Counselling Skills in Applied Sport Psychology Learning How to Counsel

Paul McCarthy, Zoe Moffat

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Counselling Skills in Applied Sport Psychology is a new text that provides a ‘how to’ in basic counselling skills for sport psychology students and practitioners. The book supports scholarship in applied sport psychology at the upper undergraduate and postgraduate levels, especially for those training to become sport psychology practitioners.

Presented in ten chapters and an extensive appendix (of forms and letters) to cater to the ranging needs of students, the book addresses basic counselling skills, their place in applied sport psychology, and personal development. The core of the book lies in exploring counselling models and how to counsel client-athletes through beginnings, middles, and endings. It delves more deeply into personal and professional development, especially understanding therapeutic modalities, supervision, and self-care.

Providing a unique focus of basic counselling skills in applied sport psychology, concentrating on the professional relationship between the sport psychology practitioner and client-athlete in applied sport psychology practice, Counselling Skills in Applied Sport Psychology is essential reading and practice for upper undergraduates and postgraduates in applied sport psychology and sport and exercise psychology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages252
ISBN (Electronic)9781003453857
ISBN (Print)9781032592572, 9781032592589
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • counselling skills
  • applied sport psychology
  • learn to counsel
  • sport psychologist


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