About Psychology to Succeed
I imagine you’re here because you want to take your performance to the next level? Perhaps you’re aware there is something getting in the way, or maybe you want to find out what training your mind can achieve?
Either way, whether your focus is sports, business, arts, or any other performance field, I’d be happy to meet with you to see how I can help you to be at your best.
At Psychology to Succeed I combine NLP (neuro linguistic programming), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR to develop an individualised coaching and therapy package to help you be the performer you want to be.
If any of the following are familiar to you then Psychology to Succeed is here to help:
A desire to perform at your optimum, even when the going gets tough
Anxiety or stress during preparation or performance
Lack of confidence and self-belief
Fear of failure
Loss of motivation or focus
Feeling overwhelmed by pressure
Self-criticism and overly focusing on setbacks
Struggling with injury despite the body being healed
The urge to quit or change the goals
Struggling with transition from a chosen field
Engaging in destructive patterns of behaviour
Pre-existing mental health difficulty impacting on performance
I’m an NLP Sports Practitioner, accredited CBT therapist, EMDR practitioner, and HCPC registered Occupational Therapist. I am also an athlete.
I have worked in the field of mental health since 2002, originally as an Occupational Therapist. I re-trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in 2009 and have worked in the NHS ever since, delivering evidence-based psychotherapy to people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. In 2015 I trained in EMDR, a form of therapy originally developed to help people overcome trauma but now used for a range of anxiety disorders and performance enhancement. I am also trained as an NLP Sports Practitioner which provides me with plenty of additional tools to target specific sports and performance needs.
NLP is increasingly used in the world of sports, business and performance to help individuals develop an optimum performance mindset. CBT and EMDR are evidence-based talking therapies which are recommended for a range of anxiety disorders and depression, as well as for overcoming traumatic experiences, including those we fear might happen. My approach to sports and performance coaching and therapy integrates NLP, CBT and EMDR in a way to suit whatever difficulty you might be experiencing. Our work might be directly related to your performance goals or a longer standing issue that keeps getting in the way of what you wish to achieve. Whichever it is, I'll work alongside you to help you understand what is happening, from both a psychological and neurological perspective, and then we work together to find the best way through whatever you're facing.
My approach is one of compassion and understanding as I am human too. As an ultra runner I have faced many challenges myself and have used NLP, CBT and EMDR to aid my own performance. I practice what I preach!
Alongside sports and performance focused work, I am experienced in treating:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stress related difficulties
If you would like to find out how sports and performance coaching and therapy can help you, please contact me to arrange a free telephone consultation via the 'get in touch' page or by clicking the email link below.