Coaching

At Integrative Psychology we offer sports related coaching with a difference. Our sports coaching approach is lead by Tra-ill Dowie, a former professional athlete, who competed at a national and international level in combat sports. Mr Dowie has also coached many successful combat athletes. Through his extensive experience Mr Dowie understands not just the demands of high level competition but also the mindset that drives the athlete. At Integrative Psychology our psychologically focused sport coaching involves using theory and research in psychology and related fields in order to allow individuals and teams to increase performance and satisfaction in a board range of endeavors. At Integrative Psychology we can provide a wide range of support and assistance.Including performance support and helping athletes with matters such as:

Management of Anxiety in competition:

This can assist athletes who have difficulty regulating central nervous system activation and arousal in stressful settings.

Attention and Concentration Control:

Mental intensity and concentration is a hallmark of all great athletes. Attention and concentration skills can create strong gains in performance for athletes who struggle to maintain focus or need to expand awareness.

Communication:

The relationship between teammates and coaching staff is often an under examined element to athletic performance. Communication can improve group cohesion and individual relationships, trust and understanding.

Goal Setting:

Goal setting a skill commonly employed to enhance motivation, and direct focus and attention on the aspects of performance that are most in need of improvement. Whilst being extremely useful this is often under utilised by athletes and coaching staff.

Imagery, Visualization, Mental Practice:

Mental practice allows for athletes to work through competition and performance by utilising imaginary to generate practice effects through psychological repetition.

Holistic and integrative aspects of athletic pursuits:

Sometimes in athletic pursuits people can experience non-ordinary states and anomalous events. Such experiences often require some room for discussion and normalisation.

Post Injury Depression:

A consequence of serious competition can be serious or career ending injury. A normal part of dealing with such injuries is the psychological distress and difficulty that can often follow. At integrative Psychology we can support you through this difficult time.

Grief and Loss of Career and Identity:

Grief and loss can be a common experience following the end of one’s sporting career. Seeking assistance can help with the adjustment to a new career and in establishing a new found sense of identity.

Counselling

We prioritise the use of effective psychological therapies in the context of a quality therapeutic relationship.

The relationship between you and the therapist involves being supported in an alliance focused on your healing and growth. The therapeutic relationship allows for the direct experience of a healthy relationship that promotes self-inquiry and exploration in a non-judgmental manner. The therapeutic relationship promotes self-understanding and relationship skills such as healthy boundary setting, assertion, self-esteem, and the capacity to give and receive care, while addressing the specific issues you wish to resolve.

At Integrative Psychology we provide counseling services for a wide range of issues including but not limited to:


Feel free to contact us if you have a particular request or issue you would like help with and we will do our best to match you with the right psychologist.

Family counselling (otherwise known as Family Therapy) involves a number of family members together attending counselling to address a range of issues, which can often be long standing. Family therapy can be directed at assisting a family to clarify and better manage relationships amongst family members as well as assisting families in dealing with major changes or distressing circumstances or events, such as grief and loss or mental or physical illness. Dealing with past family based trauma can also be a focus.

As with all therapies a counsellor is there to assist the individual, couple or family to gain their own clarity about a situation and develop better ways of managing that situation. The counsellor is not there to guide the individual or family members toward values or beliefs personally held by the counsellor. Counselling is non-judgemental and respectful at all times.

At Integrative Psychology our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches to assist with a range of relationships.

Group therapy can be a very effective way of overcoming feelings of isolation and hopelessness while facilitating change in a relatively short duration of time. Group therapy can differ according to length, size of group and criteria for inclusion. Groups may also differ in the degree of group participation required; generally therapeutic groups require greater group participation than psycho-education seminars and workshops. If you have any concerns about group participation please discuss these with the nominated contact person for the group you are considering, prior to registering for that group program.

Group programs available at Integrative Psychology:

  • Love more, fight less- group therapy for groups
  • Self-esteem, confidence and assertion
  • Life after an eating disorder
  • Interpersonal group psychotherapy