Services

Sport & performance psychology

Sport and performance psychology is about optimising the psychological elements of your chosen pursuit to enable you to perform at your very best. These psychological elements include your attention, emotions, thought patterns, psychophysiology and goals. The way that you relate to each of these elements influences your decisions and actions, which ultimately drive performance.

My role is to help you as an individual or team to identify how these psychological elements are working for you in getting you where you want to be in your chosen pursuit. Some common areas of work are as follows:

  • Optimising focus and concentration
  • Maximising enjoyment
  • Managing emotions around performance
  • Enhancing motivation
  • Recovering from injuries and setbacks
  • Behaviour change
  • Helping people to develop a supportive relationship with themselves

I offer individual consultancy, team consultancy and workshops. If you would like more information, please e-mail me at coldfieldsportpsych@gmail.com.

Exercise & well-being psychology

Exercise and well-being psychology is about how the aforementioned psychological elements influence your behaviour and experiences in more general health and well-being settings. I work with people looking to create healthy lifestyles, optimise exercise and eating habits, and manage stress and difficult emotional experiences.

For a more elaborate explanation of exercise psychology in particular, see my blog here. I work with individuals to:

  • Increase motivation
  • Create healthy habits and change unhealthy habits
  • Enhance enjoyment of exercise
  • Manage emotions
  • Understand and develop a supportive relationship with themselves
  • Set goals and create inspiration

I offer individual consultancy, team consultancy and workshops. If you would like more information, please e-mail me at coldfieldsportpsych@gmail.com.

How do I work?

In the area of psychological support and therapy, each psychologist will have their own way of working. This is influenced by their personal values, how they think the human mind works at the experiential level, and their chosen theoretical frameworks and techniques.

My way of working is based on a recognition of each person as a unique human being, alongside scientific knowledge of the more universal processes of emotion systems.

I see each person as totally unique in their personality and experiences. This means that my initial priority is to gain an understanding of you as a person, which I do through conversations about your experiences. Equally, positive change can be sparked simply through the person developing a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, which I facilitate through such conversations.

For this reason, I do not offer “quick fixes.” I believe it is important for me to know the person I am working with before offering any suggestions as to how to navigate their personal challenges. It is also important to me that a level of trust is built between my clients and I, which can be difficult to establish within a couple of conversations.

In my view, whatever psychological experiences you have will make sense given their context. I aim to provide a friendly, non-judgmental and accepting environment in which you can explore and make sense of these experiences. Emotions and their related thought patterns are entirely natural, and can provide important information that we can use. As human beings, we developed emotion systems for a reason, and it is the way in which we relate to our thoughts and emotions that makes the difference. This means that I do not necessarily try to change your thoughts, goals or emotions, but help you to understand them and find the best way of relating to them for you personally.

If you would like to know more about the way I work, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail at coldfieldsportpsych@gmail.com.