Rachel Jones

About Rachel Jones

Psychology

Rachel is an endorsed Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Director of Lift High Performance Consultants. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Queensland Chair of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists. She is passionate about helping people of all ages and performance levels to reach their performance potential in sport, exercise, medicine, performing arts, academia, business and everyday life.

Rachel has a background in sport and exercise science, and has held roles in strength and conditioning, athlete welfare, tactical training and sports rehabilitation assessment and management, giving her an additional perspective to bring to her sport psychology work and a special interest in injury rehabilitation and pain management. Rachel has also completed Clinical Cognitive Neuropractitioner training and is a Certified PR-6 Brain-Based Resilience Coach.

Rachel has experience working with elite athletes from Australian teams and organisations including Super Rugby, NRL, Wallabies, Queensland Jockeys’ Association, Racing Queensland, Goalball Queensland, Swimming Australia, World Surf League, Athletics Australia, Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia, Australian Institute of Sport and more. She is currently a part of the National Sport Psychology Provider Network for Table Tennis Australia and the AFL Players’ Association, and is head sport psychologist for Australian Paracanoe.

Rachel specialises in working with multidisciplinary teams to get the best performance and health and wellbeing outcomes for performers. She also has experience managing critical incidents in sport and has a special interest in mental toughness, coach development, athlete and performer welfare, mental health, injury rehabilitation, athlete career transitions, and helping athletes to reach the elite level in their sport. Rachel is a regular contributor to a number of sporting magazines and provides expert commentary on sport psychology topics on radio and online mediums.