Dr Bridget O'Neill Kruger

Bridget O'Neill Kruger

Dr Bridget O’Neill Kruger 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, Dr O'Neill Kruger did her internship at 3 Military Hospital in Bloemfontein, before completing her community service placement at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. She completed her Doctoral degree in Psychology in March 2020 with her research exploring the Mindfulness, Attachment and Satisfaction Experiences of Couples.

 

Dr O’Neill Kruger follows an Integrative therapeutic approach, tailoring treatment to the individual person or couple and their presenting problem, while relying strongly on Attachment Theory, Ecosystemic Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness/Contemplative Practices. She is also qualified in Animal Assisted Activities.

 

She has worked with adults, children, and adolescents across all treatment modalities: individuals, couples, families and groups. In addition, she has developed and presented skill building workshops to groups and communities in different parts of South Africa. Currently, her practice is focused on offering services to couples and individual adults 18 years and older.

 

Dr O'Neill Kruger’s areas of special interest include:

 

Couples and Marriage Therapy

Mood Disorders (Depression)

Anxiety Disorders

Mindfulness (Contemplative Practices)

Personality Disorders

Gender Identity & Dysphoria

Sexual Orientation

Psychosomatic/Somatoform Disorders

Animal-Assisted Therapy

 

Personally, Dr O’Neill Kruger spends her time away from the practice with her husband and partner of 17 years and their furry-family members. When she is not involved in psychology pursuits, she enjoys reading, running, listening to music and spending time in nature. Apart from her interest in psychology she is also passionate about animal rights and other intersectional social justice matters.

 

Professional registrations & memberships:

  • The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
  • EFT South Africa
  • The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

 

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