"The only limits we have for tomorrow are the doubts we have today." - Pittacus Lore
APSA Accredited Coach
Bachelor of Psychology
Full Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency PSY0001891536
Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
SIRA Approved Provider
Accredited with the Australian Professional Skaters' Association as a Qualified Coach
Mark founded Winning Edge Psychology as a means of supporting athletes through the constant challenges of being elite performers. This included assisting in their training, communication with others, attitude, overcoming setbacks, management of their anxiety, balancing work, athletic career and everyday life as well as dealing with the vast array of emotions and thoughts that exist within these areas.
Mark's ultimate goal however was to build acceptance in others, the acceptance of factors beyond their control whilst teaching individuals how to focus on the factors that are within their control. Winning Edge Psychology seeks to facilitate personal growth and change towards becoming the best version of yourself.
The psychology behind elite performance has been an important area for Mark. He has represented Australia at three World Championships in the sport of Figure Skating. He has been a National Champion and has experienced the many hardships that accompany sport including de-selection, injury, rehabilitation, balancing the demands of life outside of sport and learning how to accept and overcome the defeats that accompany performance. Mark continues to compete competitively at an international level alongside coaching his sport and providing psychological services as part of Private Practice.
Mark has been working in the field of psychology for three years. As part of his provisional experience Mark worked under the guidance of one of Australia's most renown Sport Psychologists and conducted seminars to sporting bodies and their athletes on techniques for improving performance. Mark also gained clinical experience by working in the areas of early childhood, neurodevelopmental disorders, youth counselling and family therapies with a specific focus on difficult behaviours. Mark is also employed by Western Sydney University and the Australian Catholic University as a tutorial teacher in the fields of psychology and sport and exercise science respectively.
Mark currently offers services in a range of fields including depression, anxiety and family therapies. Special interests include performance psychology and video game / technology addiction. Mark offers a client centred approach to treatment working on the goals that are most important for their health and personal growth. Common therapeutic interventions used by Mark include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Behavioural Analysis and Support, Mindfulness Strategies, Relaxation Training and Imagery. Mark employs various techniques tailored to each individual.
Master of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Provisional Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency PSY0002164524
Monica is a Provisional Psychologist completing her sixth year of professional training.
During her provisional experience, Monica has gained experience counselling individuals with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as domestic violence cases. Monica has also gained provisional experience providing rehabilitation services to workers who have experienced workplace mental health trauma.
In addition to this, Monica has received training as an Applied Behaviour Analysis therapist and provided therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Monica has experience delivering Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation to patients presenting with depression and anxiety. In this role, Monica also worked with patients with co-morbid post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder, among others.
Monica currently does volunteer work with Family Drug Support.
Monica has expressed an interest working with young children and adolescents, as well as woking with families. Common interventions used by Monica include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioural Analysis, and Mindfulness Strategies.