to make treatment successful.

Therapeutic mentoring is a bespoke extra service that Start2Stop can arrange if requested.