Sport & Exercise Psychology | Dance | Performance

Registered with the HCPC РHealth Care Professional Council (UK), Health Care Practitioner Registered with One Dance UK (ODUK) and an International Association  Dance Medicine Science (IADMS) member and Ambassador for Dance for Health, an Associate Fellow and Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Currently a Committee Member of the London & Home Counties Branch of the BPS. Registered Practitioner with the British Association Performing Arts and Medicine (BAPAM, UK).

My current work has been inspired and informed over the years by a longstanding career in the Performing Arts.  Artists, coaches, directors, dancers and choreographers I was fortunate enough to work with and who have inspired and influenced my dancing and post-dancing careers include Natalia Makarova, Rudolf Nureyev, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Fredrick Ashton, Patricia Neary, Suki Shorer, Ben Stevenson, Peter Schaufuss, Lynn Seymour, Elisabetta Terabust, Marika Besobrasova, Patrick Armand, Christopher Bruce, Christopher Hampson, Ivan Nagy, Raisa Struchkova, Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin, Alicia Markova, David Wall, Elizabeth Anderson to name just a few.

Following over 14 years with English National Ballet (former London Festival Ballet) I aim to improve, empower and promote self-growth, wellness and well-being in professional elite dancers through a collaborative and facilitating consultative holistic model. Through evidence-based scientific and applied psychological theories these are some of the different areas of expertise:

    • Performance Optimisation and Enhancement
    • Optimal Functioning & Optimal Performance
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Developing Coping Mechanisms and Responses to Adversities (Emotion-focused and Solution-focused)
    • Stress and Arousal Levels Support and Self-Management
    • Thriving and Resilience
    • Motivational Skills
    • Perfectionism and its impact
    • Audition Preparation and Positive Emotions
    • Psychological Mental Skills training
    • Mindfulness approaches within Dance Performing Arts
    • Dance for Health
    • Developing and nurturing Well-Being and Wellness in Elite Dancers
    • Preparation for Healthy and Empowering Career Transitions and Career Change
    • Imposter Syndrome
    • Wellbeing in the Workplace
    • Positive Relationships and Communication Skills¬†
    • Authenticity and Strengths

Collaborations include the English National Ballet Company (ENB), the English National Ballet School (ENBS), the English National Ballet Youth Co., the Northern School Contemporary Dance (NSCD) the London Studio Centre (LSC), Rambert Company and Rambert School, Roehampton University, Cambridge University Dance Society and Regent’s University.

1-2-1 Sessions through Zoom | MS Teams | Google Meet | Skype or WhatsApp – Sessions are available in UK and Worldwide.

1-2-1 Sessions (Face to Face or via Telephone) – Sessions are available in London, UK.

Individual and Group Workshops, Seminars & Lectures | Talks – Sessions are available upon request.