FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO IS SPORT PSYCHOLOGY FOR?

Sport Psychology is for anyone who wants to improve; from the complete beginner to the experienced professional. Sport psychology has a role to play in the development of any athlete. 
Whether you are looking for help with a particular issue within sport, such as performance anxiety, or whether you are working towards ways to stay at the top - sport psychology can help. Sport Psychologists can work with a variety of individuals involved in sport, including parents, coaches, support staff, and referees.

WHAT CAN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY HELP ME WITH?

Mental resilience

Motivation

Practical skills - (time management, lifestyle, resources)

Emotion regulation/controlling pressure and anxiety

Coping skills - (Coping with nerves and pressure)

Pre-performance routines

Injury rehabilitation

Optimising social networks and resources

Team relationships

Increase team cohesion

Building self-confidence

Controlling performance states – (arousal and relaxation)

Increasing enjoyment

Enhancing communication Skills

Effective goal setting 

and much much more...

WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF THE SERVICE?

Costs can range from service to service so please get in touch to find out more

DO YOU WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS FROM ANY SPORT?

I work with any athlete, team, or performer who is open to change and motivated to improve his or her mental game. My work can be applied to any level of competition, ranging from young athletes to professional. I work with individuals as well as teams across a variety of sports.

ONLY SPORT?

No! Although Sport and Exercise Psychologists have expertise in sport, exercise and performance, they are first and foremost a registered psychologist trained to help people improve their health and wellbeing.

WHEN MIGHT MY TEAM NEED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY?

Sports psychology is helpful for teams who simply want to improve overall performance. As a coach, you likely know the symptoms that indicate that your team is not performing up to its potential, and mental coaching is needed, such as when athletes lack confidence, lose motivation, commit more mental errors than usual, or perform better in practice than during competition.

 

Sam Woods Performance Psychology

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