Helping people excel at what they love to do
Andy is a charted sport psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. He has a degree in psychology, a masters in sport psychology and a diploma in performance coaching. He is also completing a masters in pluralistic counselling.
He has worked in a range of athletes from sports such as professional football, snooker, rugby and swimming and currently offers his services via Zoom.
His approach is pluralistic, meaning that he works with clients to understand their context and collaborates with them around what they think will help them. Crucially, this means that the relationship between Andy and clients is one of partnership, where both parties bring ideas and experiences to the table to help client’s move towards their goals. Andy draws from a range of theories, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) and person-centred therapy. His personal values include collaboration, responsibility, honesty and personal development.
‘Everyone should have their own Andy’
Sport Psychology Support
Andy helps people get better at what they care about by providing one-to-one sport psychology support to a range of amateur and professional athletes and coaches.
However, a common misconception is that sport psychology is for those that are “broken”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Much of the work in sport psychology and central to Andy’s approach is based on working collaboratively with clients towards helping them achieve their goals.
Common areas where sport psychology may help athletes and coaches include:
- Increasing confidence and trust in own ability to perform
- Managing emotions such as nerves, anger or frustration
- To consider the ‘meaning’ of their emotions and what it suggests about their goals, values and direction in life/sport
- Understanding and clarifying motivation and the factors that influence them
- Helping athletes let go of mistakes and refocus on what’s important
- Understanding their behaviours, how they came to be and consider what they could do differently
- Identifying optimal mindsets for training and competition, respectively
All client work is based on the client’s unique needs and context and is currently conducted via Zoom or Skype.
Sessions cost £60 per 1-hour session.