Ashleigh Olive - Psychologist

Ashleigh (known as “Ash”) is a registered sport and exercise psychologist with a passion for body-image and exercise-related concerns. In addition to her clinical role, Ash is engaged as CFIH’s Clinical Director and is responsible for ensuring the services provided at CFIH remain up-to-date, effective, and surpass the expectations of clients and their referrers.

Ash’s postgraduate research investigated sport-related body weight pressures and body-image concerns in elite athletes. This sparked a passion for and commitment to promoting positive body-images, and healthy relationships with food and movement among elite athletes, exercisers, and the wider community. Through such endeavours, Ash has acquired extensive experience in providing support to those struggling with exercise dependence, compulsive exercise, relative energy deficiency in sport, and adherence to safe exercise guidelines during eating disorder recovery.

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Sport & Exercise)

Like all the practitioners at CFIH, Ash is passionate about supporting individuals to overcome concerns they may have with eating and/or body-image. Ash also upholds CFIH’s commitment to promoting and supporting body diversity through adopting a Health At Every Size (HAES), weight-neutral approach to everything she does.

In addition to the above, Ash is passionate about promoting positive body-images, and healthy relationships with food and movement among elite athletes and the sporting community.

  • Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
  • Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (FBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR)
  • Maudsley Model of Treatment for Adults with Anorexia Nervosa (MANTRA)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT)


Rebates are available under an Eating Disorder Management Plan, Mental Health Care Plan or Chronic Disease Management Plan with a referral from a General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist. Please contact our Client Care Team for more information about obtaining a referral from your GP.

Ash is also registered to provide psychological services which may attract rebates from private health insurers. Please check with your private health fund to determine your eligibility for rebates on psychological services.

Ash is also a registered provider for both Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). For more information about seeking support for QAS or AIS athletes, please speak to our Client Care Team.

No referral is required, you can self-refer to CFIH and may be eligible for a rebate through your private health insurer. Please note however, Medicare rebates are only available with a referral from a General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist.

Ash works full time at our Brisbane clinic and is available for client appointments Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

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  • College of Sport & Exercise Psychologists (COSEP)
  • The Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)