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Tomas Tapper performance psychologist

Tomas Tapper

Performance Psychologist & ACT Coach
(Sport & Exercise Psychology Registrar, MPsych, MAPS)

Tomas works at the individual, team, and organisational levels to achieve optimal performance results. Having been an elite athlete through his adolescence, followed by a coaching career spanning more than a decade, his research and expertise is in examining coach-athlete relationships and collaborative methods for meeting peak performance. As the Performance Psychologist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team, Tomas has also supported athletes, coaches and parents in preparation and competition for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and World Championships in Canada in 2018.

Tomas’ approach includes mental skills training through one to one work, team building, and group workshops. His facilitation style is considered dynamic, engaging, and energising with a focus on practical use.

Considered an expert in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) and Mindfulness Tomas uses these techniques as a base for working with junior and elite athletes in sports such as swimming, rock climbing, sailing, tennis, hockey, and water polo. He also works with mental skills training in the fields of performing arts, general exercise, mental health and well-being. He is highly praised for his ability to help clients in developing self-awareness, increased motivation, improved team dynamics, and discovering individual tools for recovery. With an extensive background in working with clients from varied cultures at home and overseas, from childhood through to the golden years, he knows that no two individuals or teams are alike and is dedicated to helping clients tap into their performance potential at any stage of their life or career. 


Davina Tapper

Counsellor & ACT Coach, Facilitator, Yoga Instructor

Davina has worked in mental health for two decades, with a primary focus on child & adolescent development and resilience building, as well as parenting and family support. Coming from a background in psychology and behaviour therapy, Davina integrates practical aspects of well-being in line with using self-compassion and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has also worked extensively in tele-health (telephone and online chat) with strengths-based practices as a counsellor for Beyond Blue for 9 years. As a registered yoga instructor, she brings her passion for supporting psychological flexibility into a movement practice for physical flexibility and strength. Her personal experience with post-traumatic growth after several serious traumas is known for adding a unique inspiration for yoga students in developing and discovering tools for healthy recovery in every day life events. Her goal with any client is to support them in reaching their individual potential, connect to personal values and strengthen resilience when it comes to the negative impact stress, depression, and anxiety has on them.

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