The new six-storey, purpose-built and ‘trauma-informed’ space houses the clinic’s intensive day treatment programme, facilitating individual and group therapy sessions, plus meals and dietetic support. It will offer both in-person and online treatments. The original centre on London’s Hallam Street has since become the home of Orri’s new in-person outpatient services.
All programmes follow a ‘stepped approach’, with treatment evolving with each individual client as they progress in recovery. The treatment ‘blends evidence-based and innovative approaches together, incorporating the latest research and the clinic’s own research and development’, to ensure clients receive best-in-class treatment for recovery. Orri explains that ‘the programmes draw upon a number of therapeutic modalities to understand and overcome the underlying cause of the eating disorder, while healing the day-to-day behavioural symptoms in tandem, ensuring a holistic and sustainable recovery process’. The new clinic will offer intensive day treatment. both online and in person. for those aged 16 and above.
Kerrie Jones, the business’s founder and CEO, said: “Orri was founded to offer a new choice of outstanding and innovative treatment for eating disorder recovery. It is for this reason we were drawn to the Harley Street Medical Area and Howard de Walden for their long-standing community of pioneering healthcare professionals who hold one another accountable to providing expert care.”
Eating disorders continue to represent the highest mortality risk of any psychiatric condition. It is believed that over 1.25 million people in the UK are struggling with one, and rates are continually rising. Orri points out that despite UK hospital admissions for eating disorders having risen by 84% in the last five years – with a 128% increase in admissions for boys and men – ‘individuals of all backgrounds and identities face numerous barriers to support’.
Kerrie Jones is a leading psychotherapist in the treatment of eating disorders, and a former Eating Disorder lead at ‘a leading eating disorder service’, where she worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The culmination of this work – along with feedback from, and the experiences of clients, paved the way for Orri’s formation.
The architect on the project was Construction Spaces.