Mariella Reina


British Sign Language/English Interpreter, Professional Supervisor



Work context/Areas of interest and specialism:

  • Sign Language Interpreter for 14 years, working in higher education and with deaf professionals. Also training courses, conferences and general community interpreting
  • Qualified Professional Supervisor, working 1:1 and in groups both face-to-face and remotely. Exploring working creatively and cross-profession supervision


  • Postgraduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting
  • Diploma in Professional Supervision
  • Registered with NRCPD
  • Member of ASLI
  • Member of NUBSLI
  • Member of EFSLI
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring
  • Officer for NUBSLI (National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters) committee
  • Guest tutor for 360 Diploma in Supervision
  • Committed to ongoing CPD opportunities enhancing my professional practice. Regular supervision for both my interpreter and supervision work

Description of supervision service:

Interpreters ✅
Lip Speakers ✅
Speech and language therapists ✅
Allied health professionals ✅
NHS workers ✅
Independent practitioners ✅
Social service employees ✅
Education staff ✅
Voluntary sector workers ✅
Newly qualified practitioners ✅
Cross-specialism ✅
Cross-profession ✅


Individual ✅
Paired ✅
Group ✅
Team ✅
Managerial Supervision
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅


— supervisor’s base
— supervisee’s base
— neutral location ✅
Video teleconference: ✅

Description of supervision approach:

Having experienced the benefits of supervision myself – how it enables me to constantly develop and be a more resilient and accomplished practitioner – I am passionate about offering this potential to others.

My approach is centred around the value of having protected time in a safe, non-judgemental space, and fostering the trusting supervisor/ee relationship as the foundation for this. Encouraging exploration with curiosity, I am flexible to meet supervisees’ needs, providing supportive challenge, reassurance, and guidance to allow them to find their own insights.

I offer an initial introductory chat to find out a little about each other and answer any questions before embarking on a supervisory relationship.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07875 403228

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