Follow Up Consultation
Eating disorders not only affect an individual's mental health, but can also have a negative impact on their body too.This can lead to both long-lasting emotional effects and health complications. But the good news is that with the right treatment, it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. For patients battling an eating disorder, specialist dietitians play a key role in aiding recovery.
At Midland Health, our team of expert dietitians excel at treating adults and children with eating disorders. We do more than just treat disordered eating behaviours, we take a holistic approach and also treat co-occurring mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and OCD. With highly specialised treatments, we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Like most mental health conditions, eating disorders do not discriminate. No matter your age or gender, you can develop an eating disorder. Generally, they are characterised by disordered actions and thoughts. This manifests in the individual controlling their food intake as a coping mechanism - whether that be to deal with their feelings and emotions, or other circumstances in their life that they feel they cannot control. This results in unhealthy habits, such as obsessing over body shape or weight and eating too much or too little.
Our specialised team is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of eating disorders. Between our specialist dietitians, mental health professionals and GPs, we have the specialist skills in-house to provide education on nutrition and diets, provide psychological therapy and even treatments for health problems that result from the following eating disorders:
Our eating disorder specialists are highly qualified and experienced professionals who will be able to treat your disorder. If persistent eating behaviours are having a negative impact on your emotions, your health and your ability to keep life ticking over as normal, arrange to see an expert as soon as possible. Our multidisciplinary team can help you find the right treatment to help you return to healthier eating habits and restore good mental health.
At our private clinic in Birmingham, we can offer a host of different treatments, allowing you to get the support you need at every stage of your journey to recovery. We are proud to be able to offer:
We want to give you the best chance at recovery. That is why we provide you with a completely holistic treatment plan that addresses your nutritional and emotional needs. At the outset, we get to know you and your eating history. Your initial consultation will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your difficulties with a highly qualified professional.
Following this, we will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs - whether that be appointments with our dietitian for specialist advice and guidance or therapy sessions with a mental health professional.
We are proud to make treatment for eating disorders as accessible as possible. There is no need to get a referral from a GP or healthcare professional. Simply get in touch with our friendly team to book an appointment with one of our experts.
At our private eating disorder clinic, you will be in the hands of an experienced and highly skilled team led by Arti Dhokia. Arti is a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and has a wealth of experience working with both adults and children who are struggling with eating disorders. She has a proven track record of helping patients overcome their disorders and regain a healthy relationship with food.
In addition, Arti specialises in the following areas:
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. With Arti's professional guidance, you will be on the road to recovery in no time.
As an advanced dietitian, Arti also excels at treating adults and children with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). As the name suggests, this eating disorder is characterised by a pattern of only eating small amounts of certain foods or food groups or avoiding them completely. ARFID should not be confused with normal picky eating. Similarly, avoidant and restrictive eating due to religious or cultural norms, such as fasting for a religious celebration does not fall under ARFID.
Unlike other eating disorders, ARFID is not influenced by a person’s body image. This means that people with ARFID do not over-exercise or restrict their food for the sole purpose of losing weight. Instead, ARFID usually develops due to a lack of interest in eating or fear of experiencing distress - whether that be choking, vomiting or other gastrointestinal problems.
While this disorder can affect anyone, you are more likely to develop ARFID if:
As a leading expert in her field, Arti never takes a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to the treatment of ARFID. To address individual problems, Arti works closely with patients and their loved ones to develop a specialised treatment plan.
For anyone suffering from AFRID, Arti will want to identify any nutritional deficiencies as soon as possible. After a nutritional assessment, it is possible to remove and reverse any risks their unbalanced diet has caused. From here, dietary management can be introduced to help vary the patient’s intake. Support is also on-hand for family members to allow them to gain an understanding of ARFID conditions.
We understand that eating problems often develop as a side effect of major life changes. While the root cause may not be obvious, therapy sessions can help you to unravel the possible triggers of your eating disorder. These sessions also allow you to talk through any issues that you feel are making your disorder more difficult to manage. By working with our trained adults and children integrative therapist, you can explore other aspects of yourself which are possibly being masked by the eating disorder, allowing your body to heal from the inside.
Some examples of triggers include but are not limited to:
Studying in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, our integrative therapist will provide an environment where your needs are put at the forefront of the therapeutic journey. The therapist will consider your individual circumstances to tailor a therapeutic approach that is personalised to your care, offering children aged 7 years and over a safe space to come and discuss the difficulties they are facing.
