Want to talk to someone confidentially, independent of your sport?

Want to train your mental fitness, alongside your physical?

How Sports Specialist counselling can help you

Sport can feel like a rollercoaster sometimes, with its highs and lows. Then there's the other things to juggle too - whether this is family life, work or study.

Counselling offers you a space to work through whatever it is that is troubling you, so you can focus on what is important to you in and outside of sport.

Counselling isn’t just for people who are facing challenges - it's a great way to learn more about yourself & build your mental fitness.

With confidentiality in place, you can have the confidence to talk freely away from your sporting and home environment.

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Why work with me?

As well as being a qualified Psychotherapist, I also understand sport.

Whilst working in and studying elite sport, I've supported 100's of athletes with their wellbeing and life outside of sport over my career.

I have both the expertise in psychotherapy, as well as an understanding of elite sport.

I am also a member of the UK Sports Institute (formerly EIS) Mental Health Practitioner Network, providing counselling to athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programmes.

You can read more about me and my experience here.

My Approach to counselling

As an integrative psychotherapist, I have a number of tools in my toolkit and we will work in a way, and at a pace, that suits you.

I offer a calm, down to earth space for you to share what is going on for you right now, with no judgement whatsoever. We will work together, focusing on wherever you are at right now and where you want to get to.

We can work together online, or in person, to fit in with your schedule.

I offer an initial, free of charge phone call to see if we are a good fit.
Get in touch today!

Areas of work

Common experiences I can help you through:
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Panic attacks
  • Confidence issues
  • Feelings of not coping
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Trauma
Some more sport specific areas I can help you with:
  • Coping with pressure
  • Feeling like a failure
  • A lack of concentration or loss of focus
  • Struggling with injury or deselection
  • A loss of identity – who am I now I'm not an athlete?
  • Relationship troubles
  • Uncertainty about your future
  • Burnout
  • Alcohol or drug use

I specialise in working with...

Current athletes
Injured athletes
Retired athletes


Sessions can take place:

Online via Zoom

In person in Lymm, Cheshire:
Libertas Therapy Ltd
Banksia House, Mill Lane,
Heatley, Lymm, Cheshire,
WA13 9SG

Please note, in person work takes place on the first floor with no available lift. We can discuss any accessibility needs in our initial chat. There is free parking.

Please contact me to discuss session fees.
I offer an initial phone call to see if we are a good fit for each other, no charge, no obligation.

As a registered member of the BACP, I align myself to their ethical principles of practice.

My collaborations for referrals

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Member of the UK Sports Institute (formerly EIS) Mental Health Practitioner Network.

Providing counselling to Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Official Isle of Man Sports Aid Partner

Providing current and former athletes with sports counselling.

Read more about our partnership here!


All of my work, whether counselling or within my consultancy, is underpinned by the following values:


Me being me and you being you in the work that we do together.


My training and experience, underpinned by ethics, provides you with a credible and safe service.


There is no one 'right way' to do things, I'll be led by you and give my professional guidance along the way.


I will offer non-judgemental and empathetic support to you.