James Kneller - ATUNE Health Centres  - Performance Psychologist

B. Soc. Sc. (Psych) (Hons), B.A., M. App. Psych. (Sport)

James is a registered psychologist experienced at providing services to adults and adolescents in a variety of settings.

He has an extensive history working in government and private workplaces including social services and occupational rehabilitation along with private practice.

By utilising evidence-based therapy models including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI) and solution-focused strategies he tailors services to each individual client.

He commonly works with issues such as depression, anxiety (across various settings), stress, relationship and communication problems, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, grief and health-related issues such as substance use and motivation for lifestyle changes.

He has a Masters degree in sport and exercise psychology and is constantly fascinated with how to help individuals, coaches and teams get the best out of themselves on a more consistent and repeatable basis. James is currently working on his full endorsement as a Sports Psychologist.

He brings his passion for, and expertise in, performance psychology to helping all his clients achieve their best and to live a life that is more fulfilling and aligned with their goals and values.

As a lifelong asker of the question “why?” he works with clients to understand their situation and then to develop innovative, effective and achievable solutions.

He has a strong belief in the therapeutic relationship’s ability to facilitate change, and as such provides an environment that is safe, supportive and comfortable for clients to achieve desired outcomes.

When he’s not spending time with his son, playing cricket or attempting to improve his golf game then you’ll often find him watching local sports and enjoying the benefits of living in one of the most beautiful places on earth at one of the beaches, the lake or in the vineyards. He’s particularly looking forward to the Knights next season with cautious optimism.