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Sport Psychology

SMV Performance psychology has been set up to work with athletes and performers from all sports and disciplines as very often the thought processes, emotions, and feelings that a musician or public speaker often has standing and playing in front of others are exactly the same to those that a golfer, horse rider, snooker player, or footballer can have playing in pressure filled situations.

Very often we see athletes who are extremely frustrated, upset, and have low self-esteem and confidence look for technical answers or increase their training and practice schedules after poor results. Many players may be stuck in ruts such as this for years and even finish their careers never truly fulfilling their potential and dreams. At SMV Performance psychology we provide a service for athletes and performers to access us and our skills and training so that players can break free from habits that are holding them back and often causing emotional pain and stress. For many, learning about the psychological aspects of sport and looking in to working with a sports psychologist or psychological skills coach can seem a bit like stepping in to the unknown, however at SMV Performance psychology we are keen to express that sport psychology is about offering logical solutions that are based on science and academic research.

SMV Performance psychology provides support and solutions for a huge array of areas that a performer can come up against in sport as well as training for coaches and parents of athletes, some examples can be seen in the list below:


  • Fear of Failure
  • Team Cohesion
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Doubt
  • Stress
  • Injury Rehab
  • Depression
  • Motivation
  • Goal Setting & Planning
  • Choking Under Pressure
  • Relaxation
  • Coach Development
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Arousal
  • State Control
  • Concentration
  • And much more...

Impactful Approach to Performance Psychology

ClockIn the past sport psychology has often been seen to be a bit of a woolly area that can sometimes lack impact and results quick enough with books and instruction manuals often telling us what seems like the same old stuff that never really seems to work or have much effect. At SMV Performance Psychology a harder hitting and impactful approach to performance psychology is taken which many of our clients and athletes find extremely exciting and immediately effective.

SMV Performance Psychology offers athletes and performers who are interested in psychology a 15-20 minutes consultancy session whereby you can get to know Spencer or a member of the trained team and discuss any questions you have, see if the service we offer is what you are looking for, and generally enter in to light discussion about your sport and where you are with it. Rest assured that Spencer and the team are extremely fun and enjoyable to talk to and you will certainly be put at ease immediately so please don’t hesitate as we want to help :-)

See our contact page to get in touch.