Bridget Mary Dougherty

Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 5300 2823

Bridget Mary Dougherty

Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today

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Port Kembla
Wollongong, NSW 2500
(02) 5300 2823
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About

I am an experienced mindful self-compassion teacher and person-centred counsellor, and I draw on over 20 years of personal and professional practice to help people with complex mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD and complex trauma to recover a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. I also work with couples to help them understand and resolve issues that are impacting on their wellbeing and happiness. I work in a strength's-based, recovery orientated and trauma informed way.
I was introduced to meditation by an Indonesian psychiatrist in 1997. Since then I have gone on to teach hundreds of people to meditate as a way to heal the suffering in their lives. I also completed a PhD on what love means in contemporary culture and I draw from this knowledge to help people to create more loving relationships.
Everyone is different so I will work with you to develop and maintain a practice that helps you to experience more joy and happiness. I can also help you navigate a difficult challenge in your life in a way that gives you strength and wisdom to overcome future challenges and I can support you to live a more authentic or more beautiful life.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Person Centred Counselling and Compassion Focused Therapy / 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Sydney / Compassion Focused Therapy / 2015

Location

Port Kembla
Wollongong, NSW 2500
(02) 5300 2823
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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Personality Disorders

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 9 Nov 2020
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Bridget Mary Dougherty

Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA