There are times in our lives when we need someone to bear witness to our experiences and listen to our stories, both positive and painful.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who genuinely believes that you are the expert in your own life. I take great pride in my compassionate, flexible approach that is uniquely tailored to each of my client’s needs. I work with people who wish to explore their own stories, and in turn make positive change in their lives.

My own work is teaching me to embrace being perfectly imperfect…if this resonates, I invite you to do the same.

Ailsa Robson

Clients come to me to discuss:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Communication skills
  • Self- esteem and body image

I specialise in Health At Every Size® (HAES®) and incorporate HAES philosophies into my inclusive, respectful therapy that focuses on well-being and self-compassion for my clients. My personal experience and specialist training in these areas assists me to hold space with clients who wish to make peace with their bodies.

I integrate a range of psychotherapy modalities in my sessions including, but not limited to:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Grief Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Positive Therapy

Once again, each session is lead by my client’s needs and feedback, and I use a very flexible, heartfelt and comprehensive therapeutic approach.

I have a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Adelaide.

I am a HAES® Australia specialist.

I am also a member of the Assoc for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).

Two consultation locations; Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, and at Glenelg North, South Australia. Online consultations also available.

Sessions by appointment. One on one psychotherapy with Ailsa: $225.50 per hour (GST included)

* Bundles of four 1:1 sessions are recommended to secure a consistent therapeutic experience and enhance personal reflection and growth (payment plans available).


As a counsellor and psychotherapist Ailsa cannot offer clients any medicare or private health rebates or concessions at this stage.

Most clients find that a small group of sessions initially, helps them to create positive change in their lives, and also sows seeds for long term shifts. Some clients then appreciate the opportunity to ‘download and reset’ every 3 months or so, whereas other clients prefer regular therapy as a means of tending to their own mental health. It is your choice how many sessions you’d like to book, without the constraints of a care plan.


The most important factor in choosing a therapist is that you feel that the person is someone you can trust and connect with. Ailsa welcomes people, who wish to connect with her before they book an initial consult, to call and have a chat.

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.