About Susan McCabe MSc, BSc (Hons), RD
I am a qualified, HCPC registered Dietitian with 10 years of experience. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics as well as an Executive Master of Science in Leadership (MSc). I aspire to become a compassionate leader in health care and I am particularly interested in healthcare/organisational culture. I became a dietitian because of my strong passion for treating and reversing disease through dietary interventions alongside medicine. I am a strong believer of getting to the root cause of treating health issues. I love dietetics because our practice is hugely underpinned by a strong knowledge and skillset in psychology/behaviour, biochemistry, physiology and of course nutrition. It was the perfect career choice for me when I was once deciding between a career in either Nutrition, medicine or psychology.
I have vast experience working in a range of clinical settings from GP surgeries to hospitals and clinics. Upon graduating, I began my career in private practice alongside a part-time role specialising in Adult Obesity within a Tier 3 management service which was psychology-led. I then moved on to work as an acute dietitian within a busy NHS hospital where I furthered my clinical skills and medical knowledge. Since working within the NHS I took on the role as a mental health dietitian at The Priory, a specialist mental health hospital where I worked on a specialist Asperger’s unit as well as on a general psychiatric ward and an eating disorders unit.
There I found my passion, specialising in mental health and nutrition. I am experienced in working with people who may have ASD, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression or personality disorders to support people with their eating behaviours, diet related medical issues or relationship with food.
Within my private practice, I specialise in adult eating disorders including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge eating disorder, OFSED and Orthorexia. I have a specialist interest in ASD and eating disorders including ARFID as well as how trauma and PTSD influence eating disorders.
My aim is to treat every client holistically and compassionately.
I use evidence-based practice approaches that suit each individuals treatment plan including a NICE recommended specialist therapy for eating disorders, called CBT-E which is available as separate sessions alone. In addition, I practice using mindfulness and trauma informed interventions and CBT- formulation for emotional eating.
I currently hold two Band 7 NHS positions as a prescribing support dietitian for Bromley Health Care and my second position as a Specialist Care Home dietitian. My interest in these roles are with the pathway of malnutrition in the community and appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements. I have a focus on quality of nutrition and hydration provision in care homes, in line with CQC regulations, improved health outcomes for the elderly and I also offer specialist End of life and palliative nutrition advice. Along side these roles, I continue to run my private practice part-time and I support a number of case management clients as part of private multidisciplinary teams. In addition to my busy work life, I am a mother to two small beautiful children.
Other areas I specialise in treating include: Irritable bowel syndrome. I am Kings College London trained to deliver the Low FODMAP diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders.
My freelance work has been hugely varied including media interviews, health writing, clinics, work shops and family nutrition. As well as working with Companies to advise on new products, working with Solicitors, Case managers and appointed deputy's for those who lack mental capacity.
Some recent clients include: Healthline Media, Anthony Gold Solicitors, Horton Tower ltd Case management and rehabilitation services, Green Door Clinic, Harrison Associates and Unite professionals case management services.
If you feel I could help you in any way then please get in touch.
I look forward to potentially working you!