I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Degrees and Education
- MSc Advanced Nutrition
- Pg.Dip. Nutrition and Dietetics
- B.Sc. (Hons) Public Health Nutrition
- Quality Improvement Methodology
- Trauma Informed Training
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorders
- Family Based Therapy
- Clinical Supervisory and Facilitation of Learning
- Behaviour Change Training (for Dietitians) Part 1, 2 and 3
Since qualifying as a Dietitian in 2008, I have gained experience in differing specialities including Renal Dietetics, Adult and Older Peoples Mental Health, and Research. However, it was not until I became Dietetic Clinical Lead, as the founder Dietitian at a Mental Health Trust, that I developed my interest in supporting people and their loved ones with Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. Within this specialist area I have experience of supporting people within in, day and outpatient settings across both the NHS and private sector. As my experience has grown I have provided Dietetic representative as part of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s, Quality Network for Eating Disorders and have supported the rewriting of “Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa”. I am experienced and able to deliver training and clinical supervision.
Within Healthcare Improvement Scotland, my role is as an Improvement Advisor, currently supporting Alcohol and Drug Partnerships within North East Scotland to improve their Residential Rehabilitation Pathways. The experience I have gained here, further compliments my Dietetic practice by understanding barriers people may face from a population basis and how this may impact on an individual.
My Therapeutic Approach
Fostering an environment which supports you to feel safe enough to be open and honest, forms the foundations of our therapeutic relationship. In partnership with you, I seek to understand what your health and well-being goals are, and how adapting the way in which you nourish yourself may enable you to achieve these goals. By developing a shared understanding of what your barriers may be, together we can create a nourishment plan that evolves with you to meet your needs.