Kerrie provides clinical intervention for a diverse range of adult mental health presentations including: anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, gender dysphoria, stress management, loss and grief, trauma, addictions and personality disorders.
Kerrie's area of speciality includes supporting adults with disordered eating behaviours and those that are considering or have undergone bariatric surgery. Kerrie aims to evaluate the cause of weight gain and addresses barriers to maintaining a healthy weight. Her key objectives are tackling emotional, comfort and binge eating patterns; improving dysfunctional thinking associated with food, dieting, body image and exercise, and breaking the food addiction.
Kerrie draws upon scientifically supported frameworks such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. Kerrie is committed to making therapy a collaborative process, working together with patients to achieve their goals and make positive changes to their overall well-being and quality of life.
Kerrie Salsbury is a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); a Clinical College member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an associate member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
Kerrie says " I embrace a Health-at-Every-Size (HAES) perspective, encouraging my clients to adopt lifestyle habits for the purpose of health and well-being, rather than weight control".
Initial support for many of her clients consists of equipping them with mindfulness tools to reduce emotional eating, non-hungry eating, mindless eating, and cravings for sugar/carbohydrates. Longer term, Kerrie will encourage her clients to explore what drives the negative attitudes and beliefs that keeps them locked into disordered eating behaviours, addictive patterns, and/or body dissatisfaction.