Ex-professional Footballer to Sports Psychotherapist.
It is the experiences in my work and personal life that has led me to develop a passion to study in sports psychology and psychotherapy.
My initial motivation to further my interest developed whilst I was playing professional football.
During a 12-year playing career I witnessed the damaging effects that players endured not only whilst they were playing but also after they retired, by dealing with issues that impacted their mental and emotional states.
With a natural ability and intuition for identifying when people are struggling with mental anguish it was a no brainer for me to move into this field once I retired.
I find it greatly satisfying to help sporting professionals during times of need and for them to know that I genuinely care about their personal well-being from injuries to discrimination, as well as career progression.
I feel it is a responsibility of mine as a fellow sports person to share this insight with not only the next generation of football players and other sports men and women but also the current industry professionals, as I have experienced much of this throughout my career.
Footballer to Agent
Being an ex-professional sportsman and experience as a football agent, it has given me opportunities to understand what happens behind the scenes within the sport and how players, managers and businessmen/women can suffer mentally.
Through this effective and necessary experience, I can guide people through their ups and downs and provide them with the tools to acknowledge and deal with any issue that may arise and impact them in their lives and careers.
Agent to Psychotherapist
As a sports psychotherapist I actively contribute to improving people’s lives and help them overcome issues in a positive and effective way.
Empathy and understanding are two qualities that I possess and that I draw upon abundantly when working with clients.
During my playing career I too had to deal with many setbacks which were very challenging, both mentally and physically.
By drawing on my own past experiences I can offer real and proven tools and skillsets to treat others with emotional distress, whether it be from past traumas, racial bias, cultural differences, and societal factors.