Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

A specialist 18-week online programme for recovery.

Hello. Welcome to Orri.

We are the UK’s leading specialist, private eating disorder clinic. With our vision of ‘recovery for all’ we provide expert, evidence-based treatment with kindness and compassion and deliver outstanding outcomes.

Binge eating disorder is an incredibly distressing condition. Not only can the symptoms feel extremely out of control, but there can be intense feelings of guilt and shame around the behaviours that manifest. This can keep people trapped in a cycling of bingeing and restricting, developing rigid rules around food in order to maintain a sense of control.

People with binge eating disorder deserve expert help delivered with compassion and kindness.

Our 18-week online group and individual therapy programme is a bespoke recovery treatment plan designed specifically for those living with binge eating disorder. This programme helps people to overcome their symptoms as part of a recovery community who understand your experience.

Overcoming BED symptoms

Identifying triggers and patterns

Embedding structure and safety around food

Processing underlying causes

Healing body image

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This might be your first time reaching out for eating disorder treatment, or, you might feel like you’ve had lots of support before. Wherever you find yourself, we’ll meet you there.

Our treatment is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

Orri is in the top 1% of all UK mental health organisations.

More than just ‘comfort eating’

It is important to highlight that binge eating disorder (BED) is treatable, and recovery is possible.

There is no ‘one way’ to have BED, however, there are shared characteristics and behavioural patterns that can help with diagnosis and treatment, including:

  • Eating uncontrollably (bingeing) and/or fear of eating uncontrollably
  • Planning bingeing at particular time/with specific foods
  • Secretive eating and isolation, perhaps concealing food or wrappers
  • Feelings of shame or embarrassment after eating
  • Acts of self-disgust and self-harm
  • Petty theft to obtain food to binge on 
  • Perfectionism or ritualistic behaviour / rules
  • Depression, and other co-occurring conditions such as OCD and anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Preoccupation with body image and appearance

We often find that people can feel trapped in a cycle of bingeing and feelings of shame, guilt and fear can arise as we experience behaviours that feel very out of our control and not understood.

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“It’s such a relief to know that someone else is going through the same pain as you. The support network around groups has been super valuable for me. The recognition, the validation…it has been so useful.”

– Alumni Client

Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Our 18-week online group and individual therapy programme is specifically designed for those living with binge eating disorder. In addition, a maximum of 8 people at any one time are accepted onto the programme so that you receive the maximum input from the Orri team.

People with binge eating disorder can often struggle with emotional regulation, and this can manifest in behaviours with food as eating becomes a means of self-soothing during moments of emotional distress.

Treatment, therefore, looks to understand the function of bingeing and looks to identify the triggers that lead to feelings of acute emotional distress.

At Orri, we believe that there’s a root cause that can be healed and a structure that can be built, so that long-term recovery is possible. It might be hard to believe that change can happen, but here, we see change happen every single day.

 Working together with our expert therapists, dietitians and occupational therapists, you’ll move through a programme structure designed to break the cycle of bingeing, whilst feeling truly heard and understood as part of a collective.  

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Group therapy for recovery

Group therapy is a collective, healing space.

Together, members develop trust with one another and slowly share their experiences for the collective to ‘bear witness’ to. Eating disorders thrive on isolation, so creating collective spaces in which group members can invite other people into their internal experiences is incredibly healing in recovery.

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A programme designed for you

This is a programme specifically designed for people living with binge eating disorder. 

You might have ‘yo-yo’ dieted for as long as you can remember, believing that you were struggling with ‘willpower’, ‘control’ or ‘discipline’ with food. Perhaps you’ve mistakenly blamed yourself, and suffered greatly with your mental health as a result. At Orri, we treat a lot of people who feel this way. 

To us, binge eating disorder is so much more than someone’s relationship to food. It’s as a complex interplay between emotions and behaviours that ultimately serves a ‘purpose’ or ‘function’. 

For treatment to be successful, it must be delivered by experts with compassion and understanding. This programme has been developed by the experts at Orri, using a combination of evidence-based practices alongside innovative. In simple terms, this means that our approach is based on treatment that works.

Through participating in the programme you will: 

  • Develop a deep understanding of binge eating disorder
  • Gain insights into how it impacts all areas of your life
  • Learn to recognise your triggers and patterns that exist
  • Process underlying causes
  • Gain control around food and develop a healthy structure around it
  • Work on healing your body image

 

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“I’d forgotten what normal eating looked like...I had spent so long starving myself or gorging that I'd forgotten what that middle ground looked like.”

Alumni client

18 weeks of online specialist support

The programme is 18 weeks long in total, structured in two parts. The first is a block of  6 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by a subsequent 12 weeks of ongoing group and individual support.  All sessions are online.  

Group therapy is a critical component of the programme. It fosters a sense of belonging, accountability and empathy. By being part of a group, you get to see that you are not alone. Sharing similar experiences and struggles, free from judgement, is extremely powerful and reparative. 

Weeks 1-6
  • 3x half day group therapy sessions 
  • An individual weekly therapy session 
  • Fortnightly individual dietetic sessions

These initial weeks focus on symptom interruption and education around the ‘function’ of the binge eating disorder, whilst building relationships with people who understand your experience.

    Weeks 7-18
    • All clients attend a weekly group therapy session
    • A weekly individual therapy session
    • A  monthly individual dietetic session 

    This second half of the programme reduces in intensity to invite clients to experience more autonomy in their recovery whilst continuing to receive regular, specialist support

    Please get in touch with us for a detailed outline of the programme and contents.

    How it works

     We conduct a highly in-depth assessment utilising multiple members of our specialist team to ensure that our treatment is effective and meaningful for your recovery. 

    Step 1

    Reach out

    Call us or fill out the contact form on this page. One of our admissions specialists will then be in touch to discuss how our online programme can help you.

    Step 2

    Assessment

    We will organise a virtual intake assessment where you will meet one of our specialist team members to discuss your experience in depth.

    Step 3

    Start your sessions

    Following your assessment, we’ll discuss our recommendations with you. We’ll agree a start date and get everything aligned for your first session.

    Funding

    This programme is not currently covered by private medical insurance and will need to be self-funded. For information about fees, please contact our Admissions Department at 0203 918 6340

      Your journey with Orri.

      Recover in person, online, or with a blend of both.

      Day Treatment

      Day Treatment

      An intensive programme of treatment where clients work side-by-side with expert clinicians as part of a recovery community.

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      Outpatient Services

      Outpatient Services are specialist individual therapy sessions with expert clinicians built into personalised and flexible plans.

      The only CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ specialist eating disorder service in the UK

      The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

      In our first full inspection in 2021, Orri was rated ‘Outstanding’ overall, as well as recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in all of the CQC’s five key lines of enquiry: safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.

      This means Orri is “performing exceptionally well” to meet the needs of our clients, and this rating puts Orri in the top 1% of all health and social care services in England.

      Read the report here.