LIFT HIGH PERFORMANCE

Sports Psychology

Rachel Jones – Director

Qualifications

Rachel has a background in sport and exercise science, and has held roles in strength and conditioning, athlete welfare, tactical training and sports rehabilitation assessment and management, giving her an additional perspective to bring to her sport psychology work and a special interest in injury rehabilitation and pain management.

Rachel is an endorsed Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Director of Lift High Performance Consultants. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Queensland Chair of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists.

Experience

Rachel has experience working with elite athletes from Australian teams and organisations including Super Rugby, NRL, Wallabies, Queensland Jockeys’ Association, Racing Queensland, Goalball Queensland, World Surf League, Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia, Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport and more.

She is currently a part of the National Sport Psychology Provider Network for Athletics Australia, Swimming Australia, Table Tennis Australia, the Australian Paracanoe Team and the AFL Players’ Association.

Approach

Rachel specialises in working with multidisciplinary teams to get the best performance and health and wellbeing outcomes for performers. She also has experience managing critical incidents in sport and has a special interest in mental toughness, coach development, athlete and performer welfare, mental health, injury rehabilitation, athlete career transitions, and helping athletes to reach the elite level in their sport.

She is passionate about helping people of all ages and performance levels to reach their performance potential in sport, exercise, medicine, performing arts, academia, business and everyday life.

Cameron Gyss – Performance Psychologist

Qualifications and Experience

Cameron is a Performance Psychologist with a background in sport and performance. He has experience working with professional and amateur athletes and coaches across a range of performance contexts, including basketball, soccer, AFL and many other sports. He also works as an injury management consultant and has a special interest in injury rehabilitation and pain management.

Approach

Cameron is passionate about helping others overcome their unique obstacles and live flexible, and fulfilling lives. He uses a warm and collaborative approach to help his clients develop more adaptive behaviors, and aims at using clients’ values to guide, motivate and inspire change.

He believes in holistic approach to the performance and that of the well being off field is just as important as their performance on it. He has worked with athletes, coaches, teams and sporting organisation to both enhance performance and improve well being.

Cameron’s practice is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Positive Psychology.

When he is not working Cameron enjoys keeping fit through playing basketball, yoga, travelling, as well as spending time with his family and friends.