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. Along with providing nutrition support, I offer CBTe therapy as the primary clinician and am currently the CBTe District Champion for our health service. I've provided a number of trainings in the eating disorder nutrition space and have also valued the opportunity to have been trained in a range of therapy models. Above all, I thoroughly enjoy working with people who have the courage to do hard things.