A (Relatively) New Team Member

I joined the team at One-Eighty in May 2015, having previously worked in a residential children’s home in Aylesbury. Originally from Oxford, I went to Bangor University in North Wales to study Psychology for my undergraduate degree, before completing my Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the same university. My enthusiasm for the subject has lead me to train as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist through the British Psychological Society. Over the past eighteen months, I have worked with numerous elite athletes at junior and senior level with the main aim of enhancing an individual’s performance. This is achieved by conducting a needs analysis, and working towards a list of targets over an agreed number of sessions. My mission, much like One-Eighty’s, is to support individuals in fulfilling their potential by improving on various aspects of their performance. So far, I has worked in many sports including tennis, basketball, triathlon, and athletics.

In my spare time, I love playing and watching an array of sports, particularly football. In addition to coaching two youth football teams in Ghana and Ecuador, I continue to play football recreationally and hopes to continue this as much as his body allows me! In the future, I hope to gain coaching qualifications in football as well as becoming an accredited Sport & Exercise Psychologist through the British Psychological Society.

So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed this relatively short, but intense spell at One-Eighty. Working with young people and increasing my skill-set were high on my list of priorities, along with joining a welcoming body of staff. I am looking forward to working with new referrals in the future, helping them to work towards their targets and fulfilling their potential.

Mark Keep

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