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Helping talented athletes perform on the Front Foot

About Dr Darren Britton

Front Foot Psychology is managed by Dr Darren Britton (BSc, MSc, PGCTLHE, CPsychol, PhD), a sport and performance psychologist based in the United Kingdom. Darren's mission is to help talented performers develop their emotional intelligence and mental readiness, so that they can unlock their potential in sport, education, and life. 


Darren has helped develop talented performers across a range of settings, including Hampshire County Cricket Club and AFC Bournemouth. He is currently the junior academy psychologist at Harlequins Rugby Club.

Using a range of evidence-based strategies from the worlds of sport science, psychology, and psychotherapy, Darren offers a range of different support options tailored to your needs, helping you perform on the front foot when it counts. *Availability is currently limited, but sessions can be booked via Darren's online calendar below.*

Who we've worked with


Who we have worked with


How Darren can help


Skills and strategies to develop emotional intelligence and mental readiness


'Changing the conversation' to help performers get unstuck


Understanding and changing mindset


Space to think and reflect 



Sport and performance psychology services, including one-to-one sessions and support plans for talented performers of all ages.


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


Skills and Experience

 Darren has been a sport psychologist to international sailing teams, professional golfers, county cricketers, marathon runners, rugby academies, and worked with numerous schools in the private sector. He is currently the psychologist for Harlequins' Junior Academy, delivering a psychology programme that prepares young rugby 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 has 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.

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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