Hamish McIntosh

Background

Hamish is a psychologist who acknowledges the inter-related nature of physical and psychological well-being. A graduate of the University of Auckland’s Health Psychology programme, Hamish has worked for the DHB system in inpatient (intensive care unit) and outpatient (chronic pain rehabilitation) settings. Additionally, Hamish works alongside athletes in their pursuit of excellence, inside and outside the sporting arena. 

Hamish has worked alongside national and grassroots sports teams and individually with international as well as up-and-coming athletes. He works across sports and particularly enjoys working with athletes in individual sports, everything from golf, to lawn bowls, to boxing. Individual sports require a specific dedication to training and a special skillset to reach peak performance with no teammates to depend on. Hamish believes that developing the ability to thrive in these conditions is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. Hamish’s experience makes him well suited to supporting injured athletes’ through their rehabilitation as well as those wanting to achieve an optimal level of performance. 

We(NZCPA) have been working with Paula for the past 3 years and found Paula to be extremely professional and effective in dealing with our player’s clinical issues. Paula’s become a key service provider for us over the past 3 years and has an in depth knowledge in her own field but also sport in general.

Sanj Silva - National Personal Development Manager- NZCPA