Ashleigh Upton

Ash Upton works at Redleaf as a Clinical Psychologist. When not at Redleaf, Ash works with The Department of Defence with individuals serving in defence who experience a wide range of mental health concerns. Ash is also currently completing her PhD at the University of Newcastle in obesity and disordered eating.

Ash has previous experience working in diverse settings, including a university outpatient clinic, a not-for-profit organisation, and a private hospital. Most recently, Ash worked at Northside Clinic on the eating disorder unit with clients who were experiencing eating disorders and other mental health concerns.

Ash has worked with individuals experiencing a range of concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma.

Client ages
Adolescents
Adults

Primary areas of expertise
Eating Disorders
Body Image
Trauma
Anxiety
Depression

Therapy style and influences

Ashleigh provides evidence-based treatment, working primarily from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Based Treatment (FBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) models. Ashleigh is committed to providing a collaborative and supportive therapy space, where individuals can explore their concerns and goals to work towards meaningful change.

Publications/research

Ash presented her research regarding cognitive resilience and mindfulness training at the 7th Annual Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology Conference in Singapore, where she received an Award for Best Student Paper.

Hobbies

Ashleigh enjoys swimming, skiing, going on walks, baking, and spending time with her friends.

Days at Redleaf

Tuesday & Thursday

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

You’re in good hands with us

Whether you are starting out on the journey of recovery, or have been finding things hard for some time, we’re here to help. If you or someone you love is struggling with eating concerns, please reach out.