about us

rebecca symes

Rebecca started out on her career with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology later followed by an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology. She is now a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and registered as a practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council. Rebecca is also a British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accreditated sport scientist (psychology) and holds a diploma in NLP as well as being a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. Additionally she has an ECB UKCC1 cricket coaching qualification and is an Assessor for the Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence.

Pieces of paper aside, Rebecca now runs Sporting Success, which has a varied client base and examples of current sporting clients include Surrey County Cricket Club, Archery GB; England and Wales Cricket Board; England Athletics and Fight Science (Professional Mixed Martial Artists). Other sports currently and previously worked in at a professional, international, academy or junior level include rugby, football, swimming, golf, triathlon, gymnastics, hockey, darts, air-pistol shooting, rifle shooting, kick boxing and laser sailing.

Rebecca has presented at conferences and industry events and has previously been a sessional lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University in Applied Sport Psychology and currently provides guest lectures at a number of universities. Rebecca's research area of interest is that of Athletic Identity (the degree to which an individual identifies with the role of an athlete) and in October 2010 her research was presented at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Rhode Island, USA. She also has a strong interest in the psychology of injury, especially in relation to the psychological risk factors for injury.

Before setting up Sporting Success, Rebecca worked in the corporate sector, first at Lloyds TSB, then additionally with specialist B2B market research agencies BPRI, part of the WPP group, and Circle Research Ltd. Currently, Rebecca is an Associate for K2 Performance Systems, helping the corporate world to prepare and perform like elite athletes.

Rebecca also takes a great interest in the local community and is actively involved with the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, which provides practical and emotional support to families caring for a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Rebecca has also been a business mentor for the Princes Trust and been involved with Chance to Shine, a charity dedicated to reintroducing cricket in state schools.

jo davies

Jo began her career at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a First Class Honours BSc Psychology degree. She accrued several years in industry, which included working for LOCOG within the equestrian sport team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A return to academia in 2012 saw Jo undertake an MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology degree at the University of Chichester. Jo is now working toward British Psychological Society Chartership and HCPC Registration.

Jo has provided psychological coaching to clients of varying sporting backgrounds, including equestrian, hockey, rugby, squash, athletics, and cricket. She has experience of working with individuals and teams, and delivering group talks and workshops.

Jo's own sporting background lies in equestrian. As a competitive rider, she represented GB at the university world games (Algeria, 2008) and various international student nations cup events in dressage and showjumping. Having previously worked within the international eventing arena, she appreciates the challenges and pressures that the competitive stage can bring. However her passion for supporting athletes and exercisers in achieving their potential spans all sports.

Rebecca Symes
Rebecca Symes

Jo Davies
Jo Davies