MY QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Someone You Can Count On
When you look for support, it's important to know the experiences and qualifications of the person you're engaging to make sure they're on the right lines with what you need and that they can be of the right sort of assistance.
Over the last 7 years (part-time and full-time), I’ve provided psychological
support to individuals and organisations in a wide variety of contexts and platforms.
Below is a quick summary about me and my qualifications, what I'm doing now and what I have done in the past.
January 2019 - on pause
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY CANDIDATE
I am studying the mechanisms and role of rational perspectives and it's influence on developing the psychological resilience and well-being in elite performers. This is a highly important topic and myself and colleagues are the focus point for this specific line of research, practice, and commentary. Part-way through and on pause due to other priorities.
2013 - 2015
MASTER'S IN SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
Distinction MSc from Staffordshire University (UK) where I developed a solid foundation in psychology practice, theory, and research. This qualification is accredited by the British Psychological Society which ensured the standard of the course. My MSc research was published internationally as a peer-reviewed journal, and book chapter.
2009 - 2012
BACHELOR'S IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
My degree was obtained from Coventry University (UK) in which I developed an understanding of psychology, sport sciences, coaching, human development, research and also doing sport psychology practice. This course was one of the first BSc courses to be accredited with the British Psychological Society. I didn't do a BSc in Psychology because I knew Sport Psychology was my true passion when I began my undergrad studies.
PRACTICUM IN RATIONAL-EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Received primary training, guidance, and was examined by two leaders in the field - Prof Windy Dryden and Dr Richard Bennett in RECBT. Advanced training overseen by the leaders in RE-CBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. I developed applied practice skills and specific techniques to assist individuals to become more rational in the face of adversity. REBT and CBT are highly researched and supported methods so this training was truly world-class.
2014 - 2017 (part-time), 2019 - present (full-time)
PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTANT
Consulting through MD Performance Psychology to coaches, athletes, and other high performers in and out of sport. I have gained experiences of tailoring services to clientele for niche or non-traditional requests, but also working privately with clients on a long-term basis.
The service is now entering the exercise, corporate, and health sectors to broaden the level of service provided.
The services are for sportspeople, general public, businesses, and schools.
2017 - 2018, 2015
SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST & RESEARCH INTERN
Based in the National Sports Institute of Malaysia, working with elite coaches & athletes to support them achieve at major events. Supported athletes through 4 major games and developing the skills of working at the elite level. A unique experience where I have truly grown as a practitioner and my service has developed leaps and bounds.
Conducting a partially-funded 6-month research project as part of my MSc which looked at developing resilience in elite level athletes through psychotherapy.
2015 - 2017
TEACHING ASSISTANT AND CUSTODY OFFICER
Working to support highly secluded populations, in schools for children with emotional, social and behaviour difficulties - and also in a youth prison. Experiences gained working with individuals mental illness / disorders. Safeguarding youth was the number one priority.
I also gained teaching experience as a cover supervisor - and so I learn first-hand how to successfully navigate in an educational setting.
2006 - 2017
PRIVATE BANKING MANAGER, COLLECTIONS & BRANCH OFFICER
Corporate and finance experiences gained in three of the UK's biggest household names, both customer facing and over the phone.
These roles were crucial to my professional development, but I left a well-paying manager level position to pursue a full-time career working with elite athletes.