Whilst the list below is in no way exhaustive or perhaps indicative of a problem, it costs nothing to speak to us and be reassured that there are people that understand the complexity of the problems to hand.
When we have had the opportunity to meet your loved one and there is an agreement to move forward the first step is to work with the family GP to assess fully their physical medical health and any complications.
We can come to you anywhere in South East Asia or Europe. We stay remotely but work with you as the responsible person and your charge in the family home for fundamental control of the local environment.
Working together we develop a fully personalised psychotherapy and nutritional programme which includes remote or personal companionship to ensure the benefits of the ongoing therapy.
Our nutritionist will develop an eating plan focusing on the immediate health of your charge and then evolve a more complex and ultimately enjoyable menu as the relationship with food improves.
The therapy or counseling programme is tailored to the initial assessment. The object is to seek the root cause of the condition but also develop positive pathways and understanding in eating habits.
An eating disorder is a serious illness characterized by distress regarding someone’s weight or body shape, as well as irregular eating habits. Common types of eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
An eating disorder can develop at any age but typically appears during the teenage or young adult stages of life. Eating disorders are treatable conditions but the consequences can be detrimental and life-threatening if they are left untreated.
Recognizing the early warning signs of eating disorders can make a tremendous difference in the long-term health effects caused by the disorder. Signs and symptoms of eating disorders can sometimes been seen in how our loved ones behave or look physically.
Some behavioral signs that may give rise to concern:
· Obsession with weight and dieting
· Becoming pickier about food choices
· Discomfort with eating in front of other people
· Excessive chewing to appear as if they are eating normally
· Skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals
· Restricting entire food groups or developing new eating practices suddenly
· Loss of interest in activities and friends they once enjoyed
· Extreme concern with body size and shape
· Extreme mood swings
· Adopting strict or fad diets
· Constantly checking for flaws in appearance
Physical signs that are often apparent:
· Fluctuations in weight (both gains and losses)
· Stomach cramps
· Acid reflux
· Menstrual irregularities, including loss of periods or missed periods
· Difficulty concentrating or sustaining attention
· Dizziness or fainting, especially after standing up
· Sleeping problems
· Cuts and calluses on fingers
· Dental problems like enamel erosion, cavities and tooth sensitivity
· Dry skin, hair and nails
· Muscle weakness
· Yellow or jaundice skin
· Impaired immune functioning, noticed by an increase in illnesses
· Impaired ability to heal small wounds
· Malnutrition and anemia
· Feeling cold frequently
· Swollen salivary glands
· Development of a layer of fine hair covering the body
· Inflammation of the throat caused by frequent vomiting
· Discoloration and swelling of hands and feet
An eating disorder is characterised as distress regarding a person’s weight or body shape as well as irregular eating habitsand the inadequate or excessive intake of food. While dangerous and life-threatening if left untreated, recovery from eating disorders is possible and can certainly be controlled with understanding, awareness, love and of course the right psychological and nutritional tools.
If you have any concerns for someone you love then please do call us for a confidential 30 minute chat. We will give you our best advice and our conversation will be completely confidential. There is no charge for this and no commitment from you to proceed.
Following this and with agreement we will arrange for a lead clinician to meet with you and your charge to assess and consider how to build an appropriately bespoke programme.
When the programme is fully developed and the team fully assigned then we can begin treatment. Treatment is set out in monthly block with periodic assessments with a minimum three month commitment to the programme whether inpatient, out patient or virtual.
Fees and Cost Structure
Initial 30 minute consultation is without charge.
We understand that families and individuals can be constrained financially and with this in mind we strive to make our programmes available to everyone regardless of affordability.
To be effective, treatment programmes need to in place for a minimum of three months.
Our price policy begins with establishing individual monthly affordability from which we can work out the number of sessions required with each specialist on the team.
The process begins with a full evaluation with the Clinical Director which will establish the basic requirements for the programme. Typically this will take four hours. The rate for this assessment and ongoing sessions is B6000 inclusive of taxes.
Following the initial evaluation, there will be a meeting with the Nutritional Director to formulate an eating plan together with future milestones and goals. It would be expected that this part of the process would require minimum of four hours with ongoing evaluation in 30 minute sessions based on a rate of B5000 per hour.
On going out patient care and recovery programmes are charged at a rate of B4000 per hour.
Our recovery team and mentors are seven days per week for an agreed monthly rate calculated on expected requirements and evaluated monthly dependent on progress.
All prices subject to programme design and longevity together with ongoing after care. Exclusive of taxes, travel, accommodation and catering.Simply send us an email with your contact details and a time when you are available to talk.
We are here to help you.
The Team at Foster De Young.
We offer a range of options for assessments and outpatient therapy, including online media andthrough Zoom or Skype via a secure video link. This can be provided for both individual and group based treatments, which have been well received by patients. We are now also operating face-to-face outpatient services, which are continually risk assessed.