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Dr Helena Fox

Dr Helena Fox

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Dr Helena Fox is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in General Psychiatry and Eating Disorders for adults.

After qualifying in Medicine, she trained in psychiatry at Kings College and the Maudsley Hospitals, London, gaining membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1989. In Oxford, she gained further specialist experience in acute general psychiatry and psychological treatment methods including individual and group dynamic psychotherapy and a certificate in Cognitive Therapy. Subsequently, she worked as an NHS Consultant in Buckinghamshire in general psychiatry and also applied her relevant experience to the field of Eating Disorders. She was project leader for the start-up of a new adult eating disorder service in Buckinghamshire and appointed the initial outpatient specialist team for the county. This service has now combined with Oxford. In 2003, she moved into the independent sector working in both general adult psychiatry and within a specialist Eating Disorder team that provided comprehensive care to inpatients, day patients and outpatients. Her work incorporated various treatment modalities (as above) within multidisciplinary teams.

Alongside medicine, she gained a Masters and PhD in arts-based research practice. Combining methods from both medical and arts-based practices, she designed innovative contemplative and enhanced reflective processes to explore everyday aesthetic experience (sensory perception and imagination) in healthcare practitioners to raise awareness of deeper understandings contributing to greater human connectivity. She co-founded the Aesthetics in Mental Health Group (Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Health & Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford); is an editorial advisor for ‘The Oxford Handbook of Mental Health and Contemporary Aesthetics’ and edited a section of chapters related to her research.

Consultations offered for outpatient care: depression, anxiety disorders, stress and related issues; anorexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and atypical eating disorders.

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