National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre

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Who We Are & What We Do

We specialise in the area of Eating Disorders and co-occurring Mental Health illnesses.

Our team consists of:

Consultant Psychiatrists

Registrar in Psychiatry

NEDRC’s General Practioners (GP) – All registered with the IMC

Director of Services registered with NMBI

Clinical Psychologists registered with PSI

Counseling Psychologist

Psychotherapists registered with IACP, IAHIP & ICAT

Family Therapists registered with FTAI

Occupational Therapist registered with Coru (on referral)

Social Worker registered with Coru

Dieticians registered with Coru & INDI

Physiotherapist registered with Coru (on referral)

Clinical Nurse Manager registered with NMBI

Advanced Nurse Practioner- Candidate NMBI

Registered Mental Health, General and Pediatric Nurses NMBI

Administration staff,


Peer Support Workers,

Domestic staff.

Combined, our staff have many years’ worth of experience in Healthcare, specifically in Mental Health and more specifically in Eating Disorders. Our team has worked in the HSE, NHS, Public and Private Services.

Our aim is to provide a truly different service for people with an Eating Disorder in Ireland with progress and recovery of the client at the centre of our care.

What We Do

NEDRC follows WHO, NICE, MEED Eating Disorders guidelines and and elements of the most recent models of care for Eating Disorders and adheres to the Mental Health Commission’s regulations. We tailor programmes and interventions to the needs of our clients while using an eclectic mix of evidence-based interventions. Our clients present with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) or a combination of these along with for example anxiety, depression, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), personality disorders (complex post-traumatic stress disorder).

For adolescents (12 +) we have our out-patient service and our day programme which is predominantly facilitated around the young person’s school schedule.

For adults we provide our out-patient service, day programme and residential (in-patient) service.

Our Programs have been reviewed and approved by private health insurance companies in Ireland. The cost of treatment is covered by VHI Healthcare and Irish Life Health, Garda Medical Aid. The Health Service Executive (HSE) funds clients on a case by case, please contact for advice on applying for funding.

Education: our Centre coordinates with Colleges and Universities and is an approved learning site with for example University college Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin City University (DCU), University of Limerick (UL) providing clinical specialist placements for Nursing students studying both undergraduate and postgraduate courses accredited by NMBI and Dietetics students studying CORU accredited four-year degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and post graduate Masters degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

We use Evidence-based, recommended therapies and interventions for example:

  • CBT-E (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Eating Disorders),
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy),
  • RO DBT (Radically Openness DBT),
  • FBT (Family Based Treatment) family therapy is an integral part of the treatment process,
  • CAT (Cognitive Analytical Therapy),
  • CRT & CREST (Cognitive Remediation Therapy & Cognitive Remediation and Emotion Skills Therapy),
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing),
  • SSCM (Specialist Supportive Clinical Management),
  • MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults,
  • Nutritional therapy with our registered Dieticians,
  • Finding the balance with exercise with our registered Physiotherapist and Movement Therapist,
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy)
  • Stress & anxiety management
  • Body image & perfectionism
  • Medical management of patients with an Eating Disorder. We provide a full health and medical check relating to a patients’ eating disorder/ mental illness.
  • Onsite Assessment and monitoring as required with NEDRC’s GP,
  • 12- lead ECG (trace of your heart),
  • Regular Phlebotomy (blood tests),
  • Blood glucose monitoring (finger prick test),
  • Vital signs monitoring (blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, temperature, oxygen levels),
  • Weight & BMI monitoring,
  • DEXA scanning (a scan of your bones- hips, spine),
  • Medication and supplements as required,
  • Managing gastrointestinal distress (e.g., stomach bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heart burn/ reflux).

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel”

Our Ethos

We support a “no shame – no blame” approach. An Eating Disorder is neither anyone’s “fault” or “choice”.  Our aim is  to empower clients to feel strong enough to release their eating disorder and realise that the eating disorder is a symptom / trying to manage in the world – it is not who they are.

Families are an important part of the recovery process and we encourage their participation but only with your consent. We also understand that not everyone has a relationship with their family and would not force this connection.


– What has been the value of the ED in your life?
– Consider and re-assess your opinion of the ED behaviours (e.g., restriction, binging, purging, over-exercising, over emphasis on “healthy” also known as Orthorexia).


– Re-gain your life,
– Sometimes, a little re-construction is needed and that is ok too in order to get back what the ED has stolen from you,
– Re-learn; * healthy coping mechanisms, * living again, a fulfilling life.


– Resume your life, begin what you are capable of achieving,
– Your life has been interrupted by the ED but now you are in control of your life, not the ED.


– Gather your thoughts and focus
– Re-store your thoughts, beliefs and focus before the ED took over (we understand this may be hard for some to even remember life before “ED” but that is what we are here for).

About Us

The National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre (NEDRC) supports a realistic view to health and weight. We incorporate WHO, NICE, MEED and the HSE Model of Care for Eating Disorders guidelines along with elements of Health at Every Size (HAES) principles, Intuitive Eating and Therapeutic Movement. We approach each individual with a holistic view, using the Medical (where needed), Therapeutic, Psychosocial and Recovery models.

Start your recovery journey today

Give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 01 564 4450 / 087 7755996