About

 

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Bridget O’Neill Wolmarans is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS0123390). She completed her Master’s degree at the University of the Free State. Her research dissertation focused on The Role of Mindfulness in the Psychological Well-Being and Life Satisfaction of Adults. After completing her degree, Bridget did her internship at 3 Military Hospital in Bloemfontein, before completing her community service placement at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the UFS Department of Psychology. Her prospective research is focused on Intimate Relationships.

 

Bridget follows an Integrative Approach, tailoring treatment to the individual person and their presenting problem, while relying strongly on Ecosystemic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour, Gestalt, and Narrative therapy theory and techniques. She is also qualified in Animal Assisted Activities.

 

She has worked with children, adolescents and adults across all treatment modalities: individuals, couples, families and groups. In addition, Bridget has developed and presented skill building workshops to groups and communities in different parts of South Africa.

 

Bridget’s areas of special interest include:

 

    Mindfulness (Contemplative Practices)

    Couples and Marriage Therapy

    Gender Identity & Dysphoria

    Sexual Orientation

    Psychosomatic/Somatoform Disorders

    Adjustment Difficulties (e.g. divorce and grief/bereavement)

    Intra - and Inter-Personal Skills Development

    Animal-Assisted Therapy

 

In addition, she has experience working with:

 

    Mood Disorders (Depression)

    Anxiety Disorders

    Substance-Related Disorders

    Personality Disorders

    Mental Disorders related to other Medical Conditions

    Neurocognitive Disorders

    Sexual Disorders

    Psychotic Disorders

    Domestic Violence

    Sexual Abuse

    Phase of Life Problems