I specialise in the psychological treatment of adolescents and adults (17.5 years+) with eating disorders and offer therapy to individuals, couples and families drawing from a range of evidence-based psychological models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-ED) and systemic family therapy.
As a consultant clinical psychologist and family and systemic psychotherapist, I provide clinical leadership alongside the consultant psychiatrists and modern matron/nurse consultant to the inpatient, day patient and community services at the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Eating Disorders Service (Cotswold House, Oxford).
Clinical, professional, research and line managerial supervision is offered to psychologists and family therapists and I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford (Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programmes).
I serve on the Committee of the BPS Faculty of Eating Disorders as well as on the Royal College of Psychiatry QED accreditation panel and have presented at national and international eating disorders conferences including in Montreal, Prague, London and New York.
In terms of professional membership, I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Society’s Faculty of Eating Disorders. I am also a registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy having trained in Systemic Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidViljoenED where I am interested 'in finding, sharing and using the keys’ that will unlock people from eating disorders.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.