David Charlton

David Charlton

Owner Inspiring Sporting Excellence, HCPC Sports & Exercise Psychologist

In his 20s, despite having a passion for sports and wanting to get involved in a career in sport, this didn’t materialise.  Again David cites a lack of confidence, a mind full of negative thoughts and a family background who had not gone through to higher education.  He ended up working in various jobs in the travel industry, always progressing, leading to his final role as a Branch Manager for a large Corporate Travel company which taught David an awful lot about managing people, controlling your own emotions, dealing with difficult situations and pressure. 
In 2007 David’s life changed forever, when his wife was diagnosed with cancer.  She later died in 2008 when David was 33 years old.  This made David take a long hard look in the mirror and as a result, after being made redundant from his role as Branch Manager he decided to start over again embarking on a new career.  Naturally, this was a very difficult time, however, David’s determination and own Mental Toughness helped him complete the following qualifications on his journey: 
  • Supervisor Training for Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologists
  • Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Stage 2)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Certified Mindfactor and Performance Coach
  • NLP and Hypnotherapy Practitioner
  • Personal Training and Fitness Instructing Qualifications

David is a fully approved Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the BPS and a HCPC Practitioner Psychologist.

What is important to you as a Sports Psychologist?

He is proud of the effectiveness of his work where he has helped many people achieve their goals.  From footballers, golfers, rugby players, tri-athletes, gymnasts, tennis players, swimmers, surfers, cricketers and boxers….  From the 1000s of athletes David has supported. Some of whom are motivated youngsters, others are dedicated amateur athletes and others are at the top of their sport at elite professional level.

In all cases he loves helping seriously motivated athletes gain a mental edge to improve their performance levels.

Trust is imperative to David, therefore, his work remains strictly confidential and chooses not to publicise what he does without the approval of his clients.

David is a keen supporter of the following fantastic charities that are close to his heart: Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Tynedale Hospice at Home, Cancer Research UK and the Way Foundation.  He is also actively involved supporting local sport where he is involved with Sport Tynedale initiatives.

David Charlton as on Skysports Golf Channel
David on Skysports
When we first met, I was ready to quit golf. You were my last resort. And I'm so pleased I met you because you, along with my coach helped me turn it around. I'm loving my golf and performing well too. Thank you David.

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