Sports & Health Psychology

Sports Psychology is an interdisciplinary science that uses psychological knowledge and insights to enhance performance and overall well being in athletes.

At Ascending Psychology, we are passionate about the health and well being of our local and national athletes. We understand the huge commitments that are often made by individuals and families, and the pressure that can create. We also appreciate that with the wins, successes and rewards come disappointments, injuries and mistakes. Without the right support and mentoring, this can create space for doubt and anxiety. These two emotions alone have the capacity to destroy confidence and shatter dreams.

If we leave these emotional difficulties and insecurities unaddressed, they can fester into bigger issues and problems down the track. This can have major effects on performance, motivation and resilience. Research indicates that when we become emotionally stuck, it increases our risk of injury and prolongs our recovery times. This can be devastatingly frustrating, especially if you have spent months or even years training for an event. In such a situation, it’s important to address the underlying issues because positive thinking is simply ineffective.

Individual Mentoring and performance coaching

Individual Mentoring

With the help of your own personal Psychologist, you can work on strategies to enhance your confidence and performance within your chosen discipline. You can also explore your mindset and approach to training, develop healthy attitudes towards your body and work on rapid injury recovery. This can be critical if you are trying to recover from mental health difficulties or emotional trauma.

Team building and strategies for improved performance

Team Strategies

Request the support of a Sport’s Psychologist to develop a positive team culture that fosters resilience and cohesiveness. This might be necessary if there have been major changes in squads, coaching or management or if there has been political tensions in clubs.



Enquire about our workshops designed for management, coaches and players that aim to address performance, resilience, and healthy rituals that improve performance and focus.

“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

Paul “Bear” Bryant

More About Our Team

Mr Jackson Hill is passionate about the field of Sport Psychology. As part of this, he has witnessed and researched unhelpful mindsets and the impacts they can have on performance and motivation. He has also studied healthy alternatives that increase resilience in both athletes and teams. This includes the practices of self-compassion and mindfulness to overcome perfectionism, doubt and performance anxiety.

Jackson has a strong relationship with the Gold Coast Academy of Sport and routinely works alongside individual athletes and teams to develop solid strategies for growth and success. He also facilitates workshops and training on various topics related to performance and motivation.


Individual Session $150.00* (45 minute appointment)

Block of 3 Individual Sessions $390.00*

Workshops for small groups $250.00 per hour

Workshops for large groups $420.00 per hour

*Rebate available with a Mental Health Care Plan that has been completed by a General Practitioner

Let’s build something together.

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