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Kerrie Salsbury

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Megha Rupa

Kerrie Salsbury

Clinical Psychologist

M.Clin. Psych, MAPS

My aim is to provide an empathic and supportive environment, which fosters personal insights, growth and positive change. 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 my clients consists of equipping them with mindfulness tools to reduce emotional eating, non-hungry eating, mindless eating, and cravings for sugar/carbohydrate. Longer term, I encourage my clients to explore at a deeper level, what drives their negative attitudes and beliefs that keep them locked into disordered eating behaviours, addictive patterns, and/or body dissatisfaction.

I also support clients who are considering or have undergone bariatric surgery (e.g., gastric sleeve, lap-band, bypass). Having worked alongside several bariatric surgeons, I am specialised in pre operative assessments and advice, and more importantly, I am passionate in supporting clients long term throughout what is probably one of the most significant journeys in their life.

I work with clients who:

  • constantly think about weight, food, calories and/or exercise
  • Find it hard to stop eating, once they start
  • Eat differently in private than in front of other people.
  • Avoid looking in mirrors or hide when a camera comes out.
  • Have a photo on the fridge (of them at a smaller size) in the hope it will motivate weight loss
  • Own a wardrobe that reflects a department store; a range of sizes for all.
  • Feel guilty or ashamed about what they have eaten.
  • Believe life will “begin” when they reach their goal weight.
  • Are considering weight loss surgery or have had surgery and are unhappy with the results.

I also work with clients who:
  • Feel intense moments of sadness, irritability, and anxiety.
  • Experience anger go from 0-10 in a millisecond.
  • Often feel empty and have an unstable sense of who they are of what they truly believe.
  • Find themselves in relationships that are intense and unstable. Loving and cherishing their partner one minute, then feeling anger, and needing space the next.
  • Worry about what others think of them.
  • When upset, threaten or engage in suicidal or self injurious behaviours (such as cutting, spending sprees, excessive use of alcohol or drugs).

I consult at the East Melbourne and Surrey Hills practices.