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Sophia Coopman

BPSYCH (HONS), MPSYCH (CLIN)

Sophia is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Sophia is passionate about providing therapy for adults that assists in navigating times of suffering, understanding the symptoms with which our minds and bodies choose to communicate, and rediscovering a sense of meaning and possibility.

Sophia has experience providing assessment and therapy services within a wide range of settings, including community mental health, primary health care and private practice, as well as working extensively within Return to Work and employment services. Sophia provides psychological treatment and support for difficulties relating but not limited to:

  • Depression – reconnecting with meaning and vitality
  • Bipolar Disorders – stabilising moods and creating balance
  • Anxiety Disorders – working with excessive worry, chronic indecision, self-doubt, social anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – working with intrusive and distressing thoughts, compulsive behaviours, and chronic feelings of guilt and shame
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma – understanding the mind/body connection in healing from trauma
  • Grief and Loss – moving through grief after experiencing loss or facing difficult life transitions
  • Perfectionism – exploring themes of striving, pressure and control
  • Obsessive Jealousy – navigating jealousy and doubt in romantic relationships
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse – exploring the reasons we turn to addictive patterns and developing alternate ways to cope
  • Personality Disorders – building skills to regulate emotions, maintain healthy relationships and transform limiting beliefs or destructive life patterns
  • Self Esteem – improving confidence and self acceptance
  • Work Stress, Burn-out, Return to Work claims
  • Feeling lost or lacking direction – reconnecting with personal values, strengths and sense of purpose.

Sophia tailors her approach to best suit each individual, with a view to creating a gentle, supportive and non-judgemental space, to promote healing and transform suffering. She draws on evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness-based interventions and self-compassion teachings.

Sophia has a particular interest in emerging areas of practice that incorporate the wisdom of the body, such as Sensorimotor Therapy, trauma-sensitive yoga and neuro-biologically informed approaches, and is excited about the research that is currently underway in these areas. In her personal life, Sophia has studied and practiced yoga and various forms of meditation for over 15 years and remains passionate about bridging the gap between Western psychology and traditional Eastern practices.

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