BSocSc Psych Hons and MPsych (Sport & Exercise)
Kai has been drawn to the performance and sporting space for as long as he can remember. An introduction to the mental side of performance, learning about sport psychology in high school PE class helped realise a career pathway.
Kai’s research and expert knowledge has been motivated by a commitment to understanding the key aspects to performance. He feels that the mental side of performance is just as important as the physical, tactical, and technical elements. Also that performance psychology is not just for professional athletes, but also useful for those looking to improve in work, relationships, or their weekend sporting endeavours with mates.
Kai works with individual athletes, ranging from developing to elite level. He has extensive experience working with athletes who have a disability, including athletes with vision impairments. He is devoted to assisting individuals achieve their goals, and does not believe in a one-size fits all approach. Simply put, he assists people in managing internal and external distractions, to be free to focus on the right thing, at the right time, to maximise performance.
People in and outside of the sporting environment, benefit from working with Kai, to enhance their quality of life and overcome difficult situations. He is also experienced in assisting individuals experiencing chronic pain and difficulties associated with injury.
Teams and corporations gain from Kai’s involvement. He has valuable insights to offer from ongoing experiences consulting with teams on the road at international tournaments and world cups. Working alongside coaches and support staff, he is instrumental in the development of key psychological skills within the group.
Kai completed a Master of Applied Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at The University of Queensland and is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. He has been a representative on the Queensland and National boards of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychology with the Australian Psychological Society.
Kai describes his approach as eclectic, and draws on many different types of therapy and resources, such as self-determination theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. He believes in keeping things simple and practical. He prides himself on being able to adapt his skillset to suit the client, whether an individual, team, or corporation.