Performance psychology is about enabling and equipping you to reach your potential, and overcome barriers or obstacles that might be preventing you from hitting your targets, or achieving your goals.
Performance psychology looks at you as an individual and what you need to perform well. Taking a holistic approach to look at all aspects of life that might be having an influence on your performance - and then harnessing the positives and working with you to tackle the negatives.
In the first instance, I'll discuss with you what you’re hoping to achieve from the consultancy. This might be help overcoming anxiety, it might be helping develop realistic goals to work towards & planning what needs to happen to achieve these, or it might be that you find you never quite perform to your potential, even though you feel you’re as prepared as you can be going into that race/event, etc.
Once we've agreed what you want to achieve, I'll then gather relevant background information about you and your life in order to form a complete picture of the identified goal/”problem” in the context of your life. This means I can then identify the best way(s) of trying to help you achieve your goal, or to try and overcome any “problem” you identified that you wanted to address.
There are no set number of sessions, rather this is agreed together depending on your needs. Some people might only need a couple of sessions, whilst others might prefer ongoing support.
I typically work with people on a one-to-one basis. However, I also offers workshops on various topics so if you're a member of a club that is interested in having some group sessions on specific topics, or are just interested to learn more then contact me and we can discuss your needs.
Where Would We Meet?
Our meetings can be in everyday locations - a poolside café, or local coffee shop. In some circumstances, it might help for me to meet you at a training session. Alternatively, I'm able to conduct sessions via Skype if it is hard to meet in person.
Whilst I'm based in the Swansea area I'm happy to work with people a little further afield, so please get in touch to find out more.
In addition to working with people within a performance framework, I am also able to bring my skills as a Clinical Psychologist to the table and help people who are suffering with mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and self-harm, amongst other things. If you feel you have issues that are wider ranging than just being related to sport or performance than get in touch and we can discuss your needs and how I might be able to help you.