Contributing

Practitioners

05/06/2020

We provide nothing but quality assured content from appropriately qualified professionals. Our contributors are registered with professional bodies, have practical experience of working with golfers (of a range of levels), and/or have undertaken doctoral research within golf. Learn more about them here.

With so much information available and so many players actively working on the psychological side of the game; there has never been a better time for you to learn more and develop this side of your game.

The problem that exists in the world of golf is that there is a lot of misleading information out there about the psychological side of the game. For you to fully understand this area, be able to apply principles and strategies to your play (or practice), see impact, and find working on the mental side of the game useful, requires some small effort on your part.

To get the most from working on your mental game, it is vital that you (the golfer) become an educated consumer of golf psychology content.

Through the Think Clearly Golf platform, the use of evidence based information and practical tools created by appropriately qualified practitioners is championed.

Become an Educated Consumer 

Within the UK, to (legally) call oneself a Sport Psychologist requires a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate training, 1 year postgraduate training, and 2 further years of professional training (under the supervision of a Chartered Psychologist). The professional training pathway requires an individual to pass each degree, a further assessment of a comprehensive portfolio of practical evidence, and a verbal interview with peers to demonstrate they possess the competence to practice as an independent practitioner. Once all stages have been passed, a practitioner can then apply for professional status with a number of different professional bodies.

The two professional bodies for sport psychology within the UK are the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES). The professional regulatory body for sport psychologists in the UK is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). When working on the psychological side of your game ensure that you are working with either:

Sport Psychologists‘ are Chartered with either the BPS (Learn more here) or BASES (Learn more here), AND are registered as ‘practitioner psychologists’ with the HCPC (Learn more here).

Trainee Sport Psychologists‘ or ‘Sport and Exercise Psychologists in Training‘ are registered on a 2 – 4 year professional training qualification (under the guidance of a registered supervisor) with either the BPS (learn more here) or BASES (learn more here) and are training toward HCPC registration.

Our Contributors

At Think Clearly Golf, we provide nothing but quality assured content from appropriately qualified professionals. Due to our location, all of our current contributors are UK trained and UK based. Each is registered with their respective professional body, have practical experience of working with golfers (of a range of levels), and/or have undertaken doctoral research within the field of golf. Think Clearly Golf has a range of Chartered, Trainee, and Academic based contributors. Learn more about some of contributors below;

 

James Lambdon: Founder

A  Chartered Sport Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, based in the South West of England. James has a keen interest in golf and founded Think Clearly Golf to help make quality assured golf psychology content accessible and impactful for golfers of all levels. He has an extensive experience of providing support to a wide range of individuals, groups, teams, and organisations. James adopts a strengths based and solution focussed approach to his work, helping clients to develop their psychological flexibility. 

 

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Beth Yeoman: Trainee Sport Psychologist

A trainee sport psychologist with the British Psychological society, based in the South East of England. Beth is a keen golfer herself and has competed at a high level from a young age. During her time as a trainee sport psychologist, Beth has gained experience in working with adult and junior golfers alike as well as elite athletes in other sports. Beth is passionate about optimising performance by providing her clients with individualised psychological support.

 

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