Instead of the counsellor acting as an expert, person-centred therapy allows you to act as an expert on yourself. The counsellor is simply there to guide you and help you unlock your full potential. They will provide honest and transparent feedback whilst offering complete support and acceptance.
We may also rely on psychodynamic therapy techniques to help you access your subconscious thoughts and feelings. That way, you will become more aware of how your deep-rooted feelings are impacting your behaviour. We will then help you develop effective techniques to manage these feelings.
We also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you change your unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Similarly, transactional analysis can help you replace your negative thoughts and behaviours with positive ones, ultimately changing your life script.
As industry experts in our field, we can explore how your early attachment styles influence your belief and valuing system. We will then help you understand and rebuild your patterns and habits of forming and maintaining relationships.
Our integrative therapist services are led by Hema Patel, who provides psychotherapy and counselling to children and teenagers dealing with a range of issues, including but not limited to:
Using expert-ed therapeutic techniques, Hema excels in tackling a range of social and behavioural issues. She has a proven track record in teaching children to cope with the difficulties they have experienced to improve their overall well-being.
Hema believes that every child should have the tools to lead a normal life and always takes a compassionate approach to treatment. She even invites parents and guardians into sessions to get a clear understanding of the situation and find the most effective solution.
Eating disorders can manifest into serious health issues. That is why it is crucial to seek the guidance and expertise of an experienced team at the earliest opportunity. We can arrange specialist appointments with eating disorder experts when you need them. Instead of waiting for months on end to see a specialist, you can get an appointment within a matter of days.
We excel at providing our patients with comprehensive treatments when they need them. That is why our Birmingham clinic provides:
If you are based in Birmingham or the surrounding areas, you can visit our exceptional Birmingham clinic in the heart of Edgbaston, just outside of Birmingham City Centre. You can come and see our specialists on Highfield Road, just off the A456. Alternatively, if you are travelling by public transport, our clinic is only a 15-minute walk from Five Ways train station.
Are you looking for a professional eating disorder service near you? Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our highly-qualified eating disorder dietitians. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry form below. Our consultants will be happy to see you at our Birmingham clinic at their earliest availability.
What Our Patients Say About Us
373 Total Reviews
Its very good clinic and Dr Bhavik it’s very friendly ,I’m very happy for this consultation thanke you ❤️😘😘😘
Great service overall. I highly recommend it.
Honestly not sure at first but less hassle, than my own doctor i didn't feel like I was on the clock and sadly at my NHS doctor I do. if you have genuine health needs and time is...
Everything was perfect and fast I like this place
Excellent services, very friendly and polite staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Overall satisfied, will be going back for other health concerns and advice. Thank you
I first consulted a lady GP here earlier this year and I was pleased with how she investigated my case. Recently I consulted Dr Kasparis, the Dermatologist on the recommendation of that GP. I had seen another Dermatologist previously but was not...
As a general rule, doctors tend to make very bad patients and I am no exception. But my recent experience at Midland Health in Birmingham, was really first-class. Briefly, I had developed a small lesion – rather like...
I went to see Dr Christos Kasparis about a couple of ongoing skin issues to which had been treated by NHS before but had sadly relapsed, and waiting times were over a year. Here, I was seen within 3 weeks...
I often use Midland Health and on this occasion I went to see Dr Parmar with a gynecological concern. She was excellent in knowledge advice and service. I had an ultrasound organised within 24hrs and the results the same day....
Outstanding From the moment I sent the first email with our enquiry to the moment we left our appointment. The staff we have dealt with have been super efficient and very professional We are very impressed with this clinic and would highly recommend. Emails...
They gave me the appointment so quickly. All the starts for the guy who made the blood test. Absolutely perfect , no pain and so quickly done . a bit expensive but staff amazing and results came back in time
Dr Pav Dhesi was very professional, detailed and helpful, I would definitely recommend this service.
Very easy to organise PCR test for my daughter before travelling. The service from start to finish was professional, helpful and customer - focused. I would highly recommend Midland Health and would use again in future.
Fantastic Service - got a very quick appointment and couldn’t do enough for me. Highly recommend
Fast and efficient service in very pleasant surroundings from friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable cost. I have used this service several times now for travelling PCR/Antigen tests. The results came through in a few hours, which...
I really enjoyed my visit here it was very warm and welcoming. My visit here was made special thanks to Verona who was very kind and in all honestly I was having a bad week in general her kindness and...
I had a Paediatric Ultrasound done for my daughter today on the mastoid bone I can't thank the lady enough she made us feel at ease during my daughters ultrasound she talked us through everything we left very happy I...
