Australia-Wide Online Sports Psychologists

We are Sport Psychologists who specialise in providing sport and performance psychology to athletes and performers across sport, performing arts, and military environments to clients all over Australia. We use online psychology methods to not only allow access for those in regional and rural areas but it also takes the hassles and inconvenience out of getting to an appointment in a capital city.

How Does Online Psychology Work?

Your appointment will be conducted just like a face-to-face session in that you will be able to see, hear and interact with your psychologist ‘virtually’ for the length of the session. We prefer Zoom video conferencing – as you do not need an account and we can just send you a simple link to follow to start the video chat straight away. Read more about how our online psychology works here.

  • We have conducted sessions for clients all over Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle, Canberra, Hobart and more
  • Online psychology is particularly useful for our rural clients

Introductory Video & About Us

Below is a short video (about 70 seconds) with Shayne Hanks that summarizes who we are and what we do at Performance Boost. Shayne has also featured in the national media, which you can view at the bottom of this page.



About Shayne Hanks

Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Shayne is available nationally and internationally via video conferencing.

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Shayne is the founder and director of Performance Boost and lives in Western Australia. Shayne also works regionally, nationally, and internationally with athletes and performers via video conferencing (Zoom). He has provided an extensive range of sport, exercise, and performance psychology services over the last 25 years.

Shayne has worked with professional athletes from the AFL, state and national cricket teams, the National Rugby League, the National Basketball League, the National Soccer League, National Rugby Union and many others. He also has a special interest in golf and has worked with professionals across the PGA, the Asian Tour, the European Challenge Tour and European Tour.

He has also worked with elite amateur athletes from the WA Institute of Sport, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Victorian Institute of Sport and many other regional academies of sport. Shayne has worked with elite athletes from triathlon, swimming, rowing, tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, basketball, netball, and just about every sport imaginable.

Shayne has also assisted dancers, performing artists, and musicians to cope more effectively with the pressures of performing in front of audiences, when performing for auditions, and for performance in important exams.

Shayne also has extensive experience in the corporate world providing management consulting and executive coaching. He has also worked with the Royal Australian Navy Reserve as a psychologist and executive coach and as a Performance Psychologist with the RAAF working with trainee Fast Jet Pilots and Instructors.


  • Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority
  • Psychology Board of Australia – Specialist Endorsement: Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Former Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Former Member and Former Chair of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychology (CoSEP)


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Psychology
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Sport & Exercise


Shayne In The Media



Get In Touch Today!

We offer convenient online appointments to anyone across Australia and internationally. If you have an enquiry relating to sport psychology, executive coaching or anything else please contact Shayne Hanks using the form below, or alternatively, you can call Shayne on 0416 088 559 or email

Our online sports psychologists work convenient and flexible hours. We are based in Western Australia allowing us to offer evening and night time appointments to the East Coast of Australia. We will try our best to accommodate your preferred day/time. We will endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours, and look forward to helping you!