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Helping talented performers unlock their potential

About Dr Darren Britton

Welcome to Front Foot Psychology, the website of Dr Darren Britton, a leading sport and performance psychologist based in the UK.


Darren has over a decade of experience working in elite sport, including professional rugby and county cricket. Darren has also worked with individuals from a range of different sports, including international sailors, professional golfers, and elite endurance athletes, helping them to develop the mental skills they need to perform at their best. 

At Front Foot Psychology, we offer a range of services, including one-to-one consultations, group workshops, and tailored support plans.


Contact us today to find out how we can support you in sport and life. *Availability is currently limited, however please get in contact to enquire about Darren's schedule.

Who we've worked with


Who we have worked with

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Sport / Performance 

Sport and performance psychology services, including one-to-one sessions, support plans, and group and team consultations.

Wellbeing / Personal Development

Consultations and support for teams looking to maximise their individual and collective performance


Bespoke workshops and programmes for schools and colleges to help develop mental skills for sport, education, and life.

Training and Supervision

Darren provides training and supervision to aspiring sport psychologists, including those on BPS Stage 2 and BASES SEPAR

How we help individuals


Assess strengths, blindspots, and needs


Learn psychological skills and techniques


Develop a deeper understanding


Create robust routines and solutions

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Skills and Experience

Darren is currently the lead academy psychologist for Harlequins Rugby Club, delivering a programme that prepares players for future success in the professional game.With a PhD and published research in the field of Sport Psychology and Adolescent Development, Darren has significant experience working numerous teams and organisations developing the country's most talented athletes.


Darren is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist, the highest standard of certification and regulation in the UK. He is also a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aider and certified in numerous counselling approaches, including Rational Emotive Cognitive Therapy and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. 

Darren regularly appears in the media to give expert comment on the psychology of performance. Outlets have included the BBC World Service, the Telegraph, and Premier League TV (see video).

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What People Say
"Darren's vast experience, particularly working with youth athletes gives a unique understanding of the challenges faced by dual career athletes and  how best to support them to thrive in both sport, academia and life! Always available when we sign post athletes to him, we are incredibly grateful for Darren’s support within our programme."

Kelly Jones, Athlete Support Officer, Solent High Performance Academy

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