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A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You

My name is Dr Paul McCarthy. I have spent the past 20 years supporting amateur and professional athletes throughout the UK, Ireland and across the globe. Many athletes seek help to raise confidence, increase motivation and improve concentration - to achieve these goals, however, we need to build 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 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.

How can I help you?

I offer talking support over video-link and in person. Because I mainly use video-link, you can access my services from anywhere in the world. All you need is Wi-Fi or a phone signal.

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My TED Talk

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Working Well Together

When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it’s important to have a knowledgeable professional you can turn to. Over the years, I’ve provided psychological services to athletes, coaches and teams throughout the world. My expertise covers a broad spectrum of  services, and I’m happy to share my experience and qualifications.


Here is a free course for those interested in improving at the mental game of golf

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My work schedule means I cannot see every client who contacts me or perhaps some clients need a grounding in topics on motivation or confidence before we work together. Online courses are a useful way to get starting on the mental game in your sport.

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I enjoy researching and writing research for publication. My research explores topics in psychology especially sport and exercise psychology. I have been keen to explore applied sport psychology, attention and concentration, alongside topics exploring challenge and threat states in athletes.


Guaranteed Excellence


Sporting Bounce is a directory of sport professionals working with athletes, coaches and teams the world over. You might find whom you need by looking through our directory. See here for more details.


The Good Athlete is an online library of courses to work on in your time and build the skills you need to win at the mental game. This resource is growing all the time. See here for more details. 

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