Confidential Mental Health Services for Elite Athletes

The way that elite athletes approach and cope with the demands that they face is a powerful determinant to the impact that they have on both their mental health and sporting success. Many professional sports men and women are reluctant to seek help due the stigma attached to mental health problems, a lack of information about how such problems can interfere with their performance and a perception that getting help is a sign of weakness.

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Why Elite Athletes are Vulnerable to Mental Health Problems

Experts believe that the intense mental and physical demands placed on elite sportspeople make them more susceptible to mental health problems. The competitive years for most elite athletes overlap with the peak age for mental health problems and intense physical activity can compromise mental well-being.

Professional sports men and women face an array of challenges including:

  • the pressure of public scrutiny via mainstream and social media
  • the absence of traditional social networks due to relocating homes
  • the group dynamics and demands of team sports
  • the potential for injuries which can end careers prematurely

Retired athletes are at particular risk of developing mental health problems.

What Happens In The First Counselling Session?

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Getting Help - What We Can Offer

Step 1

One of our Therapists will start by asking a number of questions to enable them to understand the problems that you are struggling with and the best way to help you. We will do our best to provide you with exactly what you need, in a confidential environment.

Step 2

We will work with you to draft a comprehensive assessment of the difficulties you are facing and your goals for treatment.

Step 3

Together, we will plan an evidence-based treatment programme designed specifically for you using the most up to date techniques.

Step 4

At every step, we will monitor of your progress in detail to ensure you are experiencing the benefits you require in an appropriate time frame.

Step 5

We will diligently follow up to ensure that results are long lasting.

Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0203 504 9300 or fill out a contact form.

Therapists

All of our Therapists offer Elite Athletes’ counselling.

Our Experts

Treatments are delivered by Doctors of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists all of whom are highly trained and specialists in their fields. All our experts are:

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologists with The Health Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Psychologists with The British Psychological Society
  • Enhanced CRB checked
  • Covered via Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Receiving appropriate supervision in private practice.

What areas do we cover:

We have helped a number of professional sports men and women from a variety of sports including (but not limited to):

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics

We offer treatment for problems such as:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction inc. substance misuse and gambling
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image problems (inc. Body Dysmorphia)
  • Coping strategies to manage public scrutiny
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and maintenance of body weight
  • Injury related stress
  • Life changes and general dissatisfaction
  • Low Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Motivation problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety and other performance related problems
  • Physical pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosocial issues (inc. adjustment to relocation, loneliness, isolation, lack of social/family support)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Retirement Adjustment
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Self-harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sleep Problems

If you do not see the problem that you are struggling with listed above, please contact us to see if we can help you.

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