Simone is a qualified Sports Therapist and a member of the UK Society for Sports Therapists. Over the years Simone has worked with amateur, semi-professional, and professional athletes looking for rehabilitation and restoration of performance levels, and clients from all walks of life who are experiencing pain, discomfort and a loss of function.
Sports therapy is used for the prevention and rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries. Simone utilises a variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients achieve their goals, whether this be professional athletes returning to sport, or people wishing to regain function and pain-free movement. Some techniques that Simone uses are sports massage, manipulation and mobilisation, ultrasound, postural therapies, directed exercises, and kinesiology taping.
Outside of work Simone can usually be found in one of many outdoor athletic pursuits. He enjoys running, skiing, climbing and cycling, and is an avid hiker. Simone has walked routes in England, Wales and Italy, in addition to climbing mountains in Italy and in Iran. When staying local Simone likes to train in the gym and play football.
Clare is an HCPC dual registered Clinical Psychologist and Sports Psychologist. She has been working in the field of psychology for 20 years in both NHS and private practice, and she is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Over her career Clare has worked with a variety of people, from children and adults with significant mental health needs to athletes looking to use psychological techniques to improve performance. Clare has training and experience in several psychological approaches* and she is an advanced practitioner in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).
Clare works with athletes who are looking to psychologically enhance their performance, as well as those who feel stuck, for example held back by anxiety and a lack of confidence. In addition, her expertise in mental health enables her to work with athletes who are struggling with clinical mental health problems and emotional difficulties, which may or may not be related to their sporting performance, such as anxiety and depression, disordered eating, or trauma related difficulties like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In addition to working on an individual or group basis with clients, Clare is experienced in consultation, supervision and facilitating reflective practice, and also completes expert witness work for family and criminal courts. Outside of the clinic room Clare enjoys hobbies such as walking and reading. She also plays hockey for a local ladies team.
*Further therapy training in: Single Session Therapy; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills; Schema Therapy in Forensic Settings; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD and complex trauma; CBT for insomnia; Motivational Interviewing.
*Further therapy training in: Single Session Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy (MDT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Schema Therapy in Forensic Settings, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for PTSD and complex trauma, CBT for insomnia, Motivational Interviewing.