Career Coaching – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Career Coaching: Work, in all of its many forms, has the potential to enrich our lives in significant and lasting ways.  Finding the right path for us, balancing work with other life priorities, making career changes and resolving any career relevant conflicts / obstacles / dilemmas, dealing with career disappointment or unwanted changes however can present us with significant challenge.

Given that we spend a significant proportion of our lives in our workplaces and engaged in work related activity –  making financially and psychologically wise career decisions is a complex though vitally important undertaking.   In terms of the interplay between  wellness and work – our brains are shaped (and re-shaped continuously) by our environment – this is now much better understood than it ever has been thanks to great leaps in neuroscience over the past decade and a half.

Counselling Approach: As well as her credentials as a psychologist, Ainsley has tertiary qualifications and career experience in Human Resources, and has also worked as a People Management Consultant providing advice to Senior Level across a wide range of industries.   As a result, she has an intimate and hands-on knowledge of workplace and organisational dynamics and how these can interplay with our overall sense of  psychological wellness, satisfaction, enrichment and motivation.

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com

Workplace Counselling – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Workplace Counselling: The world and the workplace is ever changing and it can feel very overwhelming and exhausting trying just to ‘keep up’ let alone take some degree of control of your own decisions, work relationships and emotional wellbeing.

Counselling ApproachAinsley’s work in the field of workplace counselling is enriched by her largely Cognitive-Behavioural therapeutic orientation, extensive insight into Organisational Dynamics and Behaviours, knowledge and application of a wide variety of Management and Leadership Models, and a fierce commitment to achieving practical outcomes for her clients. Having also studied and worked within Human Resources she has an intimate and hands on knowledge of the workplace and organisational dynamics and how these interact with and affect psychological issues.

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com

CBT – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: In simple terms, CBT is an approach to psychotherapy which serves to identify and explore patterns of thinking and behaving which are contributing to a problematic emotional state. These thoughts and behaviours explored for the presence of inaccuracy, troublesome bias or distortion, and therapy then helps the client to reconstruct more helpful and more accurate ones.

Counselling ApproachAinsley’s approach to CBT is not about promoting wishful thinking, or a denial of reality; it is not about teaching you to believe something is ‘wonderful’ when it clearly is not. Conversely, her approach focuses on collaboratively trying to discern actual evidence and fact from inappropriate ‘meanings’ or ‘inaccurate conclusions’, correcting the distortions or faulty thinking, and supporting the individual to accept the reality as it actually is. Once this is achieved the nature of the issue to be addressed / stressor / challenge or problem is much clearer, allowing much more effective and focused problem solving strategies to be developed with her clients.

A Cognitive Behavioural therapeutic orientation encompasses a range of specific counselling and clinical techniques and approaches, and has been found to be extremely useful in a range of contexts and emotional disturbances – particularly depression and anxiety.

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com

Employee Assistance Programs – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Employee Assistance Programs:  Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are where an organisation or employer partners with a provider to supply its employees with access to counselling services. These counselling services are generally funded by the employing organisation and focus on promoting positive workplace behaviours, constructive and mutually respectful interpersonal interactions, employee well-being, and workplace productivity.

The focus of such counselling may include a variety of issues which are impacting, or likely to impact an employee’s job performance, job satisfaction, health or productivity eg crisis response; conflict resolution; workplace stress; family based issues affecting work; adjustment to illness or injury; grief; workplace bullying; substance use; relationship disharmony and conflict.

Counselling under an Employee Assistance Program would need to be contracted and arranged by prior agreement with your employing organisation. Usually an EAP type series of counselling sessions would involve a committment of between 3 to 6 hourly sessions of counselling designed to focus directly on the issue(s) most impacting on work life and performance.

Counselling Approach: Ainsley‘s approach when counselling under an Employee Assistance Program is aimed at addressing the issue/s most impacting on an employee’s enjoyment or ability to perform at work. In the first session she typically works with clients to help them clarify and articulate a series of short-term focussed counselling goals and an overall treatment plan for achievement of these. Counselling goals when working under an EAP should be realistic enough as to be achieveable within the scope of such a short-term, solution focussed intervention. Should a client’s goals be broader or of a longer term nature than is appropriately achieved within 3 to 6 hourly sessions; and/or the impact on work performance questionable, then this will be discussed and a more appropriate plan contracted with the counselling client and the employer (if appropriate).

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com