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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.