When it comes to performance, Psychologists work with individuals, groups, and teams engaging within a wide range of different pursuits. Whether you are looking to realise your potential, improve your team’s approach, develop collaboration amongst your colleagues, perform at a higher and more consistent level, or simply wanting to enjoy the experience more, Think Clearly Performance has you covered. Using psychology, we make it possible for you to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for your performance pursuit.
Think Clearly is run by Chartered Sport Psychologist and HCPC Regsitered Practitioner Psychologist, James Lambdon. Learn more about James’ Approach
How to Think Clearly
Core Mental skills For Peak Performance
Research suggests that there are a range of psychological skills that performers can draw upon to ‘get to’ and ‘stay at’ levels of high and/or consistent performance. We support clients to develop skills such as: Goal setting, self-regulation, planning and organisation, reflection, imagery, routines and performance evaluation.
Personality, Mindset & Behavioural Style
Sustained high performance does not rely on any one single personality, mindset, or series of behaviours. We use modern personality theory to support our work in helping individuals to spot a changing context and our adapt their mindset and/or behaviour appropriately.
Working with others: The Role of Relationships
Performance does not occur in a vacuum. Communication, Leadership, Collaboration, Group Dynamics, and Relationship are all important considerations for performers working with others, and are all examples of areas we can support clients in.
Mind Body Relationships & Performance Challenges
Achieving a desired level of performance can be challenging. Striving for excellence or peak performance regardless of the performance domain, can (at times) require us to deal with levels of stress or anxiety, or lead to fluctuations in confidence and motivation.
Understanding & Managing Performance Consequences
The pursuit of performance can sometimes be associated with negative outcomes, such an injury, isolation, mental health challenges, and career transitions.
Helping You Think Clearly
Individual sessions are available for athletes, coaches, officials, support staff, and performers. Typically delivered on a one-on-one basis, initial sessions can be arranged when you need them. Following all individual sessions, clients are provided with summary notes, and a psychological development plan (created in collaboration with you), enabling you to track your development and performance.Read more
Ongoing Support Packages
For individuals looking for more comprehensive support, ongoing support packages of three, six, or ten month durations are offered to support you in your performance pursuit. Each package includes a blend of face to face and e-meetings, alongside a personal development plan and ongoing strategies and resources to use alongside your meetings.Read more
Spotlight and SpotlightTEAMS
Spotlight is a personality proﬁling tool, designed with performance in mind. Having completed accredited practitioner training, James can lead you (or you team) through Spotlight Profiling and SpotlightTEAMs. Spotlight tools helps performers to understand their natural performance preferences; helping people to FLEX their style to connect with others, and COPE in order to thrive. This profiling process involves completion of an online preferences assessment, and a face to face debriefing session (to either an individual or team), helping you adapt your approach to maximise your performance.Read more
Through Think Clearly Performance, James offers a comprehensive group supervision program to candidates working towards completion of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) or the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR). This unique supervision programme offers a blend of group, peer, and individual supervision. James appears on both the BPS Register of Applied Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and BASES list of accredited SPEAR Supervisors.Learn more
I have been working with James for the past 2 years and he has really opened my eyes to ensuring that I arrive at tournaments fresh physically and mentally. James doesn’t have 1 strategy which fits all, he is very quick to adapt his approach to suit you and work with you on a personalized plan.
It took me a little while, however, the results have spoken for themselves, I have won the last 2 county championships, something I haven’t achieved in 15 years of trying and improved in all areas of my game.
James has helped me to understand my golf and my energy levels, without a doubt his help has enabled to achieve more from my game and also enjoy playing golf even more!
I first met with James having suffered from panic attacks during open water swims in triathlon; pretty unpleasant experiences that had a big impact on my performance. Working with James has enabled me to take a more systematic and realistic approach to training and competition, and has really improved my understanding of myself as an athlete. I have no doubt that James’ input and support made a big contribution to my success this season, which culminated in a fantastic experience at the Age Group World Championships, and I can’t thank him enough.Phoebe S – Triathlete
I first got in contact with James a few years ago after he came highly recommended by my County Coach. I was seeking consistency in all areas of my game. James’s practical approach to coaching leaves me instantly more confident and with plenty of games/drills to help concreate the work done in our talks. Anyone that is serious about taking their sports performance to the next level should have regular psychology coaching/support. Mental faults are harder to iron out than technical faults, with guidance from James you will be able to reach your goals at an excelled rate.Jeremy Larcombe – Amateur Golfer
Think Clearly Golf
Frequently work in Golf, led James to develop a Golf Psychology specific space for Golfers to develop the mental side of their game. Think Clearly Golf is an online membership platform full of resources specifically designed to help golfers to think clearly in their pursuit of better golf.Visit the platform