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Psychiatric Services

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If you are referred to The Surrey Centre by a psychiatrist we will, with your agreement, work closely with them to ensure you receive a complete package of care.

For some of our clients meeting the team at The Surrey Centre is the first point of contact. If at any point we feel the support of a Psychiatrist would be beneficial we will recommend this to you.

Sometimes clients come to The Surrey Centre with a number of issues to deal with including an eating disorder for example; depression, drug addiction or alcohol dependency.

Our policy is work with you to secure the best treatment to meet all your needs. This may mean we recommend that you seek the support of a psychiatrist who would be able to oversee your care and make the appropriate recommendations for treatment ensuring all your needs are met.

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Call us, in confidence, to have an initial discussion and/or make an appointment.

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    Family Education and Support Programme

    family-education-at-The-Surrey-Centre_300Family Education and Support Programme

    We understand that it is not only the individual with an eating disorder that needs support and that, often, a wider impact is felt by the whole family. We have often been asked by family members if we can help them understand their own feelings surrounding the eating disorder as well as offering some practical advice and resources.  To this end, we have put together a Family Education Programme offering a range of practical, dietetic help and advice alongside counselling and emotional support.The Family Education Programme is available as a full day or half day programme.  It is designed to support your own family needs and whilst some families may be looking for help understanding their own reactions surrounding the eating disorder, others may wish for more practical, dietetic help to assist them with meal planning and basic nutritional tips.   Alternatively, it may be that a mixture of all these elements is best and in that case, the full day programme is a good place to start.The key is that whether you choose the full day or half day programme, our advice and support is relevant and tailored to your needs.  To ensure this can be done, whichever route you ultimately select, we would undertake an initial family assessment to provide you with the correct resources and input.


    The core subject areas of the Family Education & Support Programme are as follows:

    Family Assessment

    Dietetics and Nutritional Support

    Family Counselling

    Education around Eating Disorders

    Meal Planning – theory, hints and tips

    One-on-one counseling

    Meal Planning – practical

    Treatment plan

    All sessions will have both a dietitian and a counsellor available, where appropriate and/or required.


    The day programme runs from 9am-5pm. We would ask you to bring lunch to share. This will help us to understand what you might need as part of practical meal planning section.  Break out rooms are available for individual counseling throughout the day as and when required and refreshments are available throughout the day.


    Questions family members consistently ask:

    What is an eating disorder?

    Why has my loved one got an eating disorder?

    How do I help other family members around their eating disorder?

    What steps do I take around meal times?

    Why am I feeling so angry and frightened?


    Cost for a half day programme – £850









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    We are more than happy to give advice on which counselling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your problems. Why not ask us to view your problems and discuss for solution.

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      Family Therapy

      family_Surrey_300FAMILY THERAPY

      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.

      When appropriate we invite the whole family to participate in sessions when feelings and experiences can be shared.

      When someone has an eating disorder it can affect each member of their family differently.  Family Therapy provides the chance for each family member to explore and understand their own particular reactions and experiences.

      • Some of the things that may be discussed
      • How an eating disorder works
      • Understanding individual feelings
      • How to manage meal times
      • Communication strategies
      • Family dynamics


      Each family session lasts for 1.5 hours.

      Make an Appointment

      Call us, in confidence, to have an initial discussion and/or make an appointment.

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        One to One Therapy
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        One to One Therapy

        At The Surrey Centre we believe counselling or psychotherapy plays a fundamental part in recovery from an eating disorder.

        Psychotherapy and counselling are both interactive processes which utilise a range of methods and techniques, these include exploring historical experiences or working on issues in the here and now. The focus is to help the client deal with issues that are preventing them from living life fully.

        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.

        What training do psychotherapists have?

        The Surrey Centre’s therapists are trained at Post Graduate and Masters level. All our therapists are experienced in dealing with all aspects of eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. They receive regular clinical supervision and are committed to professional and personal development. We believe these standards are essential to keep the standard of therapy high.

        What is our therapeutic approach?

        At The Surrey Centre we use an integrated method of therapy, drawing on different therapeutic approaches and adapting them to meet individual clients needs.

        The aim of therapy is to provide emotional and cognitive support. Interventions raise awareness of and challenge existing rigid behaviour patterns, explore the defensive motivation behind them and their consequences. We encourage our clients to be autonomous and take responsibility for and control of their lives. Therapy provides encouragement and support during this process. The goal is for our clients to achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life.

        When you are having your assessment these may be some of the question you might ask:

        1. How often? How long does therapy last for?
        2. Do I always see the same therapist?

        Each psychotherapy or counselling session last for 55 minutes.

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        We are more than happy to give advice on which counselling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your problems. Why not ask us to view your problems and discuss for solution.

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          Dietetic Services

          Dietetic Services

          Our dietitians are registered with the Health Professions Council and have many years experience working to support people with eating disorders.

          The Surrey Centre’s Nutrition Philosophy is based on nutrition and a healthy relationship with food thereby promoting a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that eating a diet which meets the body’s nutritional needs is an essential part of recovery from an eating disorder. We support our clients to eat regular meals and snacks which include a variety of foods from the four main food groups.

          The main four food groups are: 1) carbohydrate foods including bread, cereal, pulses and grains; 2) fruit and vegetables; 3) dairy products and 4) protein rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts and vegetarian proteins. Foods that contain fats and some sugar are also included as these are important nutritionally and help make food enjoyable. Healthy eating is about eating the foods we need to eat and about eating the foods we want to.

          All our clients are given an individualised treatment plan to help them learn healthy and balanced eating behaviours. We support our clients as they replace their eating disorder thinking and behaviours with an eating plan which meets their nutritional needs. As their confidence increases they are encouraged to use their newly acquired knowledge and skills in a variety of settings such as eating out in a restaurant.

          What to expect?

          Your dietitian will work with you to understand how your eating disorder thinking and behaviours affect your life. She will help you to understand the facts about how bodies and minds are affected by eating disorder behaviours and remind you about what good nutrition is and how it might be to eat normally. She will listen to any fears you may have about changing the way you eat and help you develop strategies to overcome these fears

          You will be supported to make the appropriate changes in what you eat and encouraged to address other compensatory behaviours, such as over exercising and purging.

          Our dietitians assess each client on an individual basis, initially it may be suggested that you meet weekly, this can then become less frequent as you progress. Some clients will be given individualised meal plans whilst for others more generalised guidance is offered. We aim to help you achieve a better relationship with food, to meet your bodies nutritional needs and for you to feel in control of what you eat.

          Each dietetic session lasts for 55 minutes.

          Make an Appointment

          We are more than happy to give advice on which counselling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your problems. Why not ask us to view your problems and discuss for solution.

            Request a Consultation