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Helping talented performers reach 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 professional sport, including Harlequins Rugby Football Club, Hampshire County Cricket Club, and AFC Bournemouth. Darren has also worked independently with athletes 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, from online one-on-one coaching and group workshops to bespoke resources and tailored performance plans. Dr Britton provides tailored support to help athletes build resilience, manage performance anxiety, perform under pressure and stay focused on their goals.


Contact us today to find out how Dr Britton can help you reach your potential in sport and in life. *Availability is currently limited, but sessions can be booked via Dr Britton's online calendar below.*

Who we've worked with


Who we have worked with

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Sport / Performance Psychology

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 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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