Ailsa Robson (MCouns & Psych Th)
Walk and Talk Psychotherapist, Author and Health At Every Size ® verified provider.Does this sound familiar?Are you capable and intelligent, but often wish you had ‘better’ relationships, maybe a ‘better’ body and certainly a ‘better’ life, but you’re savvy enough to know there is no such thing as perfection?
You are not alone xAilsa is a psychotherapist who works with people who feel they’re not ‘good enough’ in aspects of their lives. She provides her clients compassionate, heartfelt, person-centred therapy that is uniquely tailored to their needs. She has her own private psychotherapy practice, consulting in: Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, at Glenelg North and also via Zoom for online consultations.Ailsa also offers 1:1 Walk and Talk Therapy; an approach her clients love. The simple act of mindful walking and talking leads to easy conversations in a relaxed setting. It is a flexible and compassionate way to boost clients’ feel-good endorphins and improve their mental health.In an hour long 1:1 session you can download and reset with Ailsa, a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. On top of that you have the choice to take the session outside in nature, and experience mindful movement. You’ll get to joyfully move your body for an hour with Ailsa for company, and you’ll leave the session with helpful psychological tools to use in your daily life.Ailsa’s clients come to her to discuss a range of concerns including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, communication skills, self-esteem, body image issues and perfectionism. She is an empathetic listener with a good sense of humour, and a compassionate and flexible integrated approach that blends a number of therapy styles including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Grief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Expressive Therapies, and her own lived experience.Are you struggling with weight concern?Ailsa is a Health At Every Size® advocate and incorporates HAES® philosophies into both her personal and professional life. She works within a weight neutral framework, inviting her clients to explore their own psychological struggles with a focus on their well being, rather than their weight.Ailsa has a personal passion for Health At Every Size® after she was introduced to it’s respectful and inclusive model of care decades ago. With her support, clients explore their own stories of not feeling ‘good enough’, they learn to be more self compassionate, and how to add more helpful behaviours that make them feel well into their lives. Ailsa’s personal experience and specialist training in these areas assists her to gently hold space with clients who wish to reconnect and make peace with their bodies.
Do you wish to learn to respond rather than react, to triggering moments?
Would you like to feel more in charge and create positive change into your life?
Would you like to be heard without judgement?
Would you like to feel more at peace within yourself?
- Would you like to explore how empowering, accepting your perfect imperfections can be?
Ailsa is also the author of her book Perfectly Imperfect.In a world obsessed with flawless selfies and the picture perfect Instagram life, it’s no surprise women are increasingly asking the question: Am I ever going to feel good enough?New memoir, Perfectly Imperfect is a refreshing celebration of not being perfect. Brave and inspiring, it is a raw account of author, Ailsa’s struggles with her body image, the ups and downs of motherhood, love and loneliness as she begins to accept herself, flaws and all.Ailsa bares all in her raw journal entries written whilst raising her babies, often alone, due to her husband’s Fly In and Fly Out (FIFO) work commitments. She reflects on the golden and gut-wrenching moments of mothering and life, whilst contemplating how she feels about her ever-changing body.If you hate dieting and yearn to like yourself more, feel stuck in your own unrealistic expectations, and spend more time caring for others than yourself; you are not alone.Ailsa offers an alternative to striving to be the best version of yourself, instead embrace your dodgy bits and give thanks!After becoming a published author, Ailsa has noticed that sharing her raw self reflections in her book has encouraged others to explore their own stories of imperfection. Even though Ailsa has a broad professional and personal knowledge base, she always collaborates with her clients, focussing on their lived experience, whilst they explore their own story and create positive change in their lives.If any of this resonates with you, Ailsa would love to work with you. Her genuine, compassionate nature helps create easy connections with people, and she loves working with those who share her interest in learning to accept themselves.Book directly into Ailsa’s calendar: free 20 minute phone calls are available to discover if she is the right therapist for you.More about her book Perfectly ImperfectAn introduction to Ailsa and her work on YoutubeOr visit her websiteAddress: 8 Johnston St
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