my sports psychology experience
Voted ‘Best Sports and Business Coaching Service 2020’ North West England (SME News)
I studied for my MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University and BSc (Hons) Psychology at the Open University. I am fully trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a probationary sport and exercise scientist (specialising in psychology).
I aim to help athletes reach their full potential in life.
As a probationary sport and exercise scientist (specialising in psychology), I can help you to improve your mental skills and performance. I have experience with professional and amateur athletes from multiple disciplines including tennis (expert), football, boxing, darts and golf. If you feel that sports psychology would help you take your sport to the next level, please get in touch.
All sports welcome including…
- Pole Vault
- Motor Racing
GETTING A HEAD OF THE GAME
- Do you ever choke under pressure?
- Are you lacking in motivation?
- Is your anxiety impacting on your performance?
- Lacking in confidence?
- Coming back from injury?
- Do you need to improve your focus?
- Need help with goals?
- Struggling during lockdown?
Mental Health Support
Athletes who require mental health support, especially during lockdown and Covid-19 can contact me today for psychological support. Athletes may find themselves struggling with motivation to train, missing competition or struggling with a lack of structure.
Are you struggling with anxiety and performance?
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Do you ever choke under pressure? Are you lacking in motivation? Is your anxiety impacting on your performance? Lacking in confidence? Coming back from injury? Do you need to improve your focus? Need help with goals?
ACT helps you too create a flexible mind set and therefore enables you to respond effectively to challenging thoughts or situations. Athletes can experience a range of emotions when competing and the worlds best athletes have the right mindset and skills to be highly resilient.
ACT’s main focus is living your ‘core values’ and committing to behaviours that move them towards these values, whilst taking difficult thoughts, feelings and sensations with you. ACT offers a framework to improve your ‘psychological flexibility’. This framework is known as the ‘hexaflex’ which has six key components to help become more ‘psychologically flexible’.
If you require counselling to discuss personal issues, relationships or sports related challenges, please get in touch and don’t suffer in silence.
I work with both professional and amateur sports people or teams. My experience ranges from helping athletes build confidence, manage difficult thought and feelings to achieving their goals.
All sports welcome
Professional, Semi-Professional and Amateur Athletes
Professional tennis player Alex Bogdanovic
Stephen helped me with my mental training for tennis and this really helped to keep me focused and relaxed while I was competing on the ATP tour. His knowledge of sports psychology and tennis is brilliant as he really understands what you go through as an athlete in high pressure situations.