Dr Bronwyn Hegarty
BSc(Hons), GradDipPsych, BPsychSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD (Physiology/Medicine)
Member: The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
I have an open and compassionate style and enjoy working with both adults and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with emotion regulation, mood & anxiety disorders and interpersonal issues.
I come to the practice of clinical psychology by way of a previous career in medical research. This career change was driven by a desire to engage more directly with people and help them to live happier, more fulfilling lives, rather than simply living longer. My training in basic science and knowledge of physiology provide a unique perspective that enriches my clinical work and I enjoy helping my clients to understand how physiological and neurobiological processes interact with mental functioning and well-being.
Within the framework of Schema Therapy, I draw upon attachment theory, traditional cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and emotion-focused techniques. I am currently working towards my international accreditation in Schema Therapy.
I have received a number of awards during both my basic science and clinical degrees, including the University Medal in Physiology from the University of New South Wales and the Freestone Prize for Excellence in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong.
I enjoy a commitment to lifelong learning and am continually working to expand my skills that will help me to help my clients.