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