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Annemarie Louw

Unit Head, Montrose Manor, world renowned eating disorder treatment centre

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.

The Media, Self Esteem and Eating Disorders

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.
07/11/2012 11:08 GMT