B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology).
Bridget Hogg is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that after finishing a four year undergraduate degree in psychology she completed a two year Masters program in Clinical Psychology, followed by a further two years of supervision and training in a clinical registrar program.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Bridget is registered with Medicare as a provider of Specialist Psychological Treatments.
In her clinical work, Bridget places the utmost importance on the relationship she has with her clients. She has an easy, warm manner and firmly believes that if clients feel accepted and understood they will be most able to participate fully in the therapy process. She believes that at times humour and laughter can also be important parts of the therapeutic relationship and the process of therapy.
Expert in Emotional Regulation
Bridget has worked in a variety of mental health settings for more than ten years, and has significant experience in working with a range of psychological and mental health problems. These include:
- Emotional dysregulation, or difficulties regulating emotions;
- Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and binge eating;
- Body image problems;
- Anxiety problems of all kinds, including post-traumatic stress (PTSD), social anxiety, chronic worry, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, agoraphobia and panic attacks;
- Mood problems such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder and difficulties with mood instability;
- Post-natal depression (PND) and other ante- and post-natal difficulties;
- Personality and interpersonal problems, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder;
- Alcohol and drug abuse and dependence;
- Deliberate self-harm and suicidal thoughts;
- Impulsive and risky behaviours;
- Past sexual, emotional and physical abuse (Complex PTSD);
- Young people and adolescents.
Bridget uses evidence-based treatments, that is, treatments shown to be effective by independent research. She is particularly interested in using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy approaches.
Complex Mental Health Issues
Many behaviours such as disturbed eating, deliberate self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, intense anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties may be linked to problems with regulating emotions and emotional responses to situations. These kinds of behaviours may help regulate emotions in the short-term, but often have a range of negative long-term effects. Bridget uses DBT approaches to help clients learn and use emotion regulation strategies that are helpful in both the short and long term. She is also very interested in the use of ACT and mindfulness training to assist in a range of situations in which clients are experiencing distressing thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
It is an act of courage and self-care to seek therapeutic help for ongoing psychological difficulties, and Bridget respects and admires all clients who take the first step in that process by making their first appointment. She is passionate about helping people improve the quality of their lives, particularly those for whom life feels at times extremely difficult and painful.
To arrange a session with Clinical Psychologist Bridget Hogg, you can freecall 1800 877 924 or book online now!
Articles of Interest by Bridget Hogg:
- ACT for Bulimia and Binge Eating
- ACT for Social Anxiety
- ACT Skills for Adolescents
- Anorexia and Bulimia: the problem of frequent weighing
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Everyday Mindfulness
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Getting Unhooked from Distressing Thoughts
- Improve your Interpersonal Communication
- Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Life?
- Tackling Substance Abuse with DBT
- Teenagers and Sleep
- The Effects of Being Underweight
- Treatment for Bulimia