Location and profile:
This clinic offers a secondary care facility for individuals in recovery from Eating Disorders and associated conditions. Here clients can receive a much personalised treatment program for Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating as well as some less well known disorders associated with eating. Set in a refurbished, spacious and modern facility in Wynberg, South Africa this clinic can accommodate both sexes from the ages of 18 and upwards. There is room for 10 residents at any one time, ensuring security and intensive support for each and every individual. The clinic is warm and inviting and provides around the clock nursing support and is guarded by security at night. Treatment programs start at 28 days residential stay and can run for up to 6 months.
The staff at this clinic believe that there is no stereo typical individual that suffers from eating disorders and that regardless of age, gender, culture and religious beliefs, eating disorders are deep conditioned illnesses that can take over and ruin people’s lives. The staff at the clinic offer a very warm and family like environment. They are compassionate in their approach and really do care for the individuals recovery. They work on the basis that healing starts from the inside out and encourage individuals to believe in themselves, raising their self-esteem and self-worth, and learning to take a more caring and compassionate view of themselves. The clinic practises healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
This clinic is spacious and well-presented and has been refurbished to a high standard offering treatment for 10 residential clients. Meals are provided by a resident chef and are nutritionally well balanced. Support is always on hand at meal times from nursing staff. The environment is warm, positive and friendly.
The Treatment Team
The clinics team of practitioners are highly qualified and experienced; each specializing in treating Eating Disorders, there is also support available from previous clients who visit to offer motivation, understanding and compassion. The team consists of Counsellors, Psychologists, Specialist Therapists and nursing staff
The Treatment Program
This clinics treatment program runs from 28 days as a minimum requirement. Addiction Helper is able to offer exclusive package deals for those wishing to stay for longer periods of time. Treatment is available as an inpatient for up to 6 months as it is recognised that recovering from an eating disorder takes time.
Along with One to One therapy and counselling sessions there are a number of interventions and activities that help to support each individual’s recovery:
- Daily therapeutic community groups
- Psychodynamic groups dealing exclusively with feelings
- Fellowship groups
- Family work
- Meal planning
- Food shopping
- Meal outings
- Theme evenings
- Monitored exercise
- Movement therapy
- Artistic expression
Best Suited For
The Cape Town treatment clinic is suited to someone who is looking for recovery from an Eating Disorder that does not require hospitalization in the first instance. Someone who wants to move away from the usual clinical feel of most eating disorder treatment services, and enjoy a more personalized approach within a homely and supportive environment.
This clinic is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate levels of physical disability. If you are unsure, Addiction Helper can assess whether this treatment centre would be suitable to fit with your individual physical requirements.