This is when you contact us directly and is very common practice. If you have any concerns about your relationship with food, get in touch to speak with one of the team who will offer guidance on next steps.
This is when a family member contacts us with concerns about their loved one.
You can ask your GP to get in touch with us if they, or you, are concerned. This is usually done by letter or email.
General counsellors and psychotherapists
If you are already receiving support from a counsellor or psychotherapist, but they feel that more specialist support is appropriate then they can make contact with us.
We are increasingly receiving referrals from schools, colleges and universities for students with emerging or existing eating disorders, (subject to the consent of the young person’s parents or guardians, if under 18 years old).
Referrals to The Surrey Centre for Eating Disorders can be made via self referral, GP, Consultant Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor or other appropriate professional.
All eating disorders clients will be assessed by a dietitian and/or a psychotherapist. In some instances, it may be deemed necessary for the client to also be assessed by a psychiatrist prior to treatment starting.
One to One
At The Surrey Centre we believe counselling or psychotherapy plays a fundamental part in recovery from an eating disorder. The therapists at The Surrey Centre work closely together whereby the philosophy of working simultaneously with issues around food and the underlying emotional issues are addressed.
Recovery from an eating disorder is significantly improved when other family members are involved in the process. At The Surrey Centre, we work together with partners, parents, siblings and children helping them understand how to help their loved one. As this process progresses, food is put back into its rightful place and can become something enjoyed and shared.