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Mental Skills, Counselling and more 

Thank you so much for using Sporting Bounce to find a sport psychology consultant near you. You can search our directory by using the link below or by navigating to our home page. Whatever your needs, from improving sport performance through through to increasing motivation we will have someone who can help.

For A Sport Psychology Consultant Near You


We have an excellent selection of specialists in sport psychology who can help give you the mental skills to succeed in sport. If you can't find a sport psychology consultant near you then many sport psychology consultants also offer online sport psychology support. 


Find a Sport Psychologist Near You 

Use our easy to use search function to find a sport psychologist near you. We help connect sport psychology consultants with athletes, coaches and teams. Whether you are looking for face-to-face, group sessions or one-to-one support search by location to find a sport psychologist or sport psychology consultant near you.


Find a Sport Psychologist Online

Many sport psychologists and sport psychology consultants offer online support. This means that you can work with the person you want regardless of location. Why not search our site by expertise to see who has the specific sport psychology expertise you are after globally. 


Find a Range of Sport Psychology Support

Whether you are searching for individual growth, peak performance, a personal best, or an Olympic medal in addition to sport psychologists we have a range of sport psychology related consultants on our directory. A sport psychologist works with athletes, coaches or teams to enhance their psychological approach to competition. Typically psychological interventions are directed towards performance, although sometimes a sport psychology consultant  will help with other issues (e.g., helping an athlete returning to competition after injury). Also some sport psychology consultants, if they have the right expertise, will also help individuals deal with broader issues around mental health. By understanding what psychological factors are important a sport psychology consultant can develop a program of psychological skills to help athletes and teams improve their sport performance or psychological wellbeing. Often these interventions will involve sport psychology mental skills such as goal setting, relaxation strategies, positive self-talk or imagery, but can also involve others such as counselling.


The Importance of Sport Psychology

Many coaches and athletes testify to the importance of psychological factors in sport. Examples include an athlete performing poorly because he or she lacks confidence, an athlete who fails to cope with the pressure of competition, a team of talented individuals that consistently underachieve or an individual that is devastated by a traumatic injury. The sport psychology quotes from many top sports performers and coaches help illustrate the role of psychological factors in sport performance, and how working on mental skills can help improve performance. 


Who Uses a Sport Psychology Consultant?

A sport psychologist can help sports performers of any age across any level. The services of a sport psychologist are commonly used by professional athletes and teams, and those who represent their country. Many recreational and junior aspiring athletes have also used the services of a sport psychologists and we also often get enquiries from parents looking for a youth sport psychologist near them. We outline in detail what a sport psychologist does but simply a sport psychologist works with individuals or teams to enhance their psychological approach. Typically these mental training interventions are directed towards performance enhancement, although sometimes a sport psychologist is called upon to deal with other issues (e.g., helping an athlete during injury rehabilitation). 


Who Should I Work With?

When choosing a sport psychology consultant it is important to consider if they are member of a professional organisation. While we try to ensure that the information presented is accurate for the members listed, please be aware it is your responsibility to verify, the background, qualifications and experience of any member whose services you are considering using. In particular please do ask the person you are seeing, what their qualifications are and whether they are a member of a professional organisation or register. Below are examples of the types of bodies and professions where individuals who work as sport psychology consultants may come from. 


The only people who can call themselves a Sport Psychologist in the UK can register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and use the protected title Sport and Exercise Psychologist. We have detailed guidance on becoming a sport psychologist in the UK if that is of interest.  The typical route to becoming a Sport Psychologist in the UK involves recognised education and training programmes from either the British Psychological Society or the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.


Counsellors can also provide sport psychology support and provide an opportunity for athletes to talk about issues that may be troubling them and/or affecting performance. A counsellor offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place for athletes to discuss mental health in sport. Examples of professional bodies in counselling include the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or the UK Council for Psychotherapy.


Many individuals, particularly in North America, have pursued training through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) which offers certification for those individuals aiming to work on the mental side of sport. To become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant individuals are required to complete a certification exam, have a post-graduate degree (masters or doctoral level in sport psychology), a signed mentor or employer verification form, a signed ethical code statement, a CV, and three references.  Individuals who have become Certified Mental Performance Consultants are recognised as being able to help clients optimize performance, enjoyment, and/or personal development in sport and other domains (e.g., performing arts, military).


Some of our members may also be experts in hypnosis and use that as a performance enhancement technique. Recognised professional bodies in hypnosis include the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy


Many coaching psychologists also work with sports performers and there is a register of coaching psychologists also available at the British Psychological Society.  


Thank you once again for visiting the sports performance directory to find the ideal sport psychology consultant near you. 


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