Excellent service. Referred myself for an ultrasound scan on my achilles tendon. Very pleasant environment, knowledgeable staff, good value for money and piece of mind for me.
Professional and clean. Helpful staff and well equipped clinic.
I came to Midland Health for the new Rhinolight treatment, it consisted of 6 treatments over the course of two weeks (1 treatment every other day). The treatment itself was quick and painless, it has massively helped my allergies since...
Just completed the 6 session rhinolight therapy since I've had severe hayfever since I was young and every other medication (over the counter and prescription) had stopped working a long time ago for me. I definitely can feel a massive...
I had my double PCR and antigen done at Midland Health Birmingham. Firstly the staff were very helpful answering my many emails before the tests to reassure my travel arrangements. Secondly the staff in the clinic were friendly and efficient....
The best private clinic. I highly recommend it
Excellent service, I would definitely recommend Midland Health. I had not used them previously but my friend has used them for a PCR test to travel. I needed a supervised Antigen test so booked an appointment for 3pm. We were seen...
Paid for a private consult with the ENT for my toddler due to speech delay and tongue tie and the NHS waiting times being very long. Dr. Parmar was thoughtful, kind, and patient even when my toddler was not. He...
I used the Edgbaston Clinic. Easy to use booking system & I was able to get an appointment the following day to fit with my schedule. Great instructions and clinic contact after the booking. Lovely facilities with easy parking access....
I made an appointment after feeling let down by my NHS GP. I had a video consultation and following this I was advised to come into the clinic. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. The Dr I saw...
I found Midland Health to be first class. I was able to get an appointment very quickly for an ECG and then a competent GP to explain it to me. Altogether I was delighted with the service and would recommend...
Took my toddler there for a next day booking appointment, and it was a very uplifting experience for us. Very nice doctor, absolutely fantastic with our child, very gentle. It will help her not be scared of doctors anymore.
I would highly highly recommend your Edgbaston clinic especially Dr Dhesi. She was amazing! So caring kind and made sure my visit was as comfortable as possible. Incredible service!
We took our 8 week old son to see Mr Amit Parmar (ENT Surgeon) with regards to a suspected tongue tie. It turns out he had a moderate tie and we chose to have it cut on the day of the...
5 stars is only one rate I could give for so friendly and professional help received from Dr Dhesi and reception staff. Thank you
it was very easy to book appointment with specialist due to our concerns with our young son where GP was telling us it would 6 -9 months before NHS specialist could see him, we were seen within week at Midland...
The centrea staff are very friendly and they send very quickly the result of the test I recommend every one to chose this centre.
Professional and affordable. I got my lateral flow test here for my holiday. I received my results very quickly. The building is lovely too. Would recommend. I'll be booking my mom in next
Visited Midland Health to take the two PCR tests required for travel to China. Location easy to find, easy check in, under a minutes wait to be shown into the surgery by the doctor, tests taken and results back same...
We needed a health certificate urgently, so booked an appointment with Midland Health. Got the first appointment at 10a.m. They phoned at exactly 10. The lady was very clear and helpful with the information she needed. ...
Easy to make appointment, staff was very friendly and my rapid PCR test results came on time and was able to fly to USA. I thank you for your service, very much appreciated.
There is no exact cause of eating disorders, for most people, there are multiple factors contributing to their struggle. The two most common causes include:
Eating disorders can last for a person’s entire life and have a serious impact on your ability to go about day-to-day activities. That is why we advise you to seek appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
Disordered eating behaviours include:
If you control your eating behaviours to cope with your emotions and other situations, you may have an eating disorder. To learn more about eating disorders, speak to our consultants today.
Generally, young women and teenage girls are more likely to develop eating disorders. However, it is important to remember that anyone can develop an eating disorder, no matter their age or gender. As experts in treating eating disorders in both children and adults, we can help you regardless of the stage of life you are in.
The time scale can vary from person to person as this will depend on the medical, psychological and environmental components involved. We always take a holistic approach to treatment to help you find a treatment that works best for you.
Midland Health has partnered with a highly reputable online pharmacy provider, Cloud Rx to ensure you receive your prescriptions directly to your home address as a next-day service. This way, you can be sure the medicine is available and delivered directly to your home or nominated address. No need for paper prescriptions or to have to go to multiple pharmacies to find the medicine that has been issued by our Midland Health doctors to you. To find out more about our digital prescription service please click here.
Ask us anything about this service, other services or
Midland Health and we'll get straight back to you.