3 things we ask you in an assessment

It is a brave and courageous decision to reach out for help with an eating disorder, and there can be a lot of unknowns and anxieties surrounding the assessment. Here’s how we approach meeting clients for the first time.

We know that it’s a brave and courageous decision to reach out for help with an eating disorder.

There can be a lot of fear associated with the thought of letting go of something that, ultimately, helps to you to feel safe and in control of your day-to-day life.

We recognise and respect this experience. In fact, having a very “real” understanding of what it feels like to live with an eating disorder is woven into the fabric of Orri, and into how we approach our assessments with clients.

Here’s how we get to know you…

What are your goals for recovery?

As your treatment team, we want to know what is motivating you to seek treatment. Your goals for recovery tell us about who you are and what you want from life, and how we can support you in making that happen. Our approach is about meeting you where you are.

“We are looking to truly get to know the person and their journey so far to identify how Orri can support them in their recovery.” – Ivana, Admissions Manager

What are your current challenges?

A problem shared is a problem halved. By learning about what you’re finding challenging in life, we can match you with certain group therapies that can support you with overcoming those challenges.

Know that you will never be ‘forced’ to do anything at Orri. We go at your pace, working with that part of you that wants to live life free of an eating disorder.

What does your life look like, right now?

Eating disorders impact all areas of our life: work, family life, social life, etc.

By sharing a picture of what your life looks like, we can work together to identify how the eating disorder might be holding you back or interrupting your ability to connect and thrive.

Recovery is possible, and you’ll notice your recovery in areas you never thought were impacted.

We’re here to talk it through.

We have to go gently when we’re making big decisions in life, like the decision to enter treatment. This is why we take things at your pace, with respect, kindness and compassion, every step of the way.

Simply reach out to learn more.

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