Supervision makes what we do matter and keeps us connected to heart of what dietitians are about. The supervision I hope to offer is the kind of support I've valued from my own supervision – a place to breathe, reflect and learn in a safe space. I often think it takes courage to engage in good supervision. So I'm mindful to practice in a way where people can be authentically themselves, open the door to curiosity and in the moments where it matters, to acknowledge their own strengths, opportunities for learning, and finding a path to follow when feeling stuck. I practice from a motivational interviewing stance and aim to help people build their trust in the skills they have to offer.
My learnings are based on around 20 years of supporting people in the eating disorders and mental health space build a better life (times where things have gone well and times where it hasn't). This primarily includes working in a specialist adult outpatient service for those with eating disorders and borderline personality disorder, though I've worked in a range of different setting and services (including eating disorder day programs and adolescent inpatient wards). Alongside face to face clinical work, I am currently part of a Public Health Eating Disorder Clinical Support Team that supports clinicians who are working with people who have eating disorders by providing consultation, supervision and training. I am primarily involved in supporting clients who are engaged in the models of CBTe, DBT and conversational model, and have experience of using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the dietetic space.
Above all though, I thoroughly enjoy working with people who have the courage to do hard things and love helping clinicians access the strength & wisdom they already have within themselves.