Thrive Psychology

Alan Hely

B.Sc. (University of NSW); M.A. (Sydney University)
Primary Certificate in R.E.T. (Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy)
Grad. Cert. Public Health. (University of Queensland)
Registered Psychologist with A.H.P.R.A.
Full Member Australian Psychological Society

Alan has an extensive background in psychology gained through his experience in applied practical psychology, teaching, research and counselling. Alan’s 30 year career has included a private practice in sport/performance psychology and stress management. Further experience was gained while working with the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service and in corrections psychology where Alan provided individual and group training in anger management, stress management and personal development.

Alan has a particular interest in sport performance psychology and has conducted considerable research within Sport, Exercise and Performance psychology and has developed an expertise in Performance Psychology within a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and skill acquisition framework.

He is currently based in Wagga Wagga.

12 Years in private practice in Sport Psychology in Sydney saw Alan working with an Americas’ Cup Yacht Crew, Olympic Cross Country (Nordic) Skiers, Thredbo Ski School, the Phil Dent Tennis Academy, an "18 Foot" sailing team, South Sydney Rugby League club, professional players in tennis and golf and many others.

Alan’s professional interests in performance psychology and CBT allow him to provide a focused treatment in men’s mental health areas including work, life, stress and personal issues. Teenagers and young adults also benefit through counselling for school, life stress and personal issues.

Through the practice of CBT and its applied disciplines of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Activation Therapy (BAT) and Performance Psychology Alan works within the Thrive Psychology philosophy to assist individuals and groups to develop and work through:

  • Personal issues
  • Men’s mental health
  • Stress
  • Performance
  • PTSD
  • Sport issues – Motivation, confidence, emotional control, concentration, yips, choking
  • Workplace bullying/conflict/stress
  • Highschool and early work years- Anxiety, performance, personal issues/stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Pain management
  • Alcohol, drugs

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