Ashlea is a Registered Psychologist and a Clinical Registrar who commenced working at READ Clinic in 2017
Ashlea graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons1) in 2015. Ashlea completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2017, and commenced her Clinical Psychology Registrar Program in 2018.
Ashlea believes that the therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment. Her therapy style is person-centered, creative, compassionate and authentic. Ashlea is trained in various treatment approaches; including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced, Maudsley Family Based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Ashlea has completed several research projects with the University of Newcastle; including exploring child and family anxiety; and, in another project the lived experience of self-harm.
Ashlea is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychology Society. Ashlea is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Ashlea’s areas of interest include:
- Eating disorders, body-image and self-esteem
- Anxiety – social, generalised, separation, and specific phobias
- Trauma – EMDR
- Adjustment difficulties
- Stress and study
Ashlea works: Tue 9:00am – 4:30pm, Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm and alternate Fri 11:00am – 4:30pm