Daniel Dillon

Daniel Dillon2019-05-24T04:41:55+00:00

About Daniel

Daniel Dillon is a current member of Melbourne United NBL championship basketball team. Daniel is an experienced Sports mentor and life coach. He has played professional basketball in the NBA Summer League and in several countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East and back home in Australia. Daniel’s goal now is to share and implement the wealth of knowledge and experiences that he’s accumulated over his 10 years+ career. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaching minds in the world and is dedicated to share these experiences so that he can help others to achieve their sporting goals and their life goals.

Daniel Dillon has recently signed with Paris Basketball, a French professional basketball club based in Paris, France. Daniel is on leave overseas till 2019.

His Approach

Daniel can assist clients with an approach he calls “Becoming a Champion”. This involves strategies for:

  • Overcoming failure
  • Becoming your champion self again
  • Handling long term and short term sports injuries
  • Sports nutrition
  • Dealing with highs and lows
  • Resilience
  • Being “in the moment”

The goals of this approach are to make the clients confident and assertive in sports; better team players; and better in their day to day lives. Building their self-esteem and communication skills.

Issues he can help with

  • Sports mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Coaching & sports training guidance
  • Tailored sports guidance program working alongside People Psychology Sports Psychologists
  • Personal well-being
  • Fulfilling your potential
  • Overcoming inner conflicts
  • Discovering your passion
  • Identifying your talents and abilities
  • Finding your motivation and drive again
  • Clarifying your direction
  • Planning and achieving your goals
  • Finding meaning and purpose in your current or a new career
  • Greater confidence (in your personal and/or professional life)
  • Feeling happier
  • Team development and training
  • Self-empowerment and life skill development
  • Leadership development
  • Becoming more influential
  • Personal growth and development
  • Career and goal assessments that are realigned with your values
  • Making good decisions, then backing yourself up
  • Becoming a leader


Daniel Dillon has over 10 years’ experience as an NBL/International Professional Basketball Player. He is a current member of Melbourne United NBL championship basketball team. Daniel is an experienced Sports mentor and life coach. He can provide you with stand-alone sports guidance and life coaching and can assist as part of an overall tailored program with People Psychology sports psychologists.


  • Bachelor of Arts In Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Arizona
  • Diploma of Nutrition

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T09:56:40+00:00

Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.

It’s perfectly normal for individuals, families, couples and individuals to seek counselling in order to assess and solve various problems and issues they encounter everyday. Expressing becomes easier for clients because the counsellor is not part of their personal life. Not to mention, since everything said in sessions is confidential, clients have the freedom to express themselves openly.

It is important to understand, however, that a counsellor does not tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you are willing to commit to.

Similar to how weight lifters in the gym will gain more progress with the help of a personal trainer, those who try counselling may find themselves moving forward in their lives much more comfortably with guidance. With the help of counsellors, we can gain a better understanding of the various relationships and situations that we experience and encounter throughout our lives.

What is a psychologist?2018-10-12T09:57:33+00:00

Psychologists are by training those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior. They require four (4) years of basic university training, and two more years in internships and specialisations. As such, psychologists are trained in a wide variety of psychological therapies. They are capable of collaborating with psychiatrists and doctors as needed, given their clients know and consent to these methods.

Do your psychologists write psychological reports?2018-10-12T09:58:19+00:00

Should it be required, we can write psychological reports for instances such as TACs, Work Cover, and court proceedings. These reports are charged separately, and in addition to our psychological consultations.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T09:58:59+00:00

Absolutely! Everything you say and express will be confidential and private. The only exceptions to this situation is if you may be at risk of harming others and yourself, or when the law subpoenas your file.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-12T09:59:43+00:00

There’s nothing to prepare for if you’re on your way to your first session. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means much of your first session will be about you trying to describe the problem you’re facing and why it led you to seek psychological counselling. Should you feel lost, psychologists are there to ask questions and help you on your way – with questions regarding when the problem started, what you hope to gain from the session, and what motivated you to seek help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T10:00:28+00:00

Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for just a few sessions while others come regularly. You are in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you are free to resume them at any point in the future. This is an option people may take when problems appear given counselling is an easy way for them to access mentors. It’s much easier when you tackle your problems with the same counsellor as this is someone who knows you very well.

What are your opening hours?2018-10-12T10:01:13+00:00

Our opening hours are 9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-12T10:01:55+00:00

Our rates fall in the middle ground when compared with the rates of a full range of psychological practices. For details on our pricing, phone us at People Psychology Brighton on 03 9133 0996.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2019-02-20T01:43:02+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T10:03:28+00:00

We can process relevant cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your savings account.

What type of counselling and therapy do you use?2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00

Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.

These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.