Treatment Services

Eating Disorders

How we can help

The most common eating disorders are Anorexia and Bulimia. Anorexia is caused by over-dieting and an excessive concern for weight and appearance. Anorexics lose weight rapidly, skip meals and still feel that they are overweight. Bulimia is manifested by overeating followed by episodes of purging, or vomiting.

At The Cottage, we understand that having a negative relationship with food can consume your entire life. Our specialists are experts in treating this condition safely and sympathetically, ensuring they recognise the underlying causes, as well as concentrating on the presenting symptoms. This involves treating the mind, as well as the body.

All of our treatment is entirely exclusive and confidential so you can feel as comfortable and as relaxed as possible during your stay. Meals are prepared with your individual needs in mind and our expert chefs and dietician are available to offer you full support. They will prepare and serve meals to you within the comfort of the Cottage itself. 

I left here feeling ready, I didnt feel scared, I left with the tools and knowledge I needed to cope.
Chris Cordell Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Chris Cordell

Hospital Director and Registered Manager

"The Cottage will become your home away from home providing you with complete discretion and privacy.  Treatment will be tailored exclusively for your needs."

“Life Works has saved my life. It has opened my eyes and made me realise how much I have to give. It has given me the tools and determination to recognise who I really am.  My life will never be the same again. I am a better, nicer and happier person than ever I could have imagined. I have already recommended Life Works to a friend and there will be many more”

If you have an eating disorder, the signs and symptoms may include:

  • Spending a large amount of time planning when you can next eat and what you will have
  • Feeling out of control around food
  • Hiding eating habits from family and friends
  • Seeing drastic changes in your weight due to your eating habits
  • Your relationships suffering as a result of your eating disorder
  • Your health or self-esteem decreasing as a result of your relationship with food
  • Restricting what you eat, purging after meals or binge eating

Dedicated Support

There for you when you need it most

Chris Cordell Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Chris Cordell

Hospital Director and Registered Manager

Chris Cordell has over 20 years of managerial experience, a proportion of which have been at a senior level for a leading UK Third Sector substance misuse organisation. He has been Hospital Director and Registered Manager for Life Works since 2010.

Steve Clarke Luxury Rehab, Addiction & Mental Health Expert at The Cottage Surrey

Steve Clarke

Therapy Services Manager and Lead Eating Disorder Therapist

Steve is a member of the BACP and FDAP and has worked for several years in private practice specialising in the psychology of addictive behaviour and holds a MSc in Addictions Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University. He specialises in an integrative approach drawing on a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. He looks at how addiction forms psychologically, genetically and biologically. Steve holds a Master Practitioner qualification in eating disorders & obesity which is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre. In the past Steve has worked for a charity specialising with children of dysfunctional families including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. Not only does he specialise in addiction and eating disorders, but Steve also has a background with several senior roles with blue chip corporate organizations and as such fully understands the complexity and difficulty how addiction and eating disorders also impacts within the workplace.

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