Bridget Macdonald

PeopleSupport Services

 

At times repeating patterns, persistent thoughts and difficult emotions impact optimal living. I provide a warm collaborative space for couples and individuals to safely explore challenges and past experiences. We will explore your inner and outer experiences in ways that bring desired change.

I have 20 years of experience as a Counsellor and 12 as a Couples Therapist. I have a strong foundation in psychodynamic processes and attachment theory in practice.

 

Counselling Services

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a proven map of ways to change patterns, grow connections and cultivate aliveness. I am dedicated to seeing clients repair and heal, build strong relational bonds, and gain direction.

Working as a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I assist couples to move from protected and stuck places to new patterns of responsiveness and closeness. This model will give you ways to hear, read cues, confide in and experience your partner with new depth and understanding. These powerful strategies become the tools to keep your relationship growing. The upsides are security, confidence, and resilience in key relationships and life endeavours.

 

Areas of Focus

Relationship issues, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, separation, dealing with pain, relationship injuries, trauma, life transitions, family dynamics, communication issues, dealing with change, conflict resolution, emotional dysregulation, health changes, workplace conflict, finding direction, improving wellbeing.

 

Counselling Approach

Understanding and working with emotions to shape safe, fulfilling, balanced lives, I apply EFT principles and learnings to working with couples, individuals, and in coaching. I am passionate about the transformative change and healing Emotionally Focused Therapy brings to all relationships.

 

About Me

With a background in Management, business ownership, and Education; working with individuals and couples to achieve high levels of self-awareness, connection and achievement was a natural next step for my career. I bring a holistic approach to my work as our minds bodies and emotions give us data that we can use skillfully at any given moment.

I engage in ongoing professional development and get regular supervision for the modalities I use.

 

Supervision Services

I provide Management/Professional Supervision and Coaching using a Reflective Inquiry Approach.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Nationally Accredited and Registered Mediator (Australian Mediation Standards Board)
- Life Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (ICEEFT)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Education
- Diploma in Management
- Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Therapist
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Certificate in Supervision Skills
- Professional Mediation Skills Accreditation Certificate
- Diploma in Teaching

Q Appointments

- Monday to Thursday 7 am-7:30 pm
- Friday morning.
- In-person and by Zoom.

Q Fees

- Couples Therapy $160 an hour inclusive of GST
- Individual EFT Therapy and Counselling $140 an hour inclusive of GST
- Supervision and coaching $140 an hour inclusive of GST
- payment can be made by Online Banking