Welcome to Sport Psychology Scotland
Chris Hartley and Alban Dickson provide sport and performance psychology services to athletes, individuals, teams, and businesses throughout Scotland who want to thrive and develop their capacity to perform at their personal-best level.
Sport is a tough game and teaches us valuable life lessons - practise doesn't always mean perfect, and our teams often fail to deliver to the standard they’re capable of. Finding ways of optimally supporting our wellbeing, personal growth, and development - both within and outside of sport - means we are more likely to perform to our potential.
“Most people believe performance should be trained in isolation. We believe performance emerges if people are supported in the right ways."
Sport psychology is an applied and evidence-driven profession within psychology used to help people improve their performance, wellbeing, and personal development. Through a varied and personalised programme of psychological support, sport psychology can help you and your team develop the psychological aspects needed to develop, thrive, and ultimately perform to the desired potential.
Enhanced awareness, improved performance, thriving wellbeing and development, realistic performance evaluations, confidence, promoting healthy competitiveness & commitment, managing emotions, mindsets and motivational climates, coping skills, cohesion & communication, focus & attention, quality practise & purposeful processes, addressing weaknesses and identifying strengths, mental toughness, handling nerves, recovering from setbacks, performing under pressure, effective planning and goal-setting, breaking out of slumps, developing leadership, motivation, managing inter-personal relationships