Sports Psychology

Providing evidence based sports psychology services to enhance performance.

Sports psychology is used to help individuals achieve a better, more consistent or more refined approach to achieving their goals.

Sports psychology, also described as performance psychology, can assist individuals ranging from professional athletes, coaches and trainers, to amateur sportspersons and people engaged in recreational sports. Performance psychology also extends to artists such as musicians to address the psychological features of performance. Performance psychology can be beneficial for individuals, teams, coaching, and management staff.

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Sports psychology is the study of how psychological factors can influence performance across all aspects of sport and performance, including training and adherence to training plans, achieving balanced nutrition, teamwork, self-discipline, addressing burnout, goal setting, endurance and motivation.

Our psychologists can help with many aspects of sport and performance, including:

Maximising performance from a psychological perspective

Maintaining consistency of performance

Addressing performance anxiety and stress management

Management of additional life stressors and anxiety

Developing balanced coaching styles

Breaking unhelpful patterns

Team building and teamwork

Communication skills and conflict resolution

Dealing with sports injuries and with post-injury rehabilitation

Post-performance debriefing

Goal setting

Balancing sport and family life, study or employment

Career transitions

Coping with loss


Debriefing and program evaluation

Health and wellness coaching

Maintaining motivation

Concentration and mental preparation

Visualisation, imagery and mental rehearsal

What to expect

Our psychologists will work with you to identify your goals to improve your performance.

We will assist you with tailored psychological strategies specific to your needs to achieve and maintain these goals and to continue to improve your performance. We can also help you to balance competing demands to maximise your potential both on and off the sporting field.

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Steps you can take

Contact us at Strategic Psychology via phone, email or drop in to our office if you would like to make an appointment to see one of our psychologists to begin your journey to achieve a better and more consistent approach to achieving your goals. No referral is needed to make an appointment.