Ainsley Salsbury is a Brisbane Psychologist who began her career in the Human Resources field. As a result, she has an intimate and hands-on knowledge of workplace and organisational dynamics and how these can impact psychological issues.

Previously, Ainsley has worked within the mining and rural sectors, as well as over a decade in Melbourne, where she worked with clients from a wide range of backgrounds: from Corporate Executives, lawyers and accountants to those in manufacturing, correctional services, health, retail and government. Her work has taken her around Australia and on international assignment.

Ainsley Salsbury: Psychological Wellbeing for Individuals, Teams & Organisations

Ainsley is passionate about working with clients to help them make healthy and adaptive work and life decisions, particularly during times of change or transition. The world and the workplace is ever changing and it can feel very overwhelming trying just to “keep up” let alone take some degree of control of your own decisions, when the goal posts seem to keep moving. In fact, Ainsley has undertaken specific thesis research in this field around Decision Making in Ever Changing and Dynamic environments, and is able to transfer these principles practically and assist others to work through these issues.

Therapeutic Orientation

Working within a Cognitive Behavioural framework, Ainsley tailors creative, customised and solution focused approaches to both individual and group counselling. She is able to draw on a range of therapeutic techniques with her clients, including:

  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy;
  • Mindfulness;
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy;
  • Interpersonal Therapy;
  • Multi-Modal Therapy;
  • Self Instruction Therapy.

Ainsley has a down to earth and practical approach to counselling, and is passionate about working with clients to identify, explore and address the factors which are frustrating them in their attempts to achieve their work and life goals.

Painting-300x224She believes that it is possible to alleviate the distress and disappointment we experience from time to time in our professional and personal lives, by investigating the underlying emotions. These can cloud our ability to problem solve effectively and make it more difficult to adjust to the set of circumstances presented to us. She counts it a privilege to partner with individuals as they navigate their practical and emotional challenges, in such a way as to minimise psychological suffering and alleviate distress.

Areas of Interest

Some of the issues Ainsley is able to provide support and guidance for include:

  • Stress
  • Conflict and Anger
  • Depression
  • Frustration
  • Loss of focus or motivation
  • Career and/or life dissatisfaction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Career transition – retirement, return to work, redeployment, redundancy, career change
  • Return to work from injury or illness
  • Return to work from parental leave
  • Job seeking
  • Leadership or performance anxiety
  • Executive Coaching

Currently Ainsley is the Senior Psychologist at Vision Psychology, one of Brisbane’s largest clinics.

To book an appointment with Ainsley, please call 1800 877 924 or book online now!

Ainsley Salsbury, BA(Psych).,  Post Grad. Dip. App. Psych. BBus (HRM).