Group therapy offers the opportunity for young people to have a voice within a community of individuals who share similar challenges.



It is created and guided by a trained professional, which allows a young person to explore the eating disorder in a safe and shared space. This collaborative form of healing can focus on numerous psychological and emotional issues which often accompany the eating disorder.


What role does group therapy play in a multidisciplinary eating disorder service?

Group therapy will give the young person the chance to learn from different professionals leading the group. The groups will be a platform for psychological ideas and concepts to foster self-development and steps towards recovery.

When would a child or young person benefit from seeing The Bridge group therapy?

The Bridge group therapy is beneficial for all, regardless of treatment stage. It will be offered to a child or young person at assessment and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

How does psychology help a child or young person with an eating disorder?

Psychological theory is utilised to help a child or young person with an eating disorder understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This awareness gives way for the development of new coping styles.

Summary

Group therapy is a dynamic shared environment, guided by a trained professional. It is a safe space providing the opportunity for self expression and a connection with others. Group therapy will take place weekly and it will be continually adapted to meet the needs of the group.

Our team can help you to live a normal and healthy life outside of your treatment. We always work with you at the centre of our service, and treatment will be at a pace to suit you. If you want help with any of the issues discussed then please discuss with your parent or carer if required, or contact us.

Are you worried about a loved one?

If you're worried that someone close to you has an eating disorder, get in touch with us. We encourage that you talk with your loved one to see if they recognise or understand their eating behaviours.

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Do you need help yourself?

The first step to recovery takes courage, openness and honesty. Recognising that you need help with an eating disorder is a substantial achievement.

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All our therapists are here to listen to you and offer support so that we can decide the best treatment plan for you.

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