gmt psychology


Peter Trask of GMT Psychology

Peter Trask - Sunshine Coast Performance Psychologist As a registered psychologist since 2007, I have operated a private practice as a general psychologist in Bendigo, Central Victoria, between March 2009 and March 2018. During that same time, I have provided psychological services through southern central NSW, Echuca Victoria, and since 2011, part time services with the EWHS organisation in north central Victoria. My part-time role with EWHS is completed in early April 2018.

Now, for family and lifestyle reasons, I am relocating to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, to resume self-employment there around August 2018, after an extended holiday. I am very excited to re-launch my career in Queensland and to provide many new services, including group work, small business consulting, and more. My mainstream clinical work will also continue, but with a renewed focus using new methodologies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and approaching mental health from a performance and wellness (positive) psychology perspective.

My first career involved more than two decades in Information Technology. This considerable background in corporate and management culture, provides for a natural extension of my services into the business community, via workshops in management coaching and training, primarily aimed at small business.

Meantime, sport has been a constant in my life. Initially, as a competitor and spectator; then as a coach and administrator; and later in the areas of management, training, and business. More recently, my qualifications as a psychologist have been applied to assist in guiding and facilitating individuals and teams to apply positive and performance psychology principles to achieve their competitive aims. For me, there is a natural integration and convergence of sport or performance concepts, psychology, coaching, management, and well-being.

Sport psychology is increasingly a focus within my practice. Nevertheless, sport psychology can be usefully considered more broadly as 'performance psychology', and so be readily applied to every aspect of one's personal, leisure, and working life. My focus and experience is in introducing people to the specific mental skills derived from sport and coaching models, and to demonstrate how these concepts can be applied by individuals and groups in the wider community to achieve their specific aims. The benefits are many: encouraging physical, mental and spiritual wellness, optimising sporting and business success, and promoting personal happiness.