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Mark Simpson

Performance Psychologist

BSc(Hons)Psych MSc Sports Psych MSc Sport Science MAPS

Mark is a performance psychologist with years of experience as a professional and dual career athlete. Having played professional table tennis in France, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, Mark understands the pressures of both individual and team competitive sport.

Mark works well with players, coaches and managers to deliver a healthy and happy form of high performance. His special interests lie in: effective training, performance preparation, emotional regulation and dealing with anxiety and career transition, instigating healthier lifestyles.

Mark has experience in both sport and general counselling settings. He has worked with international, professional athletes and teams from both individual and team sports through to hobby athletes and “everyday” people looking to live more healthily. He believes that psychological support is most effective when it works both on a practical and cognitive level, giving strategies to cope with difficulties in the short term while working on a longer-term improvement. He uses evidence-based therapies and strategies, most commonly Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and looks to adapt these to fit the individual.


Mark offers online consultations only.  In order to book an appointment with Mark, please email



Mark is a fully registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, is a Medicare Australia approved service provider and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar for the European Masters of Sport and Exercise Psychology programme alongside a Bachelors' degree in Psychology.

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