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CINDY BRIDGE

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Creative Arts Therapist

Cindy is a caring and compassionate therapist and social worker, with 20 years experience, and over 10 years working as a pregnancy options counsellor at the Pregnancy Advisory Service (RWH)  in Melbourne.  Cindy is also a trained creative arts therapist, using different modalities to explore and expand on awareness of hopes, beliefs, and emotions in relation to self and others.  She has a particular interest in working with attachment, loss and interpersonal trauma, and how this may intersect with pregnancy decision making and adjustment to parenting.  She passionately believes in the power of quality evidenced-based practice, with information, rights and a strengths-based framework to support you on your journey.   She has worked in a variety of settings, using both individual counselling, casework, and therapeutic group interventions.

Her employment history includes: Pregnancy Advisory Service (RWH), Herspace counsellor and group facilitator, Northern Domestic Violence Outreach (Berry Street), Women's Program (Sacred Heart Mission)

 

Areas of Practice:

  • Pregnancy Options Counselling

  • Post Abortion Counselling

  • Group Work

  • Reproductive Coercion 

  • Intimate Partner Violence

  • Trauma 

  • Sexual Assault

  • Grief and Loss

  • Supervision

​​Professional Memberships:

  • AASW

  • NAAPOC (National Abortion and Pregnancy Options Counsellors)

Qualifications and further training:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology)

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Graduate Diploma in Experiential Creative Arts Therapy

  • Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma

  • Reflective Practice Supervision

  • Mastering Group Supervision

Location: Coburg (easy access via tram)

Fees and rebates: $130 full fee. Concessions for HCC holders. Eligible for Medicare Rebate under Non-Directive Pregnancy Support Counselling Scheme and Mental Health Care Plans with a referral from a GP 

Availability: By Appointment

Contact: cindy@cindybridge.com, 0449 708 565