A practitioner who is fascinated by dispositional optimism, positive psychology, and personal growth. Over the past 8 years of working in elite sport, occupational health and the NHS, I have recognised that life navigation and performance excellence requires certain ingredients. Life navigation requires being open-minded, solution-focused, and embracing the present moment. The ability to hook onto thoughts that build you up instead of knocking you down is crucial and the 3 P’s that nudge you towards fulfilment are passion, patience, and persistence.
I have worked with coaches, teams and international athletes from several sports (Football, rugby, athletics, boxing, hockey, netball, handball, and winter sports) providing psychological support and well-being advice. My performance enhancement approach encourages you to become aware of the positive interaction between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours and identify the best approach to apply your internal resources to elevate your performance level.
I facilitate therapeutic change through a non-judgemental, empathetic and authentic environment, and empower individuals to take control of their personal growth. The personal growth topics may not always apply to performance enhancement as it will depend on what the client deems important.
Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist (BASES and HCPC)
Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology) with the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Psychology at the University of Bolton
PhD Student at the University of WinchesterSolution-focused Therapist (Association of Psychological Therapies)