Dr Vicky Hill MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), MBBS, MRCPsych, MA (Lon)
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Vicky initially trained in Psychology completing an Honours degree in Experimental Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. She then went on to study medicine as a Graduate student at Trinity College, Oxford and Imperial College, London, graduating with her MBBS in 2002. She then specialised in Psychiatry through training rotations at the Maudsley and St Mary’s Hospitals in London. She has held Consultant posts in Canterbury, Kent, and at the Priory inpatient unit in Ticehurst, and for 4 years was the Clinical Director for CAMHs services in Devon. Vicky has interests in Adolescent Community Psychiatry and alternatives to hospital admission, including working with young people with Eating Disorders and unexplained physical health presentations, and those that struggle with regulating their emotions. Vicky also has a Masters degree in Ethics and Law from Kings College London.
Dr Karen Street MA (Oxon), MBChB, MRCPCH, MScTLHP
Karen trained in medicine at Christ Church and Green College, Oxford University, qualifying in 1994. She then specialised in Paediatrics and Child Health and has been a Paediatric Consultant in Exeter since 2007. In addition to practising in all areas of general paediatrics from 0-18 years Karen has been working on NHS projects across paediatrics and adult services to develop pathways for older teenagers and young adults up to 25 years of age. Karen has developed specialty interests in eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, and the overlap between physical and mental health but is happy to see a full breadth of Paediatric presentations. Karen believes passionately in always considering the whole person when assessing and supporting any health presentations, and in working in a joined up way with multi professional colleagues. Karen also has a Masters degree in Medical Education from Bristol University.
Dr Emma Millar BSc, MSc, ClinPsyD
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Emma completed her Psychology degree at Coventry University and completed her masters in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent in Canterbury in 2004. She spent time working in the forensic sector supporting Adults with drug and alcohol misuse and then young people and families when she moved to Devon in 2007. She completed her clinical training in 2012 at the University of Birmingham and since then has worked in CAMHs specialising in a range of mental health concerns, including: eating disorders, the regulation of emotions and social communication difficulties. Emma is passionate about supporting young people with their mental health needs, working in a holistic way to gain a better understanding of their strengths and struggles to aid the appropriate intervention plan being available to them. Emma can also support people across the life span helping them with their emotional, physical and social wellbeing.
Dr Rory Conn MBBS, BSc, MRCPsych
Rory trained at University College London, achieving a 1st Class Intercalated BSc in Medical Humanities and a Distinction in Final MBBS. His Child Psychiatry Training was at the world-renowned Tavistock NHS Trust. Here he achieved a Higher Degree in Systemic Therapy (distinction).
He completed a “Darzi Fellowship” at Great Ormond Street Hospital and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership.
Rory has won a number of National Awards, including Royal College of Psychiatrists Core Trainee of the Year, 2012and Higher Trainee of the Year, 2017. He was The Health Service Journal Rising Star Award Finalist in 2015. He is an elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists CAMHS faculty.
Rory is passionate about working therapeutically, combining psychodynamic and systemic principles to his work with young people and their families. His particular interests include depression and anxiety, and the interplay between physical and mental health difficulties.
You can hear him talking about his work in a “One to One” Radio 4 interview, selected as Pick of the Week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088fch1
Louise Molodynski BA (Oxon), MBChB (Bristol), MRCPsych
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Louise initially trained in psychology, graduating from St Hugh’s College, Oxford in 1994 with an honours degree in Psychology and Philosophy. She went on to study medicine in Bristol and then undertook core psychiatry training in the southwest.
Louise has been an NHS consultant psychiatrist since 2011 and has held consultant posts in a community CAMHS team, a specialist young people’s substance misuse team, and in an adolescent unit providing inpatient and day patient care for young people.
Between 2016 and 2020 Louise was medical lead for the Bristol CAMHS service.
Louise has a particular interest in working with young people with complex difficulties including severe OCD and anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation, and functional disorders. She enjoys getting to know the young person and working alongside them to understand their experiences and then think together about possible treatments and strategies.
Dr Laurie Windsor BSc, MBBS, MRCPsych, CCT, MClinEd
Dr Laurie Windsor has worked as a consultant since 2014 with Devon Partnership Trust. He has broad experience in adult psychiatry and a particular interest in depression, bipolar affective disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and perinatal mental health. He studied Medicine at Imperial College London and undertook his specialist psychiatry training at the South London and Maudsley Trust where he worked in various national treatment centres. He gained his membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry in 2010 and subsequent completed his higher training in Devon. Here he gained further experience of drug and alcohol addiction psychiatry and working with a broad range of people in the community. He also has a BSc in Medical Imaging and a Masters in Medical Education. He is passionate about working with younger adults to ensure they can recovery from their mental health difficulties. He feels that it is vital that people feel listened to and that they feel that they are part of creating a management plan that works for them.
Speech and language Therapist
Katy is an experienced and enthusiastic paediatric speech and language therapist, qualifying in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) degree in speech and language therapy from the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.
