Focal Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This therapy is usually offered to complex eating disorder patients ( mainly Anorexia Nervosa) with significant co-morbid psychiatric conditions like personality difficulties, severe and intense interpersonal difficulties. This therapy usually lasts for 40 sessions and requires motivation, endurance and time commitment. It has two core therapeutic elements: (a) helping you to develop an understanding of meaning of food for you (b) helping you to find an alternative way to express your distresses and needs there by enabling you to let go of your eating disorder symptoms.

The evidence for this therapy is limited. The availability of this therapy is limited too. Hence the therapy is reserved for selected individuals. But we have links with the local psychodynamic psychotherapy services and appropriate patients will be referred for their input.