ABOUT SALLY MCGINN
I have a passion for helping sports people fulfil their potential and working with them to improve their performance and I believe success is achieved through the optimum blend of mental and physical performance. I work with individuals or teams who want to improve and be successful and the techniques I employ can be used with any sportsperson.
Success depends upon one’s ability to use one’s mind effectively and working on your mental performance can help you deal with a number of things. Are you finding that you’re frustrated or disappointed? Or putting in a lot of effort and getting little or no rewards? Maybe you are distracted by external factors which stop you concentrating or focussing. Perhaps you cannot see a way forward or are losing your motivation? Maybe you are feeling pressure and do not know how to manage it.
Based on the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders and as an ex-competition rider and golfer, I have an insight into some of the challenges faced by sports people. I have been working in sports psychology for a number of years, and currently I am working on my accreditation from the British Psychological Society, completing my Sports Psychology Stage 2. I am also a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner in Sport. I have worked with or I am currently working with athletes in GB Para Badminton, GB Aerobatic Pilots, Professional Golfers, Rugby, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Motocross, Swimming, Triathlon and Equestrianism. I have taught BTEC level Sports Psychology and teach 3rd Year Sport Rehab undergrads "Psychology of Injury" @ UWE Bristol. I'm delighted to support the "Ask the Expert" column in Horse & Rider Magazine. I have recently become certified as a DiSC® Trainer (see Other Services). I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider.
I work Face-to-Face, via Skype/FaceTime or will come onsite to where the athletes are training or in competition.
I can help you in your sport with
Motivation and confidence
Improving Focus and Concentration
Dealing with Distractions and Stress
Managing emotions and putting them to good effect
Pre-competition preparation & post competition management strategies
Returning from Injury
It takes courage to recognise that you are feeling like this and you have taken the first step to understand how to manage these areas and rebuild your energy for your sport. We all define success differently and I will work with you to develop a personal programme to success.
I look forward to hearing from you.