Ailsa Robson


Psychotherapist and Author

I listen to your stories as you explore how to be happier within yourself, and in your relationships.

Get a feel for my book

“Perfectly Imperfect”

Raw reflections on body image, mothering, love and loneliness.

Does this resonate with you?

You’re managing to juggle all that’s on your plate, but feel stuck on some very important  aspects in your life.
You’re resourceful and have already learnt a lot about yourself, but you’d really like to feel happier.
You are not usually the one who asks for help – you’re the one who takes care of everyone around you!
You don’t want to worry or burden your loved ones with some of the thoughts that are running through your mind.
You’d really like to be listened to without judgement, by a compassionate, neutral professional.
You want to create positive change in your life and need some psychological tools to help you.
You are ready to put yourself first and tend to your own emotional health so you can better tend to those you love.

If this is you, then you are certainly not alone and I invite you to share your story with me.

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.

Hi, I’m Ailsa

People come to me because they’ve noticed they are stuck in areas of their life:

In their self confidence
In their relationships
In their loss and grief
In emotional stress

and they would like to feel happier by making positive change in their life.

I work with people who are managing stressful moments in their life whilst their inner critic critiques how well they’re doing, or NOT doing.
They share their stories with me whilst we walk alongside each other, outside in nature.
They learn more about what triggers them, and how to respond rather than react.
They also begin to accept that they are not the problem – rather, the problem is the problem.
We unpack how they would like their life to be and they begin making small, and helpful steps toward it.
I am honoured to be my clients professional ‘person’. To witness their challenges and their wins.
I am a compassionate listener, with a warm sense of humour who enjoys making people feel comfortable and heard.
I am forever hopeful for my clients and I am an optimistic ally.

Photo Credit: Meaghan Coles Photography

Through sharing her innermost thoughts, pain and internal conflict, Ailsa will unsettle you and challenge you at times. And she will offer valuable insights, which no doubt will play a part in the reader’s own transformation.

Dr Cate Howell 
Dr Cate Howell

I admire Ailsa for sharing her deeply personal story with others. Her journey has resonated with me on so many levels and I know other readers will feel the same. It is raw, touching and inspiring.


This book is a breath of fresh air as it is raw and REAL.


I feel like I’ve made a new friend through reading this book.


Ailsa Robson has a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Adelaide and consults with clients in Stirling and Glenelg, SA as well as online. She has a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is the author of Perfectly Imperfect.