SEPAR Directory

Dr Paula Watson


Email address

HCPC registration number

Institution / Organisation / Company
Made Up to Move Ltd


Supervisor location

Will supervise international candidates

Able to provide remote supervision for candidates through out the UK

Specialism (capability)

  • Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise

My primary focus is physical activity and exercise psychology. I can also supervise candidates enrolling on the sport and exercise psychology pathway if they envisage exercise forming a substantial part of their training.

Currently available to supervise

Supervision approach

I provide 1.5 hour monthly individual supervision (face-to-face or remote), plus monthly small group supervision and weekly drop-ins to support this (both remote).

We will agree a contract at the start so expectations are clear between supervisor and supervisee. I believe the supervisory relationship is central to trainees' SEPAR experience, therefore before committing to supervise anyone, I like to meet prospective trainees informally to discuss our respective values, philosophies and expectations to ensure there is alignment between trainee needs and what I can offer. I encourage trainees to do the same with other supervisors so they can find the person they will feel comfortable to work with for 2-3+ years.

As a supervisor I try to facilitate a two-way learning environment in which trainees have the autonomy to grow, whilst providing guidance and mentorship to ensure they develop into safe, critically reflective, independent practitioners. Whilst I will support trainees in finding placements and may occasionally be able to offer them applied opportunities, it is the responsibility of trainees to source their own placements (as I believe this is an important skill to develop).

Further information

I'm passionate about developing the profession of applied exercise psychology and am keen to support anyone interested in pursuing a career in this field.

If you're interested in physical activity and exercise psychology, you might also like to join the Applied Psychologists in Physical Activity Network (APPAN). This is a free network for all career stages, we have monthly CPD meetings which anyone can get involved in. Find us on Linked In, or on Twitter @APPANetwork. If you'd like to join, please e-mail with your name and current role/career stage.

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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