Sports Psychology


Coming from a sporting background myself, I have a keen interest in sports psychology and have worked with a number of athletes from a multitude of disciplines (rugby, cricket, tennis, swimming, athletics, cycling, equestrian, ice-hockey and gymnastics). I use mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help improve athletes mental tenacity, resilience, coping strategies and ultimately their performance. Issues addressed in sports psychology include:

  • Sporting self-concept
  • Coping strategies
  • Resilience training
  • Dealing with disappointment
  • Coping with pressure to succeed
  • Loss of fear
  • Enhance FLOW
  • Focusing on the present
  • Addressing negative performance interfering thoughts

The ultimate goal for sports psychology is a well-adjusted athlete who can perform to the best of his or her ability and cope with the unique pressures the sport arena brings.

“A powerful physical body is only the result of an even more powerful mind.”

– Michael D’Aulerio