Ailsa Stevenson brings more than 18 years experience working in the health and welfare field, including over 10 years working as a registered psychologist. Her work in organisational, government, university, community health and not-for-profit agencies provides a rich background to her work.
Ailsa enjoys working with a variety of clients, including adults of all ages and young people. At the heart of her approach is a respect for each client’s uniqueness, their resources and their strengths. She is interested in working with her clients to facilitate meaningful change and works to build a genuine connection with clients to enable them to explore their difficulties and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.
Ailsa works using a range of therapeutic interventions dependent on client need and preference including; Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centred Therapy, Single Session Therapy and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
Ailsa is particularly interested in the areas of grief, loss and adjustment to life transitions, depression and anxiety and the relationship between mind, body and well being. She can offer counselling to address a range of concerns including but not limited to:
- Adjusting to life transitions
- Anxiety and Panic
- Family Concerns
- Grief, loss and trauma
- Health and Well-Being
- Interpersonal and relationship issues
- Making good relationships better
- Managing chronic disease
- Personal growth
- Self Esteem
- Work-Related issues