SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

Having worked with some of the worlds best athletes at some the highest levels of competition including European, World, Olympic, and Paralympic Games, Matthew is uniquely placed to offer high quality, high level sport and exercise psychology support to athletes of all levels. Starting in 2012 Matthew worked up through the ranks and applied his skills to national level athletes in Kent and London, he delivered psychology to coaches at the Professional Golf Association and the British Association of Snow Sport Instructors, he then became head of psychology at England Touch Rugby supporting them at a European Championships. Most recently Matthew has supported a Paralympic team in preparation for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, working with the prestigious English Institute of Sport.

1 TO 1 PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY

1 to 1 consultancy is the opportunity for athletes to work closely with Matthew. This is where many athletes use their time to work through issues relating to performance such as anxiety, pre-performance planning and focus. Matthew uses the latest techniques in sport psychology, cognitive-behavioural therapy and cognitive neuroscience to ensure behaviour change. Matthew offers 1 to 1 consultancy on an as required basis, but you will have a performance plan in place from session 1. 

 PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOPS

Performance workshops are an ideal ways for large groups of athletes or coaches to pick up a great deal of knowledge about a specific skills. Matthew is qualified to teach all levels and designs his workshops to ensure maximum learning, maximum fun and maximum application to the performance environment. These workshops can be tailored to the group or sports that are present in the room and will be totally bespoke dependant on your needs

ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH

As a training Cognitive-Behaviour Therapist Matthew is trained to deal with a wide range of mental health problems that athletes could have. Whilst working under supervision with a clinical psychologist Matthew will help you work through your disorder and will treat you as both a mental health patient and athletes. 

A few conditions I work with:
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- PTSD (from trauma, or injury)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Phobias
- Substance Misuse

 

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