Who is sport and exercise psychology for?
Anyone who participates in sport or physical activity! In sport, psychology can benefit the performance of athletes across all ages and levels, from recreational to elite. At top level, the margins between winning and losing can be minute, and mental preparation can provide that competitive edge needed. It can also help the athlete’s wider team (e.g. coaches, team-mates, parents) to provide them with the right support. Within the realms of exercise, psychology can have a great impact on helping individuals to make long-term physical activity changes, to become more motivated and focused, and to enjoy exercise more.
How long are individual consultations?
Typically, individual consultations will last for 60 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
Jo will discuss with you what you want to get out of the sessions. Because programmes are tailored to you as an individual, there is no set time-frame. Sometimes just a few sessions can have a positive impact on a targeted area. Other clients may wish to enter a longer term programme exploring all elements of sport psychology.
Is what I say confidential?
Yes. All sessions are run in accordance with the British Psychological Society professional code of conduct. This means that sessions take place in a trusted and confidential environment. Often it is helpful to let another individual – such as your coach – know what you are working on, however Jo will discuss this with you.
Where will the sessions take place?
Jo will discuss location options with you. Jo has a home office in Reigate, Surrey. Alternatively, she can meet you at a public – but suitably quiet – venue, such as your sport club or a café.
Should I be worried about what will other people think?
Gone are the days when seeing a sport psychologist was considered a weakness. In fact, every GB sport team and premier football club, and – increasingly – regional and club sport groups are now employing sport psychology support. Using sport psychology alongside other sport science support (e.g. physio, strength and conditioning, nutrition) is seen as a proactive way to gain a competitive edge and optimise performance.
How much will it cost?
The price of an individual consultation starts at £65.00 for a 60-minute session. Travel fees may apply if Jo meets you at an alternative agreed location. Please contact Jo for a quote.
I don’t live in south-east England. Do you offer telephone consultations?
Skype or Facetime consultations can work well, and are certainly an option. Jo will also travel further afield for an all-day group workshop or multiple individual sessions in the same geographical area.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.