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About The Redleaf Practice

The Redleaf Practice is a clinic of Psychologists and Psychiatrists in St Leonards, recognised as a leading provider of outpatient treatment for eating disorders in Australia. We are passionate about supporting individuals with eating concerns and have been helping children, adolescents and adults for over 20 years.

The clinic has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders, with a particular focus on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. Treatment of other psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, body image concerns, perfectionism, and trauma are also available from the team.

Our approach

High quality care

We are committed to providing you with high quality care, focusing on the core principles of eating disorder treatment. The team at Redleaf are highly trained. All of the clinicians at Redleaf regularly attend professional development training, to ensure that we maintain an understanding of the complexities of eating disorders and new approaches to treatment.

Backed by scientific evidence

We offer treatment backed by scientific evidence, while acknowledging the importance of treatment that is individualised to your needs and the relationship between you and your therapist.

A comprehensive treatment team

We recognise the importance of having a comprehensive treatment team around you in recovery and offer both psychology and psychiatry consultations. Wherever possible, we use a partners in care approach, working in close collaboration with you, your loved ones and all members of the treatment team.

What we offer

Our clinicians work in a wide range of treatment models. Often, our therapists will pull skills and ideas from multiple models of treatment. Some of the areas our therapists are trained in:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Family Based Treatment

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Focal Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management


Our story

The Redleaf Practice has grown from a solo private practice, to a large purpose-built multidisciplinary eating disorder clinic. The Redleaf Practice name originated from our previous location, Redleaf Avenue in Wahroonga.

Our practice was founded by Clinical Psychologist, Chris Thornton. Chris has worked in eating disorders for close to 30 years, during which time he has consulted with inpatient, day patient and outpatient clinics to improve the Australian eating disorder sector. These continued efforts culminated in Chris being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of eating disorders by the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders in 2020. As the Clinical Director, Chris provides regular supervision and case consultation to all of the Psychologists at Redleaf.

We seek to not only provide the highest level of care to our clients, but to also ensure that our clinicians have a supportive and growth-focused working environment so they can focus their time and energy on what matters – you!

Our team

You’re in good hands with us. Whether you are starting out on the journey of recovery, or maybe have been finding things hard for some time, we’re here to help.

Insightful & non-judgemental Psychologists

Comprehensive & empathic Psychiatrists

Interested to know more?

We create a space for you to feel heard and supported. If you have any questions or queries, we encourage you to reach out.