Nic Cao

SPA Associate
021 1079301

Background

Nic is from Auckland and is passionate about sports.  He has a specialised interest in football and tennis and enjoys supporting athletes of all levels.  Nic is a graduate of the University of Auckland Health Psychology programme, and for the last eight years he has supported people in a variety of therapeutic settings.  Nic’s approach is underpinned by compassion and authenticity, and he is trained in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.   

Some of the issues Nic supports people with include: performance anxiety, enhancing motivation and confidence levels, managing expectations and self-criticism, and handling setbacks of all kinds that impact can impact on performance and general health.

Dr Ian Lambie has been instrumental in moving a generation of Auckland and Auckland Aces players forward from a mental skills component over a 10 year plus period of time. Individually and as a collective group including out internationals.

A comment from Sir Richard Hadlee – “at this level it is 80% mental”