Dr Paul McCarthy PhD, MSc, BSc, CPsychol

My name is Dr. Paul McCarthy. I have spent the past 17 years supporting amateur and professional athletes throughout the UK and Ireland. Many athletes seek help to raise confidence, increase motivation and improve concentration - to achieve these goals however, we need build a strong and healthy respect within the person. Finding the right person to support you in your time of need is a challenging and stressful undertaking so I am happy to answer any questions you have to set you at ease.

I am a chartered sport and exercise psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I am a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and an applied sport scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. I lecture on psychology and research within social and cognitive psychology especially sport psychology. I have written and published 10 books on sport psychology.

I spend much of my time working in amateur and professional sport but mostly in golf and football. I support players on the European Tour, Challenge Tour, Europro Tour as well as the LPGA and Ladies European Tour. I worked with various players in the Premier League and organisations (e.g., Scottish Football Association*). I also work with several athletes competing at regional, national, European, World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Some of the sports I have worked with include: athletics, bowls, boxing, dressage, football, golf, gymnastics, Gaelic games, rugby snooker, Tae-kwon-do tennis and wind surfing.

I have written 10 books and 20 peer reviewed research papers within sport psychology. I enjoy writing about sport psychology and I have made contributions to golf magazines such as Bunkered and Today's Golfer. I enjoy sharing knowledge and informing the public about applied sport psychology. I am a member of Accredited Sports Professionals. I regularly contribute to various radio and television programmes (e.g., STVGlasgow BBC5 Live, LBC, BBC Wales) and newspaper articles (The Sunday Times) to discuss psychology in sport and exercise settings.