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Sport performance

Support from someone who knows your sport

Working on the side of sport psychology has been increasingly recognised as being an important part of achieving peak performance. For many years people have known how important it is, but surprisingly were still relatively slow in working on this area.

Read any sporting book from over the years regarding the technical side and there will be some mention of the importance of the way you think and the psychological. However for many sports this has only recently been put into practice, where competitors strive to strengthen their minds in a bid to increase their ability.

Around 20 years ago while working within clinical settings such as GP centres and Hospitals, with those struggling with serious anxiety, depression, addiction and confidence issues I knew that the skills I was trained and qualified to use would transfer seamlessly into sport.

While considering my own interest within sport and coaching knowledge my view is that a sports person wants to be able to concentrate upon performing to the best of their ability with as a clear and calm mind as possible, so I created and developed a number of techniques and a unique way of working to make this feel as natural and as simple as possible, which in turn made the tools easier to use when under immense perceived pressure.

Unlike many methods I never felt that providing someone with another list of things to remember and do while trying to compete was helpful so my focus was helping a competitor to build upon more natural element's that they already have allowing them to concentrate and fully focus on what they really need to.

  

The main foundations of how I work are based upon cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), solution focused therapy and person centred counselling.

On top of these I also use a vast mixture of other therapies and techniques that are all about supporting a person to discover ways to find the answer to the issues and situations they are faced with. Meaning that in the heat of competition the competitor has the confidence and calmness to use the tools we have put in place and to follow their reliable pathway to success.

Since 2004 I have used and continued to develop this method of working with fantastic results and have a proven track record in a large number of sports with people of differencing abilities. No matter the sport you compete within I can help you to achieve your goals, gain that winning edge and compete to the top of your ability.

I supply everyone I work with their own personal folder which contains work sheets moulded to their specific needs which are discussed within our free initial assessment. This not only helps us to visually work through issues as well as verbally, but also provides a permanent reference that the person I’m working with can use as a reminder of how far they have come, the tools to use in different situations and their plan and pathway to follow for the future.

We not only work on the areas of your sport but where possible you as a whole, as outside influences even if not conscious of them can greatly affect performance.

I pride myself in the way that I work , the results it has provided to many in sport and my professionalism around confidentiality and integrity and gain my excitement and sense of achievement by seeing you accomplish your ambitions and goals.