Sports Psychologist Wirral

Sports Psychologist and Well-Being Psychology with Yvie Ryan at Younger Chiropractic Clinic

Yvie Ryan is a leading sports psychologist based in the Wirral. She provides in person and online sports psychology as well as sports performance consultancy to athletes whether they are professional, amateurs or those who are just starting out. Yvie has a wealth of experience and has a client base that includes Professional Footballers, Team GB athletes, professional golfers and professional boxers and athletes performing at World Championship level in a range of sports.

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Sport Psychology

There has often been a misconception in the field of Sports and Exercise psychology that if you ask for help from a Sports Psychologist, then you must be ‘mentally weak’, or that there is ‘something wrong with you’.  Sports psychology is about finding marginal gains in your sport – whether you are an elite athlete or very new to sport.  We often have destructive beliefs which result in behaviours that are unhelpful in our sport, or that stop us from achieving our potential.

Some of the things Sports Psychology can help with:


Enhancing performance

Various mental strategies, such as visualisation, self-talk and relaxation techniques, can help athletes overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential.

Coping with the pressures of competition

Supporting athletes at all levels to deal with pressure from parents, coaches or even their own expectations.

Recovering from injuries

After an injury, athletes may need help tolerating pain (this is also important outside of the sporting arena), adhering to their physical therapy regimens or adjusting to being sidelined.

Keeping up an exercise program

Even those who want to exercise regularly may find themselves unable to fulfil their goal. Sports psychology can help these individuals increase their motivation and tackle any related concerns.

Making sports more enjoyable

Sports organisations for young people may hire a sport psychologist to educate coaches about how to help kids enjoy sports and how to promote healthy self-esteem in participants.


Sports psychology can even help people off the playing field. The same strategies that sport psychologists teach athletes, such as, relaxation techniques, mental rehearsals and cognitive restructuring, for example, are also useful in the workplace, home life and other settings.  It’s important to look at how we use our physical and emotional energy to benefit our health and improve quality of life.

Some of the things 1:1 support can help with:

  • Pain and Injury Management.

  • Acceptance.

  • Increasing confidence.

  • Worrying too much about what others think.

  • Stress and Anxiety Management.

  • Procrastination.

  • Processing the loss of a loved one.

All of these things are very normal and more common than you think.  Once you learn the rules of the mind, then you will understand why often you struggle to manage it.

Please note: This service does not support clinical diagnoses.


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