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Get specialist Sports Psychology help
When sport isn't going as well as it should it is frustrating, annoying, disappointing, confusing and more. It doesn't have to be this way. This doesn't have to continue.
I can help you to:
Conquer nerves, reduce stress and quell anxiety in your sport
Develop robust confidence in your ability
Become better prepared for important events and performances
Manage anger and frustrations
Bounce-back from setbacks, such as injuries
Feel better, more positive, happier
Be more satisfied with your performances - because you are performing better!
Read more about the understandable problems that athletes face and how sports psychology can help on my problems helped page. You are likely to see your performance problem there.
As a Clinical Sports Psychologist, I have the additional specialist skills and training to help sportspeople address deeper and more complex areas, including:
Trauma, PTSD or phobias following a traumatic incident (e.g. a crash, an accident, abuse)
Lmiting or problematic eating (eating disorders, including binge eating disorder and bulimia)
Over-exercise and exercise addiction
Limiting perceptions of body image
Low self-esteem and depression
Problems with team relationships and dynamics
This is why I am often the Sports Psychologist recommended to help athletes.
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Underperformance in sport hurts
When we don't perform as we could have it is tough to absorb.
Often it is those of us who want it the most who end-up suffering the greatest drop in performance.
It's not as simple as: if you want it enough, then you'll make it happen.
Often, the more we want it, the more stress and tension we end-up feeling in the lead-up to our big day. This contributes to us becoming more frustrated, angry and annoyed when things don't go our way.
This blocks our ability to think in a performance-enhancing way and being able to execute our skilled physical movements.
Sports Psychology consultations
There are several ways that you can get Sports Psychology help.
Book an appointment to see Dr Victor Thompson, a Clinical Sports Psychologist:
In the City of London (EC3), near Monument Station
In the East Dulwich & Peckham Rye area, London SE22
Remotely by telephone or video call (Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom)
- if you aren't so close to my clinic areas.
Wherever you are, I'm accessible.
If you have any questions or would like to book,
send me a message through the contact form.
Alternatively, simply give me a call on 07979 622537. This is my number. I'll answer if I'm free. If I don't answer, it is likely that I am busy helping someone else, so leave me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
You train your body for sport, but how much do you train your mind?
You spend a lot of time, energy and (probably) money, training your body for events.
That's great, because without the right kind of physical training, your performance can't improve and get closer to your best.
But, how much time and attention do you invest in training your mind to be ready for competition?
Most sportspeople say that when it really counts (competition), the biggest factor that determines performance, is how you manage the occasion psychologically (or don't).
Order a Stress Management Program for your sport - to develop calmness, presence and confidence today
Learn about why I am likely to be the Sports Psychologist to help you - with my psychology training, skills and experience, as well as being a competitive sportsperson
Or simply give me a call on: 07979 622537
I look forward to helping you to get more from sport and life.