MEET LOUISE

Louise Adams is the founder of UNTRAPPED. She is a clinical psychologist who works in private practice from her home in Sydney, Australia. She has written two books, Mindful Moments and The Non-Diet Approach Handbook for Psychologist and Counsellors (with Fiona Willer, APD). She has been practicing in this field for more than 20 years. Louise is Vice President of Health At Every Size Australia, and is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a member of the Clinical College of the APS.

LOUISE WORKS EVERY DAY TO TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO

‘TREAT THEMSELVES WELL,’ TO INCREASE THEIR SELF-COMPASSION, AND TO BECOME THEIR OWN THERAPIST.

She has a special interest in problematic eating, body image, and weight struggles. Louise fights to educate people about the cruel trap of dieting, which only sets us up to fail. She uses an evidence-based anti-dieting approach to empower people to achieve permanent lifestyle change.

Louise is wholly committed to the Heath At Every Size (HAES) movement, and to spreading the word about shifting our attitudes about weight and health. Louise is determined to make a difference in changing society’s perceptions about health, diets, weight loss, and bodies. Louise believes that people can approach health and happiness without attaching it to weight changes. She is for body diversity and against fat prejudice.

As well as her work with individual clients in private practice (which is currently all online – thanks COVID!) – Louise conducts workshops and conferences for the general public and health professionals interested in changing their approach to weight related issues. Louise also speaks with the media, and had appeared numerous times in magazines, newspapers, radio, and on television to spread her message. She blogs, she tweets, and she never shuts up about these issues!