Evie Serventi | Sport & Exercise Psychologist
C.Psych, MSc, PGDip. MAPS, FASEP, BPS
Evie is a registered psychologist with an endorsement in sport and exercise psychology. She holds dual registration in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Evie holds a Master's Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology, with accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS). Her extensive professional experience includes international clients and athletes across diverse age groups. Evie has made significant contributions in a wide array of settings, including individual and team sports, private practice, educational institutions, and not-for-profit/community organisations.
Areas of Specialisation
Within the realm of sports, Evie plays a pivotal role in enhancing athletes' performance through a process of guided self-discovery, fostering self-confidence, and cultivating a winning mentality. Her unique insight as an age group triathlete allows her to empathize with athletes, providing them with a professional viewpoint deeply rooted in evidence-based principles and practical expertise. Evie's impressive portfolio includes collaborations with national teams, national and European medalists, elite endurance athletes, Age Group and Masters competitors, novice fitness enthusiasts, and individuals who have a genuine passion for sports and physical activity.
Outside of sport, Evie works with adults and adolescents who seek to improve and sustain their performance in relation to personal, educational and/or professional endeavors. These include managing emotions and pressure through exam periods, nurturing self-identity, developing confidence and assertiveness skills, and developing resilience in the face of high intensity and demanding environments.
As a client-centered practitioner, Evie adopts an evidence-based, integrative approach. Each client’s individual needs, challenges and goals are explored with unconditional positive regard, curiosity and compassion. Her approaches include:
- Mental skills training
- Performance coaching & mentoring
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Evie has an innate desire to help people improve functionality and to achieve desired performance outcomes. With over 20 years’ experience as a journalist and editor, she is grateful to have developed valuable transferable skills into her practice as a sport and performance psychologist (namely, effective communication and listening skills, interviewing skills, writing skills, knowledge sharing and mentoring). Evie was formerly the deputy editor of several fitness publications in the UK, where she managed mental health and wellbeing content. She has been a media spokesperson for various health organisations, sporting associations, and clubs.
Evie is a keen practitioner and researcher in the area of injury and rehabilitation. Her dissertation focused on athletes with chronic injury and identified novel factors linked to effective rehabilitation environments for injured athletes. Evie was also a key researcher in an early intervention protocol that explored the benefits of using running as a form of bilateral movement to reduce stress and increase positive cognitions in a sport trauma group.
When she is not striving to help clients improve their performance, Evie enjoys working on her own sporting pursuits! Sport is an important part of her life and she enjoys training for triathlons, hiking, open water swimming and yoga. She loves cooking, spending time with friends and family, and when feeling brave, loves to sing!