Counsellors provide an opportunity for athletes to talk about issues that may be troubling them and/or affecting performance. These issues may be emerging from their personal lives as much as their lives in sport. A counsellor offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place for athletes to discuss any issue.
The athletes can talk about the issues or issues troubling them whilst the counsellor helps the athletes to make the changes they would like to make and work with them to improve their well being. Counsellors can help with a wide range of issues and you can see the type of issues a counsellor can help address here.
There are many different types of approaches that a counsellor could take and you can find out more information about the different approaches here. While there are many different types of counsellors it is the relationship a counsellor has with the client, rather than the approach adopted, which mostly determines the whether seeing a counsellor is helpful or not. Our counsellors come from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or the UK Council for Psychotherapy.