Our Cotswold House Oxford community service is a multi-disciplinary team,with staff from a variety of backgrounds, bringing different areas of expertise to the service.
The Community Team Clinical Lead is responsible for the clinical leadership of the outpatient team. As a clinical psychologist, the clinical lead also provides assessment, formulation, and psychological treatment to outpatients.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist – David Viljoen
The Consultant Psychologist provides clinical leadership alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist and Modern Matron to the inpatient, day patient and community service. He is part of the Eating Disorders Management Team and involved in the further development of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire eating disorders services.
Assistant Psychologist – Jessica Staniford
Family Therapist – Sue Price
The Family Therapist provides systematic assessments and therapy to patients and their families and also runs the Families and Friends Group which is held monthly on a Saturday.
Consultant Psychiatrist – Dr Agnes Ayton and Dr Rebecca Park
The Consultant Psychiatrist has medical responsibility for the care of patients. She takes a lead, along with other senior members of the team, in assessment and multi-disciplinary team reviews, providing support in diagnosis, planning treatment, liaison with other agencies, teaching, research and monitoring work practices and performances. She is part of the Eating Disorders Management Team and is involved in the development of the unit. She also takes on the role of Responsible Clinician (RC) according to the requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983).
Clinical Nurse Specialists – Jill Roberts and Joel Hawkins
The Clinical Nurse Specialists are part of the therapy team in the community service. They will see anyone new to our team for up to ninety minutes, to get a full idea of both their present situation and what may have led up to their becoming unwell. They work individually with a wide range of patients.
Clinical Psychologists – Dr Julia Bouska and Dr Georgina Slatter
The team of Psychologists offer assessment, formulation and psychological treatment. Working in the local eating Disorders community team and inpatients, they play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team and with the delivery of the Group Programme.
Counselling Psychologists – Dr Camille Poirier
Counselling Psychologists offer assessment, formulation and psychological treatment. Working in the local eating Disorders community team and inpatients, they play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team and with the delivery of the Group Programme.
Dietician – Julie Lambert
The Dietician is a specialist source of expertise in the dietetic management of eating disorders. She works with the patients to develop an agreed meal plan and also contributes to the running of the Group Programme.
Occupational Therapist – Ruth Collier
The Occupational Therapists run a number of groups in the therapeutic Group Programme on the ward. They also work with individual patients with a focus on developing skills in preparation for discharge such as food shopping, cooking and also supporting patients in structuring their time when discharged such as locating employment (paid/voluntary), courses and leisure activities.
Social Worker – Julie Cottrell
Julie works with both inpatients and with community patients providing support and information to individuals and their families with day to day issues that impact on their lives. She is able to support people with benefits, housing and debt and money worries. As well as support individuals looking for local community support groups / college / voluntary work and paid work. She also provides support to those with low confidence and self esteem, engaging with them with practical support to build confidence in the community which will enable them to overcome social exclusion and social anxieties.
Admin Team – Office Manager (Alison New), Admin Assistants (Shaune Todd and Trish Webster), Ward Clerk (Donna Church)
Our admin team provide an efficient and comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to the unit. They manage all administrative duties and ensure all systems are in place for the effective running of the unit. Their duties include arranging meetings and sending out clinical information securely.
Last updated: 19 December, 2017