Sports Psychology – Helen D’Silva

Helen D’Silva       Quals: MA of Psychology (Sport & Exercise), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Small Business Management                                

Sports Psychology: Having a mental game plan is essential not just for the elite athlete, but also for anyone looking to achieve a certain health and fitness goals or achieve long-term change. In elite sport, what separates the likes of Usain Bolt winning against his other 9 opponents at the starting line of the 100m meter sprint final? A fine-tuned pre-performance routine, mental toughness, preparedness and a winning mental rehearsal. Sport psychology strategies have strong impact toward achieving ideal team dynamics, coach-athlete communication and also managing the transition out of sport into the next stage of the life journey. It’s not just for the individual.

Sport psychology strategies are perfectly placed in the work and business environment also, to manage performance anxiety, public and media speaking, win sales and negotiation meetings…the list goes on.

Counselling Approach: Sport psychology is so much more than the common assumption of ‘getting people motivated’. Having worked with men’s waterpolo coaches and triathletes (and their supporting families) at the Queensland Academy of Sport, in addition to having researched attitudes toward fitness testing across the state and territory sport institutes across Australia, as well as being intensely involved at A-Grade level sport (a-grade hockey, badminton and equestrian) most of her life, Helen is adept at applying various strategies in both sport (triathlon, men’s waterpolo, swimming, cycling, running, equestrian and golf) and the corporate world. She looks to empower her group and individual clients with education initially and then coaches them to implement tailored strategies that take their performance beyond levels they originally perceived to be possible.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Helen D’Silva online now!