Working with individual athletes and teams, our ultimate aim is to enhance both performance and overall well-being.
Sports psychology is much more than just giving you a set of mental tools and techniques. It's about self-awareness and personal growth - developing as a person, as well as an athlete.
As qualified Sport Psychologists, we'll help you understand how you think, feel and behave, and how this affects the way you perform. Being aware of your mental state when you're performing well makes it easier to keep succeeding; equally, when you're performing less well, you can identify possible causes more quickly, allowing a faster return to form.
We aim to build long-term relationships with clients, as knowledge and trust are essential to getting the best from people. We also look to work in a proactive way as psychology is not just here to solve a problem; it can and should be used to propel those athletes who are already performing to a high standard as well as helping those athletes who are struggling with performance lapses.
Whatever your sporting goals, examples of areas we can help you with include:
- Confidence and self-belief
- Preparation (e.g. pre-competition, pre-shot/pre-delivery routines)
- Identifying and understanding your ideal performance state
- Focus and concentration
- Emotional control
- Dealing with pressure
- Coping with success and failure
- Recovering from injury
- Understanding relationships – with coaches; team mates; competitors
- Understanding yourself, the person as well as the athlete
We take an integrated approach, working with individuals and the whole team including the coaching staff and other sports science and medicine professionals in areas including:
- Understanding individual roles and responsibilities within the team
- Appreciating individual differences and group strengths (personality styles)
- Identifying and making use of team vision
- Communicating effectively and working together for performance
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
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