About Helen

I embarked on an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology in my mid 40s, having worked in education teaching PE amongst other things, for over 25 years. I love sport and always have. I love swimming and compete regularly in Masters and Open Water events. I am excited to offer Sport Psychology services in Cambridge and East Anglia, as I truly believe it can make a big difference to performance.

Qualifications

Helen holds the following qualifications:

BA (Hons) Psychology, Cardiff University

PGCE, University of Cambridge

MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology with distinction, Staffordshire University

Chartered Sport Psychologist, British Psychological Society

HCPC registered (Health and Care Professionals Council)

Primary Practicum in Rational-Emotive Behaviour therapy, Albert Ellis Institute Centre of REBT, University of Birmingham

Mental Health First Aider

Experience

Helen has worked with athletes from a wide variety of sports, with athletes of varying ages and ability. She has worked with new exercisers, fitness enthusiasts, club members, performance pathway athletes, GB and international squad members, full time professionals, National, European and Commonwealth medallists and Paralympic Champions. Helen is also a teacher, with over 25 years’ experience in the classroom. Helen is an active ‘Masters’ swimmer in the pool and open water and regularly competes in National and International competitions.

Helen has experience of working in the following sports:

Athletics (track and field events), boccia, boxing, Channel swimming, cricket, cycling (road racing, time trialling, track), dance, diving, E-sports, gliding, goal ball, golf, fencing, football, futsal, hockey, Ironman, judo, kickboxing, korfball, lacrosse, marathon running, modern pentathlon, motocross, rowing, rugby union, running, pistol shooting, squash, swimming (pool and open water), table tennis, tennis, triathlon

A few more things…

A member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Helen works within the society’s professional code of conduct. She aims to provide an open, honest and empathic environment where all discussions remain confidential. Helen has professional indemnity insurance and has an enhanced DBS check.