About Susan McCabe BSc (Hons) RD

I studied a 4 year degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at The University of Surrey, one of the Uk’s Top 10 Universities and I am currently undertaking a Master's Apprenticeship in Executive Leadership. I aspire to become a compassionate leader in health care and I am particularly interested in health care strategy.

I have vast experience working in a range of clinical settings from GP surgeries, Hospitals and clinics. I began my career in private practice along side a part-time role specialising in Adult Obesity within a Tier 3 management service. 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.

 

 I  am passionate about working with mental health and nutrition and I am experienced in working with people who may have ASD, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression or personality disorders who may need support 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. In addition, I practice using mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.

I currently work in two part-time Band 7 NHS positions as a prescribing support dietitian for Bromley Health Care and my second position as a Specialist Care Home Support dietitian for Epsom & St Heliers NHS Trust. Here I work within a specialist multidisciplinary service supporting care homes within the borough with a focus on service improvement in line with CQC regulations, improved health outcomes for the elderly and specialist End of life and palliative care advice. Along side this role, 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 and emotional eating. I am Kings College London trained to deliver the Low FODMAP diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders. I am also trained to incorporate CBT techniques and formulation for emotional eating into my practice as well as mindful eating, stress management and relaxation techniques. 

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, 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!