Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

What Is Sports Psychology?

Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. In other words, why we think what we think, and do what we do. Sports psychology takes what we know about the mind and uses it to enhance sports performance. More and more top athletes are utilising what sports psychology has to offer in order to achieve their full potential. This is done through strategies and skills designed to manage your mind when competing and training, in order to enhance your performance.

What Does Sports Psychology Involve?

Confidence, concentration, motivation, resilience under pressure: these are all factors which can greatly affect an athlete’s performance, and can be enhanced through support from a specialist sports pyschologist. Sports psychology can also support your recovery from injury. Psychology underpins everything we do, and this is reflected in how sports psychology can support an athlete both on and off the sports field. The first steps involve developing an awareness of how your mind works and how it then affects your performance. Then, by working in partnership with a sports psychologist, you can develop strategies and skills to manage your mind and fully utilise its potential to enhance your performance.

Sports Psychology Support

Darren Britton, a specialist sports psychologist, is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise and a Postgraduate Researcher in Performance Psychology. He has been working with County and Premier League Cricketers for over 2 years, along with athletes competing in numerous other sports. Darren will collaborate with you by addressing your areas for improvement and develop a bespoke program to meet the demands of your chosen sport.

Your Initial Sports Psychology Session

The initial consultation will take place at the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre and will last approximately an hour. During this appointment Darren will discuss your desired outcomes and introduce you to the key concepts of how he works with his clients. This will help develop an awareness of how your mind affects you and your performance. Darren can then offer a choice of short or long term solutions which can be implemented in follow up appointments. Follow up appointments with Darren can take place at a number of locations and are arranged to suit the client’s needs and availability. It is important that you feel comfortable and clients often chose to walk the grounds of the Ageas Bowl, sit and have a coffee or even meet over Skype.

Want To Know More?

For more information on sports psychology or to make an enquiry, please contact the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre directly on 02380 475637, via

Initial consultation (1 hour): £60

Follow up sessions: £60 p/h