“I believe that everyone is capable of change, however it can be difficult to find the capacity to do so when we feel overwhelmed or powerless to our situation. My goal is to provide a warm and supportive space for you to build your self-confidence, enhance your personal strengths and develop new skills in order to achieve positive changes and regain a sense of control and balance in your life.” – Sophie Lynn-Evans
Sophie is a warm and creative psychologist who is passionate about collaborating with her clients to develop their strengths and skills in order to achieve meaningful changes in their lives. Her naturally compassionate and non-judgemental clinical style allows clients to feel genuinely supported, and her flexible approach to therapy assists in achieving outcomes with clients that are consistent with their personal values and goals.
Sophie is experienced in working across inpatient and outpatient hospital services, as well as private clinic settings, supporting clients of all ages with a variety of concerns. Sophie has worked at St John of God hospital running groups for individuals with anxiety disorders, OCD, postnatal concerns and addiction and co-facilitates a circle of security group to improve child attachment.
Sophie holds a particular interest in supporting those affected by OCD. She understands the difficulty that individuals face in confronting their obsessive thoughts and helps them to develop skills for managing anxiety and strategies to reduce distress, increase self-efficacy and improve life balance. Sophie is also interested in perinatal mental health and is enthusiastic about working with women & their partners to build skills for managing the stress and challenges of parenthood.
Bachelor of Psychology
University of New South Wales
Masters of Clinical Psychology
Australian Catholic University
Sophie has recently been nominated for the APS clinical college student prize following the completion of her Masters degree for outstanding clinical practice, research and coursework results.
Sophie has a special interest in the following areas:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Trichotillomania & Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours
- Tic Disorders
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Social anxiety)
- Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar)
- Disordered Eating and Body Image Concerns
- Drug and Alcohol Issues
- Working with people from the LGBTQI community
Sophie is trained and experienced delivering a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Registrations & memberships
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #PSY0002028241)
- Australian Psychological Society
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Sophie is dedicated to providing effective treatments that are consistent with the latest research in clinical psychology. Sophie’s most recent research focussed on the impact of mindfulness meditation on compulsive buying behaviours.