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Supporting and Developing Talented Performers

Our Mission:

We want to help talented performers unlock their potential and be at their best when it counts, whether that be in sport, education, or life. 

Front Foot Psychology is managed by Dr Darren Britton (BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, PGCTLHE), a sport psychologist and performance coach based in the United Kingdom. Darren has helped develop talented performers across a range of settings, including premier league football academies, county cricket, and national scholarship programmes.

Using a range of evidence-based strategies from the worlds of sport science, psychology, and psychotherapy, our one-to-one coaching is available to performers from all different sports and backgrounds. Get in contact now to arrange a free 15 minute pre-consultation call or book to your first session.

Who we've worked with


Who we've worked with


How we can help


Psychological skills and strategies for performance


'Changing the conversation' to help performers get unstuck


Understanding and changing mindset


Space to think and reflect 



Sport psychology services, including one-to-one performance coaching and support plans for talented performers of all ages, as well as coach education. 


Performance coaching to help overcome life's challenges, including exam pressure, stress, anxiety, confidence, and pain management


Bespoke workshops and programmes for schools and academies. Developing students' mental skills so they can be at the best when it counts.


Skills and Experience

 Darren has been a sport psychologist and performance coach to international sailing teams, professional golfers, county cricketers, marathon runners, football academies, and worked with numerous schools in the private sector. 

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. He is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist, the highest standard of certification and regulation in the UK. 

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