Psychology support is often integral to part of recovery and increasing activity and performance. Zeynep is our resident Trainee Sports Psychologist and offers several services. We also work alongside several great Health Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists and will refer to the right service and individual for you based on your needs.
Zeynep is passionate about supporting sports and activity. She is keen to ensure that individuals are supporting as well as coaches, families/caregivers and teams. We can offer different services from individual sessions to groups session to seminars, depending on what your individual needs are.
If you perform well and train so hard at practice but still not reaching your potential at competition, then probably your mental strategy is letting you down. To tell the truth, most athletes experience the same problem.
If you have recently had an injury and are finding it psychologically difficult to adjust to returning to sport, psychology can assist with this.
Do the quotes below define you?
- I am anxious about returning to training and sport after an injury
- I feel that I am losing my self-confidence before competition
- No matter how hard I train, I can not reflect it on my performance at a competition
- I feel my heart racing when I see my rivals and/or officials
- I am so unhappy with my performance that I want to quit sport
- Only negative thoughts run through my head before competing
- I get easily distracted at competition
- I worry so much about what people might say or think about my performance
Parents and Young Athletes
Every parent would want their child to succeed in sports and do their best for their children to reach an optimum performance. However, the process of supporting and encouraging sometimes can go the wrong way and communication problems occur. This situation has a negative impact on the performance and enjoyment towards the sport. The enjoyment that the child gets from sport is not only limited to their talent and the friends they make. The research shows that, being part of a team or being involved at any sport allow the child to feel more self-confident, tolerate disappointment and improve socials skills.
Sports Psychology helps families and young athletes to improve their mental strategies in order to deal with adversity.
Coaches play out a very important role for athletes’ sports careers or simply enjoyment towards the sport. Coaches can benefit from Sports Psychology on how to build a strong relationship with their team, help their athletes to feel more self-confident, boost team cohesion and create an environment where their athletes are in control when under pressure.