Welcome to Laslett Sport Psychology.

We are a private sport psychology consultancy business based in Utah, USA.  We are here to support athletes  on their journeys towards becoming the best people and performers they can be.  Through our services we strive to facilitate the personal growth and well-being of all our clients.  We aim to help our clients enhance their psychological skills and athletic performance.  We want all our clients to flourish, both as performers and as people.

We mainly work with athletes, but also work closely with technical coaches, support staff, and parents.  We provide one-to-one consultancy, group/team workshops, on-court/on field psychoeducation and ‘system’ level support (Click on ‘services’ for more detailed descriptions).

About

 

ABOUT BEN

General Background

Ben is a sport psychology consultant based in Utah, USA.  From here he runs a sport and performance psychology consultancy business.  Ben works predominantly with individual athletes, coaches, parents [of athletes], performance artists, teams, sports academies and other sporting organisations.  There are five main strands to the work Ben conducts with his clients: 1) one-to-one psychological support; 2) workshops (includes a mixture of presentations, fun practical tasks/activities and interactive discussion); 3) psychoeducational sessions, which are integrated within technical coaching sessions; 4) ‘system’ level support; and 5) lectures.  Ben is passionate about building quality working relationships with clients that will enable them to reach their goals.

Education and qualifications

Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science.  Ben received the Gordon Underwood trust award for his graduation work in sport psychology.  Following this, he completed a diploma in psychology at the University of East London and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester.

Professional Training/Consultancy

Ben is currently working towards British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation and HCPC registration status.  He is a member of the British Psychological Society and adheres to their professional code of conduct at all times.  Ben has experience of working with athletes from a range of different sports including: football, youth tennis, golf, and track and field athletics.  He maintains strong links with his local university (CCCU) and conducts one-to-one sport psychology consultancy to sports scholars through the consultancy arm of the Sport and Exercise Sciences department.

Academic Teaching   

Ben has enjoyed two spells of academic teaching at CCCU, where he contributed to the delivery of modules at all levels of the BSc Sport and Exercise Science/Sport and Exercise Psychology degree programmes.  He lectured on a variety of different topics including stress, emotion and coping in sport, anxiety in sport, self-confidence, concentration, motivation and attribution, flow states, group cohesion, group dynamics, the psychological effects of exercise and more.  He helped devise different types of formative and summative assessments, tutored students on a one-to-one basis, and marked assignments.

Sporting background

Ben has always maintained an active interest in sporting activities and is an adept all-round sportsman.  This is reflected by the fact he represented his county (Kent) at football, hockey and cricket during youth. Ben’s main sport is football and he represented Chelsea youth and also had trials for  England U15’s.  Ben went on to play for 16 years as a semi-professional footballer.  He was a loyal servant to Ramsgate FC first XI, whereby he made over 400 appearances as a central midfielder –  He was given a special award and testimonial match for his dedicated service.

Personal

Ben still enjoys playing sports like tennis, table tennis, football and golf.  Ben loves to travel, watch movies and go for walks with his wife, Celeste, and daughter, Mercedes.

 

 

 

Contact

To make direct contact with Ben please complete the form below.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

Ben has all always shown a committed, reflective and professional attitude to his work at Gillingham Football Club and it was a pleasure to have such an experienced and well-mannered coach as part of our coaching team. His demeanour when coaching the boys at both the development and advanced centre was outstanding and his calm approach always bought fluidity to the sessions he delivered. I would highly recommend Ben for any job role as he would prove to be a huge asset to the company, academy or organisation.
Craig Coles
Gillingham Football Club Development Centre Head Coach

Craig Coles – Gillingham Football Club Development Centre Head Coach

“Ben demonstrated a professional and diligent approach to his work. Ben  worked well within our [sport psychology staff] team and was able to take initiative and work effectively alone.  I was able to fully trust Ben to lead quality sport psychology sessions with groups of [youth] tennis players.  The [technical tennis] coaching team often provided positive feedback regarding Ben’s delivery and his personal manner with the children and coaches”.

“Ben has a gentle and calm nature, which proved to be a valuable addition to our team.  He treats others with compassion, respect, understanding and professionalism. Ben has a fantastic ability to reflect, and to help others reflect, which has been a skill that has certainly helped Ben to flourish at Sutton tennis academy.  I very much valued Ben’s opinion and judgment, which was always thoughtful, reflective and considered.  He has been a fantastic member of our team and will be greatly missed.  I would certainly recommend Ben for employment and I am confident he would provide a helpful and pleasant addition to any team”.

Lerissa Graham – Lead Sport Psychologist at Sutton Tennis Academy (STA)