Would you like to be a confident climber?
Is your headgame holding you back from pushing your grade?
Can you stay focused under pressure?
Want to train your mind to match your strength and technique?
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Performance Coach
I offer psychological and mental skills coaching to rock climbers who would like to develop focus and flow, overcome fears and anxieties, improve their motivation and tactics, and develop the right psychological mindset to improve their climbing.
I’m qualified and experienced in using cognitive-behavioural techniques, mindfulness and mental training skills, as well as using graded exposure in a safe, supportive way to help you overcome your fears around leading or falling.
Dr Rebecca Williams BSc DClinPsy CPsychol,
Coaching can be delivered face to face or online via Zoom, for individuals, groups or instructors, and I can also deliver workshops and lectures at your local climbing wall, club or conference.
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
Climbers of any age or level of experience, from kids needing to develop confidence, novices with a fear of heights, weekend warriors wanting to close the gap between their top rope and leading grades, competition climbers wanting to improve their focus and results, to pro climbers who need to stay psyched for long term projects, and everyone in between.
Coaching for Individuals and Climbing Partners
Bespoke sessions for you and your climbing partner to maximise skill development.
Learn alongside likeminded climbers and gain the advantage of extra support from the group.
Lectures & Workshops / Coach Education
Designed to make psychological theory practical and specific to climbers.
I attended a series of reflective practice workshops run by Rebecca for climbing coaches. Expertly structured around topics of mutual interest to the group, Rebecca found a natural balance of group investigation and theoretical teaching . I came away with a greater sense of confidence in my coaching practice as well as ideas around how I can further improve my skill set.
I've been on 2 workshops 2 years apart, both brilliant. Raised my climbing head game considerably. Thanks Rebecca!
Overall it has made a huge difference planning what to do before going...having an aim or purpose rather than just climbing around whatever routes are free
Really enjoyed the Managing Fear and Anxiety in Climbing course. I came away feeling so much more optimistic about my climbing progression. I came away with so many tactics and learned ways to manage my fear when I feel it arise. Thank you so much!!
Just attended a climbing workshop with Rebecca - aching like a good one now. Lots of hints & tips given and an action plan to get the head in the game. Already feeling improved.
I had two 1:1 half day sessions with Rebecca, focusing on reducing my fear of falling. It was such a positive experience. Before the sessions she talked on the phone so she could get a better understanding of where I was struggling and what I had tried… After the sessions I felt equipped with the tools I need to progress. She is also really easy to spend time with! I would highly recommend her.
Had an amazing time on an evening workshop! 3 hours was not enough, I could have done a whole day!!! I was apprehensive at first because it was a lot of sitting down and reading and writing. However Rebecca’s passion and chat was infectious. Her knowledge is amazing and the way she dumbed it down for me to understand was ace. The environment she created was amazing. Would highly recommend
Rebecca… was exceptionally helpful & had quite a few ideas that I hadn't thought of despite doing the usual fall practice