Katy commenced her career within the NHS seeing children with delayed and disordered speech and language skills, social communication difficulties and children who stammer. After 8 years, Katy left the NHS working as a specialist speech and language therapist and relocated to Devon to set up in independent practice seeing children with a range of speech, language and communication disorders.
Katy has a particular interest in developmental language disorders and dysfluency. However, she has recently taken on a new role in a special school for students presenting with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and is enjoying this new challenge.
Katy brings her experience and enthusiasm to the EPIC team and the clients that she works with.
HCPC registered & Full member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth)
Tracey came to study Drama at the University of Exeter in 2004. It was here she discovered there was such a thing called ‘Dramatherapy’. Intrigued and fascinated, she pursued this line of interest until she eventually completed her Masters degree and qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2011.
Since qualifying she has had the privilege to work in many different client settings. For the last five years her work has predominantly been with children as a school based therapist working with an array of presenting issues including attachment disorders, anxiety, autism, low self-esteem, developmental trauma, abuse and neglect and with children entering the care system. She explains how Dramatherapy offers a space where difficult and often unconscious feelings can be explored safely through metaphor, story and play and is always client-led. This means there is no pre-requisite for any experience or knowledge of drama as she starts where her clients are at. More about Dramatherapy can be found here: https://www.badth.org.uk/dramatherapy/what-is-dramatherapy
Tracey has continued to self-develop as a therapist, training in Developmental Transformations (DvT) – a playful, embodied, improvisational method of dramatherapy. And she has also trained and qualified as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist in 2019.
Outside of work she still enjoys amateur dramatics, as well as dancing, singing, yoga and the great outdoors.
Fran completed her Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997. She worked in Adult Mental Health Services and since 2002 has worked in CAMHS as a Mental Health Practitioner. She has worked in both in patient and community settings and with Young Offenders all of whom have had a range of mental health concerns. Fran completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive behaviour Therapy for Children and Young People in 2012 under the University College, London and a Post graduate Diploma in Evidenced Psychological Therapies for Children Young People and Families (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), at the University of Exeter in 2014. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate of Supervision of Psychological Therapies Practice (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) from the University of Exeter, 2016. She is accredited with the British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
She has a special interest in eating disorders, particularly bulimia nervosa, and emotion regulation. Fran is passionate in her work with young people and to striving towards the best outcomes for them in their everyday lives.
Pip completed her Psychology degree at Bournemouth University in 2014 and is currently undertaking her Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Plymouth, set to qualify in 2023. She has a range of experience within mental health settings, working predominantly with children and young people. Pip has specific interests in eating disorders, neurodevelopmental conditions and emotional dysregulation. Whilst Pip works mostly within CAMHS settings, she has experience with adults and older adults specifically with regards to neuropsychological conditions.
Lisa White BA
Lisa Trained in Early Years, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Early Years with the Open University. Whilst doing her degree Lisa worked for a childcare company completing all the relevant training within the Early Years sector to graduate.
Lisa now works for a local CAMHS service specialising in working with young people in the community and providing an alternative to a psychiatric hospital admission. This includes working with young people with Eating Disorders and with those that struggle with managing levels of self-harm and regulating their emotions.
Lisa is passionate about supporting young people with their mental health needs and working with them to gain a better understanding of their strengths and struggles to aid choice of appropriate community interventions.
Lisa works with EPIC supporting our specialist assessment, conducting in situ observations and offering intensive outreach support.
Lottie completed her Psychology degree at the University of Liverpool in 2017 and has since been working across the age ranges in SEN and mental health services. She has a passion and interest in working with young people with neurodevelopmental and mental health difficulties which is evident from her time working in inpatient CAMHS.
Although Lottie now also works in adult services, she very much aims to specialise with young people and provide systemic support for those surrounding a young person.
Julie has worked for over 30 years in NHS child mental health services, is a UKCP registered Systemic Family Therapist and an AFT accredited supervisor to other therapists.
Julie has also managed mental health teams and services and is a trainer and supervisor to those undertaking training in Systemic Family Therapy at the University of Exeter.
Julie has many years of experience working with children, young people, families and parents/ couples with a range of difficulties and with a personal interest in music, dance and Tai Chi, is particularly interested in the interplay between the physical and the psychological.
Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in English literature and Sociology at BathSpa University in 2007. She then completed her postgraduate degree in mental health nursing at City University, London in 2010. Following qualifications as a mental health nurse, she worked at a psychiatric intensive care ward in London, supporting young people experiencing severe mental health conditions including OCD, depression, and psychosis. She moved to Devon in 2012, and since then Rachel has worked in community CAMHS, specialising in working with young people with eating disorders, anxiety, self-harm, and low mood.
Rachel completed a post graduate qualification in eating disorder therapy in 2014 and went on to complete her masters in Family Therapy at Exeter University in 2017. Rachel is passionate about meeting young people where they are at, working with them to improve their mental health and develop coping strategies to support themselves post intervention.
Rachel can support young people in a variety of ways including working with them individually and/or working systemically with them and their families.