Dr Lyndel Abbott

Lyndel is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in both clinical and sport settings.
Lyndel combines an interest in sport with her expertise in clinical psychology to provide a unique approach to her clients. Lyndel was responsible for the delivery of counselling services for residential athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport, and contributed to the development of the only National Counselling Service established at AIS. She has delivered mental health services and travelled internationally with national sport teams, and has developed the first research initiative in athletes’ experience of homesickness. Lyndel was appointed to the Headquarters Psychology Team for the Australian Olympic Team in London 2012, providing services at the recovery centre, and was the Lead Psychologist for the Australian Olympic Team in Rio, 2016.
Lyndel completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at the University of New South Wales and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science at the University of Sydney. Clinically, Lyndel has worked in various clinics and settings that focus on drug and alcohol recovery, eating disorders, mood, anxiety and personality disorders and general clinical services.¬†Lyndel’s areas of expertise are: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, drug and alcohol misuse/abuse, perfectionism, procrastination, self-esteem, transition/adjustment, coping with injury, body image and enhancing overall mental health and well-being.
Lyndel is based in Sydney.