As one of Australia's most progressive performance psychologists, Daniel is committed to assisting athletes fulfil their potential through cultivating a performance mindset that stands up to the rigours of elite sport.

Daniel works in performance everyday, and understands the pressures and opportunities that occur in these intense, unique environments. He is well positioned to help athletes perform in moments that matter; bringing their attention, energy, and commitment to actions inline with performance.

Daniel combines up-to-date neuroscience and psychology with performance strategies used by the most successful athletes and coaches and delivers this in an energetic, creative and easily digestible way.

Some of Daniel's success with his clients have included: Olympic qualifications, World Championship medals, WTA tour titles, world records, national titles and executive/high performance job attainment.

Daniel is currently:

  • Director of The Performance and Sport Psychology Clinic (2011-current)
  • Performance Psychology Lead at the Victorian Institute of Sport (2020-current)
  • Shooting Australia Psychologist (2020-current)
  • Golf Australia Psychologist (2019-current)
  • Performance Psychologist at the North Melbourne Football Club (2021-current)
  • Chief Content Creator at Arete - A mental health and well-being virtual coaching platform (2019-current)
  • AIS Sport Psychology Network Supervisor (2020-current)

He also consults to elite tennis players, Olympians, pro boxers, professional footballers, AFL players, coaches, executives and medical professionals. He also conducts workshops on leadership, mindfulness, performance, and engagement to a number of multinational companies.

Finn Mcasey

MAPPPSYCH (SPORT and exercise),MAPS.

Finn graduated with his Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) from the University of Queensland and is extremely passionate about assisting people in achieving their goals and pursuits – whether it be in sport, or other areas such as work, study, or life generally.

Finn loves working within the sports psychology field and has experience working with athletes and coaches engaged in casual to elite competition across a variety of sports including tennis, soccer, volleyball and gymnastics to name a few. Finn also has great interest in AFL, basketball and cricket and has previous experience playing, coaching and conducting research across these sports.

Finn prides himself on being a warm and empathetic practitioner who endeavours to support those he works with to feel heard, understood and empowered. Through utilising evidence-based therapeutic approaches and psychological skills, Finn strives to help his clients lead satisfying and rewarding lives, and also achieve and perform at their highest level.

Julia shanahan


JuliaShanahanJulia is a registered psychologist with an interest in sport and performance psychology. She also specialises in eating disorder treatment, and has a background in working in child and adolescent psychology. Across her practice, Julia has worked with high performers, high achievers and those pursuing sporting, creative or professional success.

Clinically, Julia has trained in a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT and CBT-E), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based therapies. Julia is passionate about helping individuals who are wanting to achieve their best, and she offers a holistic approach which is client-centred and collaborative.

Julia has experience working with adolescents and adults with concerns about anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, body image concerns, and general wellbeing. She is also passionate about helping individuals to achieve their goals, helping them cope with pressure and manage their mindset, through using evidence based techniques.

Julia has presented in schools about the impact of stress on performance, and provides practical strategies which anyone can implement. She has also worked with organisations on improving their employee engagement and culture, knowing the importance that the team environment has on overall success.

Bree Van Ryswyk

Bree is a Performance Psychologist who is trained Clinically. Bree adopts an empathic, holistic approach to help her clients. Tailoring interventions based on athletes goals and level , Bree draws on evidence based treatments for performance such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness based interventions.

Bree is passionate about working with performers, helping them to develop the tools to allow them to free up, live meaningful lives whilst performing at their best. Bree has worked in sport settings with teams and individuals and is currently working with Melbourne High football team and the AFL Tackle Your Feelings program.


 Some of our REcent Performance related PD

Our passion and commitment in maximising your performance ensures we continually develop our skills using cutting edge evidence based science. As well as having Masters degrees in Applied Psychology (Sport and Exercise) we have engaged in the following professional development

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Leaders in Sport
  • Neuroscience of Anxiety
  • Acceptance and Mindfulness for Peak Performance
  • Exposure Therapy Strategies
  • Advanced Pain Managment in Practice
  • Schema Therapy
  • Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • European Sports Psychology Conference & Australian Government Winning Edge Conference