Bridget is a warm and empathetic therapist. She places great emphasis on building therapeutic relationships based on acceptance, trust, and authenticity. She greatly enjoys working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Bridget is warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate in her approach to therapy. She understands that each client brings their own unique life experiences, difficulties, and goals to therapy. She is able to flexibly tailor her approach to ensure each person’s needs are accurately understood and addressed. This means that goals for therapy, style, and pace of treatment are all mutually agreed upon and adapted as needed. Bridget employs a trauma-informed approach to her work in order to create a safe and trusting therapeutic space. She aims to support and empower clients to create the lives they want. Bridget will regularly check in with clients about their experience of therapy, whether it is meeting their needs, and appreciates feedback.
Experience and Interests
Bridget has experience working with clients across the lifespan including children, adolescents, families, and adults in a number of settings such as public and private hospitals, aged care, and non-profit organisations. She has worked with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, pain, stress, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, sleep difficulties, substance-use, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation and neurodevelopmental differences (ADHD and ASD). Bridget has also been involved in a number of research projects such as investigating the effectiveness of online therapy for social anxiety as well as research on the benefits of befriending to reduce depression and loneliness in aged care residents.
Bridget uses a range of evidence-based approaches tailored to each individual’s needs. She is trained in providing evidence-based therapies including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, relaxation, and mindfulness-based strategies.
How is Bridget Described by Her Clients?
Bridget is known for being helpful and caring. Clients have often said Bridget makes them feel understood and supported.
Bridget enjoys traveling and exploring new places, drinking coffee, browsing book stores, taking her cat for a walk, and relaxing with friends and family.