The Centre for

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Professional, Confidential Counselling

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CBT in Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology and CBT

After over 20 years of successful treatment with clients in the national professional sport arena, clients have found CBT extremely effective.

CBT has given them a distinct motivational edge in the following areas:-

  • Improved concentration on set goals.
  • Improved motivation to win.
  • Improved self-control/and self discipline.
  • Improved self-esteem and self belief.
  • Improved self understanding and self awareness.
  • Improved time-management.
  • Improved work-life balance.
  • Improved stamina in training.
  • Improved ability to recuperate after training.
  • Improved mind-set, and mental attitude.

CBT is used to increase the unity of the observing and participating self by challenging negative self-talk and providing more balanced reality-tested alternatives.

Techniques to improve Mindfulness which originated in Buddhism and developed into use in a sport setting teach clients to ‘let thoughts’ be, and dissociate themselves from sensory input which is a distraction from their ‘single focus’ of the goal in hand.

Visualisation and imagery techniques are used to rehearse the desired aim, statistically, it is shown that those people who visualise the end they hope to achieve are twice as likely to succeed as those who are non-visualisers.

CBT in Sport Psychology

The increased self-understanding using CBT in Sport Psychology begins by understanding the relationship between how you think – how you feel – and how this effects what you actually do. Negative thoughts about oneself – the world in general – or the future can cause a division between the actual sport performance, and the way you observe and analyse your game.
Specific breathing techniques are used both for sensory impression management and to practice moving between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This is an effective aid in shifting from low arousal, goal within goal thinking associated with the left brain hemisphere to a high arousal process orientated, ‘take it as it comes’ right brain hemisphere.

These psychological reversals give a specific attunement to the rigours of the present moment without the need to reflect, analyse, or assess performance until after the challenge has been mastered.

To be wholehearted, single-minded and present focused to sustain for that pre-planned delivery as a constant throughout the entire match with the most effective use of physical energy and motivation is the goal of CBT training.

Virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Convenient, private and secure

Cognitive Therapy London Virtual Therapy

Online Therapy is available to anyone, anywhere in the world at home or in the office using a tablet, mobile phone or laptop / computer and a good internet connection.

This service would appeal to client's for a variety of reasons.

  • Clients location would make it difficult / impossible to access Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.
  • Clients time-pressure, work deadlines, and work-based travel make it difficult to commit for the normal counselling time-scale.
  • Clients family commitments make it easier to have treatment on-line at home.
  • Clients prefer an initial face to face assessment, and then combine both treatment modalities.

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