Sports and wellness psychology with Dylan
I am a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training (SEPiT), and I am working under supervision on the BASES SEPAR which will ultimately lead to my accreditation as a fully trained Sport and Exercise Psychologist. I have always had a passion for sport and despite not making it to the elite level in football I knew I wanted to work in the sporting world. I studied a BSc in Sport Science and during this time my interest in sport psychology ignited. I was playing for a local team near my university and despite me being physically fit, technically competent and training every week there was something missing. This is when I became aware of the importance of psychology and how important it was for my own performance. If I had explored becoming better mentally, I would have been able to cope with the situations I encountered better. I then went on to study a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and now want to use my knowledge to help people the best I can.
As a sport psychologist I want to work collaboratively with people to provide them with the tools required to overcome the challenges they may face and be comfortable in dealing with them should they arise again in the future. I am a strong believer that the client is the expert on themselves and has a vital role in the relationship. I hope to make the client become aware of what is important to them to overcome challenges as well as maintaining or improving performance and wellbeing.
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BSc Applied Sport and Health Science - 2:1
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology - Distinction
Currently enrolled on BASES SEPAR as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training
One-to-one consultations allow us to develop a psychology programme that is tailored to you. A typical first session involves an in-depth conversation about your sporting background, experience, strengths, development areas, and aspirations. We will discuss what you want to gain from the sessions, then work together to create a development plan. Successive sessions will involve feedback, practical elements and discussions to support your journey. I look to build trusting, on-going working relationships with individuals. Developing and learning mental skills and managing your mindset requires practice and commitment, like sport's physical, technical and tactical elements. You will be encouraged to practice new strategies or complete reflection between sessions to aid your progress. It can also be helpful if I attend training/competition environments to aid the integration of psychological concepts into your routines. The amount of sessions you require is dependent on the person. As everyone is unique and different I don't look to offer you six sessions for a set price as this could be too little or too much. The approach is tailored for you and the number of sessions you need will be discussed and agreed upon between us. Individual consultations can either be completed in person at a place you find comfortable, whether that being in your house or a coffee shop. If this isn't possible, we can also work together online via zoom or teams. Regardless of your location, we can arrange something that works for you.