About Me

My name is Scott Gunning and I am a Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist.


As a competitive athlete for the past 15 years, I know first hand how important having the right mindset is if you want to perform at your best. Therefore, I set up Gunning Mental Performance to provide Sport and Exercise Psychology support to individuals and teams, regardless of age or ability. I seek to work from a 'client-centred approach' putting you, as the athlete, at the centre of the work and tailoring my services to your needs.

My aim is to work alongside you and help you to discover your strengths as an athlete, explore your thoughts and guide you to understand how you can utilise these to reach your true potential, both in sport and in life. 

Outside of running Gunning Mental Performance, I am currently an athlete myself, competing predominantly in the 200m and 400m. I am also a fan of Chelsea FC, Formula 1, Star Wars and Marvel.

I currently work at the University of Hertfordshire as a Teaching Fellow in Sport Coaching and Sport Psychology.

To learn more about how my current training is being assessed please visit https://www.bps.org.uk/qualifications/sport-exercise-psychology 

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EDUCATION

Coventry University

September 2016-May 2020

BSc Sports Psychology
1:1

University of Winchester

September 2020-September 2021

MSc Applied Sports Psychology
Distinction

British Psychological Society

November 2021- Present

Currently enrolled on the BPS QSEP Stage 2 training.

 

Teaching Experience

Visiting Lecturer - University of Winchester

January 2022 - August 2022

Lecturer in Sport Psychology/ Skill Acquisition

Teaching Fellow- University of Hertfordshire

August 2022- Present

Teaching Fellow in Sport Coaching and Psychology