Ashlea Hambleton

Ashlea Hambleton consults at The Redleaf Practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Ashlea also works at The InsideOut Institute, where she is completing her PhD, researching the effectiveness and feasibility of delivering Family Based Treatment (FBT) via Telehealth for regional and rural young people with Anorexia Nervosa.

Ashlea has experience working across various settings of the mental health industry. She has worked as a Clinical Psychologist within a community mental health team, within a specialised eating disorder outpatient service and for over five years within private practice settings.

Client ages
Adolescents and adults

Primary areas of expertise
Eating disorders
Trauma

Therapy style and influences

Ashlea believes that the therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment.  She understands that therapy can be a daunting prospect for many, and her goal is to support her clients to feel comfortable, and most importantly, listened to. Her therapy style is client-centred and blends natural empathy, compassion and curiosity with humour and essential to any therapeutic conversation, the offer of a cup of tea.

Ashlea has a strong science background, which allows her to draw from research in the fields of neuroscience, attachment, behaviour and learning, family systems and social psychology. Ashlea is trained in several evidence-based treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E)
  • Maudsley Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (the Conversational Model)
  • Schema Therapy

Ashlea believes that psychotherapy is not a one size fits all approach and will work closely with you to determine what treatment approach will be most effective for your personal situation and to achieve your therapy goals.

Publications/research

Ashlea has published papers in international journals on eating disorders, body image, implementation science, group therapy and self-harm. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and received the 2019 Clinician Scholarship to attend the International Conference for Eating Disorders in New York, USA.

Hobbies

When not working, Ashlea loves spending time with her partner and 3yo Groodle (who aspires to be a therapy assistant one day). She is a soy cappuccino enthusiast and is happiest spending time outdoors / attempting to grow her fruit and vegetable garden!

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Academy of Eating Disorders
  • National Eating Disorder Collaboration

Days at Redleaf

Monday, Tuesday (Telehealth) & Thursday

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