“We all have times in our life when the challenges that we face seem overwhelming and insurmountable. However, we don’t have to face these challenges alone. My aim is to work together with you to form a personalised treatment plan that enables you to work towards a healthy, meaningful and enriched life. I am here to offer the support, skills and strategies needed to help you overcome your difficulties, whilst also recognising that you are the expert in your own unique experiences.” – Imogen O’Loughlin
Imogen is an insightful, compassionate and dedicated psychologist who provides a warm, safe space for her clients to feel comfortable to share their story and concerns. Imogen aims to empower her clients with the skills and strategies needed to more effectively manage the difficulties and challenges in their lives.
Imogen has worked with clients from a diversity of ages and backgrounds and with a wide range of presenting concerns and mental health difficulties across private services, hospital and university clinic settings.
Imogen has a particular interest in working with adults who have experienced trauma, both in childhood or later in life. Imogen is aware of the profound, overwhelming wide-ranging impact that trauma can have. She is passionate about supporting her clients to regain a sense of safety and stability and to fully process their painful emotions and traumatic memories so her clients are free to heal and move forwards in line with their goals.
Imogen is also especially passionate about supporting clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to overcome and become free of the vicious cycle of distressing intrusive thoughts and compulsions/rituals. She also has a strong interest in working with clients suffering from anxiety disorders and mood disorders such as depression.
Another of Imogen’s areas of interest is working with older adults. She understands that that the ageing process can bring with it many unique challenges and transitions such as grief and loss, changing living arrangements and loneliness. Imogen will work with you to build up your confidence to face the challenges of life and re-engage with the things that matter to you so you can enjoy the golden years of adulthood.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)
University of Sydney
Masters of Clinical Psychology
University of Technology Sydney
Imogen has been awarded multiple prizes and scholarships throughout her training, including the Blanka Buring Prize, the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, the University of Sydney Honours Scholarship and two Academic Merit prizes. More recently she was awarded the UTS Luminaries Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship during her postgraduate studies. In April 2019 Imogen was awarded The APS Clinical College Student Prize which recognises outstanding clinical and therapy skills and the ability to design and conduct clinically relevant research.
Imogen has a special interest in the following areas:
- PTSD and Complex Trauma
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders including depression
- Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns
- Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome
- Academic and work related stress and burnout
Imogen is trained and has experience delivering a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Registrations & memberships
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0002100434)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
As a scientist-practitioner, Imogen is committed to keeping up to date with the latest cutting-edge research in clinical psychology to ensure that she is providing high quality, effective care to her clients.
Imogen has conducted research exploring the comparative effects of differing media presented gambling advertisements on male youth gambling attitudes and intentions. More recently, Imogen’s passion for working with clients experiencing both psychological and physical health difficulties motivated her to conduct a study exploring the relationship between chronic pain and comfort eating. Both of these studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals.