Dr Bernice Sant
Works as Sports / Performance Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She works with individual adults on a wide range of issues linked to performance. These include understanding and addressing performance-related problems such as stress and anxiety; creating purpose and meaning; changing unhelpful behaviours that impact upon personal fulfilment and achievement (including procrastination); exploring and changing mindset; enhancing resilience and motivation; increasing assertiveness/ confidence; dealing with difficult relationships with colleagues or friends; improving physical activity and engagement with exercise; developing self-reflection and self-awareness; supporting performance in sports issues including recovery from injuries; developing mindfulness and relaxation; managing anger; and dealing with difficult personal situations such as loss or transitions.
Bernice's training is in sports psychology and she has a particular interest in working with sports performance related issues such as anxiety; resilience; motivation; physical activity and exercise related issues; self-reflection; performance sports issues; injuries; mindfulness; creating purpose; and behaviour modification.
Bernice is fluent in Maltese and is happy to work with people who would feel more comfortable working in this language.
Bernice's way of workingBernice works in a client-led way, tailoring her approach to meet the needs and preferences of each individual. She incorporates a number of different approaches into her work where she feels these may be helpful for clients. These include: Counselling; Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Humanistic approaches.
Bernice is also able to offer Coaching.
Bernice's background and trainingBernice has a significant amount of experience working as a performance practitioner with a diverse range of performance individuals including those in sport, performing arts, business, the military, hospitals, academia, etc.
Bernice has a Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology and an MSc in Sports Psychology (both from Liverpool John Moore University); an MSc in Performance Psychology from Edinburgh University; and a BA in Psychology and Theatre Study.
Bernice is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Bernice charges £95 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.