Annemarie Louw
Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain in one of Cape Town’s most prestigious suburbs, Montrose Manor is the only South African primary extended treatment centre dealing exclusively with eating disorders outside of a hospital setting. Montrose provides clients with a structured, holistic and deeply enriching experience in an intimate and serene environment.

Montrose Manor has earned a reputation for helping local and international clientele achieve full and lasting recovery from a wide range of eating disorders. It offers a program of normalized eating. Taking the focus away from food and directing focus towards the underlying work which needs to be carried out during treatment for a sustained recovery.

This typically involves a stay of twelve weeks. The initial phase is devoted to the stabilisation of disordered eating and is followed by phase two which addresses the underlying issues and emotions which surface once eating is stabilised. The final phase of treatment focuses specifically on beginning the reintegration process and ends with a handover to a specialist who will continue to work with the client upon their return home.

Blog Entries by Annemarie Louw

Practical Tips for Recovery From an Eating Disorder over the festive season

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2012 | (12:10)

The thought of the Christmas holidays and celebrations are for some people 'the happiest time of the year". For someone in recovery from an eating disorder, this could be a time of intense stress and anxiety. Where others are thinking of the visits with family and friends around drinks and...

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What to do if You Suspect a Friend or Family Member has an Eating Disorder

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (16:09)

How do you know if you or a friend has an eating disorder; how and where do you obtain the best help and what should you do?

An eating disorder is a serious illness and of all psychiatric illnesses, it has the highest rate of mortality. If you are concerned...

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The Media, Self Esteem and Eating Disorders

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (16:09)

An Eating Disorder is similar to an abusive partner and likes nothing better than to tell you that you are not good enough. It gathers evidence in many ways including media images which promote impossible thinness.

Will someone please explain why we are constantly brainwashed by the media with images...

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