I have a passion for supporting people to engage and thrive in sports and exercise, whether that be in elite-level competition or at the local gym. Success can be however you define it, and I believe a suitable balance between physical and psychological training can allow you to achieve success. The services I provide can be beneficial for any athlete, sports coach, or organisation that strives to improve. These services can be tailored specifically for your own needs and desires, representing a unique and specialised kind of support.
Whilst I can support you in various directions
I could provide services for:
Performing under pressure
Motivation and confidence
Focus, concentration and attention
Group workshops and seminars
Managing anxiety, relaxation training and mindfulness
Visualisation and imagery
Pre- and post- competition strategies
Rehabilitation and recovery
Wellbeing and welfare support
Based in Bedfordshire, I am currently completing my final stages of training in becoming a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, via the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). I am prepared to work face-to-face, and via online resources such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, and other apps that use FaceTime such as WhatsApp, Facebook etc.
It takes bravery and courage to ask for support, these may be your first steps in understanding how you can enhance and improve the qualities you already posses. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to working with you.
Mark Rutherford Upper School and Sixth Form (2012-2017)
Triple BTEC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Birmingham (2017-2020)
BSc Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences (2:1)
Loughborough University (2020-21)
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Merit)
The Open University via BASES (2021-2022)
DE200 Investigating Psychology
"So pleased with how I handled my head...I actually really enjoyed the day and that never happens as I'm usually so stressed...Thank you for all your help so far. Competing already feels like a totally different experience."
1 X 1 hour one-to-one consultation
Discuss with a sport psychologist your strengths, areas for improvements, and opportunities moving forward. Work together to produce a skills development program that will enable you to achieve your goals.
3 X 1 hour one-to-one consultation
Work with a sport psychologist over the space of 3 sessions to develop, design, and implement a mental skills training programme that targets your areas for improvement and facilitates achievement and growth.
1 X 2 hour Group / team workshop
Utilise a sport psychologist to enhance group chemistry, cohesion, resilience, and collective achievement. Groups can tailor their workshops according to specific skills they would like to develop.
1 X 2 hour one-to-one consultation for coaches and trainers
Coaches, trainers and leaders can seek advice from a sport psychologist regarding how to improve the quality of their interactions with athletes, clients and participants. These sessions can be tailored to individual needs and specific goals.
1 x 45 Minute careers advice in sport psychology
Receive advice from a sport psychologist in terms of the qualifications and training necessary to become a sport psychologist. In addition, receive feedback regarding work experience opportunities in sport psychology and developing your CV.