Treatment is for everyone.
where you are.
We understand no two eating disorders are the same, no two people are the same, so at Orri, no two treatments are the same.
Our approach works with the whole person by exploring the underlying causes of the eating disorder, taking a personalised and stepped approach with programmes evolving with you over time.
Orri is more than just expert help; it’s a community who will never give up on you.
connected to your
We want you to regain the joys and pleasures of everyday life without the overbearing presence of an eating disorder.
Our specialist approach keeps you connected to your life and loved ones, nurturing autonomy for long-term, sustainable recovery.
Outstanding care is what we do, kindness
makes us Orri.
We are a team of experts who draw upon years of experience and innovative research to make recovery possible.
But what we really want you to know about us is that we care. Here, you will find hope, compassion and empathy – a community that will never give up on you.
No matter where
you’re at in your journey.
Wherever you find yourself today, we want to meet you there.
No one understands their eating disorder better than themselves. That’s why before anything we take the time to get to know each other and understand your story.
This way, we ensure that when you’re ready to take that next step, you feel safe and confident.
We believe in recovery for all.
“I’m so grateful for the support, skill and dedication of the staff who truly design a unique programme for each person.”
What your programme
would look like.
Clients are invited to join an initial 6-week programme that creates space to settle at Orri, build key relationships, and lay the foundations for a recovery journey.
Online, clients join a minimum of 3 half-day sessions, up to 5 full-day sessions, per week.
In Person, clients attend 3 to 5 full days per week.
We host regular review meetings to discuss your progress, make collaborative changes based upon your evolving needs, or to plan your discharge.
What does recovery look like at Orri?
Individual therapy sessions (delivered by a psychotherapist or psychologist) provides space for clients to explore their experience of their eating disorder, gain insight into the underlying causes, and develop new coping skills that lessen the hold of the eating disorder.
This happens within a safe and confidential relationship with a therapist who is non-judgemental, compassionate, and committed to your individual recovery.
We recognise that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach’ to recovery, as such, we combine a number of different individual therapy approaches to address someone’s needs.
Eating disorders thrive in isolation, so Orri is founded on the concept of community. Group therapy provides a space of shelter where a collective comes together to ‘bear witness’ to one another.
Groups are facilitated by experienced psychotherapists, dietitians, and mental health nurses, and established within boundaries of confidentiality and respect, allowing clients to work towards connecting to their vulnerability.
In time, group therapy provides a mutual space of shared understanding. Whilst many may feel understandably apprehensive at first, the group therapy process offers an invaluable experience where clients draw strength from others and also see others draw strength from them.
“From our first meeting I knew my child would be in the safest hands. I will be forever grateful.”
relationship to food.
We do dietetics a little differently at Orri. We do not talk about calories, nor do we lay down rules.
People with eating disorders can already have a lot of rules. Instead, we strike the balance between providing nutritious food that feels safe, whilst allowing clients to gently challenge behaviours that are holding them back.
Our emphasis is on establishing meaningful structure
around food, as opposed to limiting rules, within a social setting that helps clients to retrace their steps back to a safe and intuitive eating pattern.
Building resilience in daily life.
Occupational Therapy looks holistically at an individual, their environment and daily occupations to evaluate their level of functioning and quality of life.
Our team of Occupational Therapists work alongside clients to facilitate therapeutic interventions that bring both a sense of autonomy and support to the areas of their lives where they may need extra guidance and/or skill-building.
Unifying mind and body.
We offer a unique range of body-based therapies that help unify the mind and body, using a combination of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to help people connect their bodies with their feelings.
Working somatically encourages clients to experience emotional and physical sensations and learn to navigate them by regulating their nervous system with a combination of awareness, mindfulness and self-care.
Led by world-class experts.
Every client’s programme is managed by a multi-disciplinary team which includes world-class psychiatrists supported by a team of specialist nurses.
Prof. Paul Robinson (pictured), Orri’s Director of Research and Development, is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and best known for his promotion of intensive community treatment to minimise the need for hospital care.
Dr Sara Morando is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry. She has worked for 16 years across various inpatient and daycare settings, with community mental health teams, specialist eating disorder services, personality disorders services and psychotherapy services.
Dr Louisa Beckford is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a wide range of experience in specialist mental health services including addictions, neuropsychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Your journey with Orri.
Recover in person, online, or with a blend of both.
No matter your location, our online treatment is face-to-face recovery community at the click of a button.
A safe space in central London for you to recover from your eating disorder. No matter where you are in your journey, we’re here to walk alongside you.
Our Blend Programme is a unique programme for eating disorder recovery, combining both our in person and online treatment programmes.
What is a stepped approach to treatment?
No one person is the same, therefore recovery will look and feel different person to person.
Our stepped approach ensures each person’s programme evolves with them over time, adapting to their needs, and gradually scaling down in line with their recovery.
Hear from our team and clients.
Katie is a Senior Psychologist and joined the team in May 2019. We sat her down to learn more about her approach and role within Orri. How long have you been a clinician for and what were you doing before Orri? ...
Anita’s daughter Lucy started showing the signs of Anorexia Nervosa at 16. She sought help from her GP but there was no specialist treatment option available, only cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and Lucy wasn’t deemed “thin enough” for hospitalization. For...
Romy is a Psychotherapist and joined the team in April 2019. We sat her down to learn more about her approach and role within Orri. How long have you been a clinician for and what were you doing before Orri? I...
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Kendra is an Occupational Therapist and joined the team in September 2019. We sat her down to learn more about her approach and role within Orri. How long have you been a clinician for and what were you doing before...
Last week Orri’s Director of Research and Development, Dr Paul Robinson, presented a seminar on Mentalization-based Therapy for Eating Disorders to healthcare professionals in our network – the first of many CPD seminars hosted at Orri. Dr. Robinson, along with...
Kerrie is a leading Psychotherapist in the treatment of Eating Disorders, lecturer on an MSc in Attachment Studies at Roehampton University and one of the founders of Orri. Kerrie has delivered training throughout the UK on Eating Disorders and Attachment, and is...
Dr Paul Robinson is a leading Psychiatrist for the treatment of Eating Disorders. He is a founding member and former chair of the Faculty of Eating Disorders at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. A leading voice in the promotion of intensive...
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The BBC recently highlighted the need for more mental health hospital beds in England to end the distress that comes with sending of patients far from home. As providers of specialist day treatment that’s embedded in the community, we wanted...