Why sport psychology?
I have a genuine love and respect for physical activity and sport; with a career in health and fitness journalism for over 20 years prior to delving into an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology in my mid-40s! I love triathlons and regularly compete in Age Group races, and swimming and running events.
My lightbulb moment came after observing my father, Roberto, start to use exercise as a coping mechanism for high levels of work related pressure and stress in his early 50s. Now in his mid 80s, not only did Roberto become trimmer, stronger and fitter physically - he become more confident, more adventurous and mentally resilient than ever before. That was enough for me - I witnessed the cause and effect between physical exercise and mental health; and the positive impact that sport can have on all facets of life.
Sport psychology can make a huge impact on performance - yet it can also prompt self-awareness about how you think, feel and behave in your sport. I feel privileged to be able to offer sport psychology services on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and greater regions.
Evie holds the following qualifications:
- BA Mass Communication with Distinction, University of Southern Queensland
- PG Diploma in Psychology, University of Derby
- MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Chichester
- Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, British Psychological Society
- HCPC registered, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- ACT workshops and training courses
- Motivational Interviewing training courses
- Mental Health First Aider
- Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF)
Evie has worked with athletes and exercisers of varying ages and abilities. She has worked with GB squad members, GB marathon and mountain trail runners, Age Group and Masters competitors, national and European medallists, first time fitness enthusiasts - and simply those who love to exercise regularly.
Evie has worked in the following sports:
Endurance running, triathlon, tennis, endurance swimming, archery, gymnastics, dog agility, golf, hockey, lacrosse. Formerly the deputy editor of Running magazine and Outdoor Fitness magazine, Evie managed/wrote the mental wellbeing and sport psychology content. She has been a media spokesperson for sporting associations, health organisations, and sports clubs. Evie volunteered as a support running coach with a large running group in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Evie was also a founding committee member of the Weald Tri Club, which now sports over 250 members including many juniors. Evie loves triathlon, open water swimming events and trail running. She recently moved back to Australia after 14 years in the UK, settling on the Gold Coast, Australia.