At Freedom Performance Psychology, we work with individuals, teams, and organisations to help them perform at their best.
While self-help books, TED talks, and inspirational quotes can be motivating, they can only take us so far. That's why we take a person-centred and language-based approach to our work; applying psychological theory and research to a variety of contexts to help our clients achieve their goals. We recognize that people don't fit into boxes, and we integrate different ideas and ways of understanding a person's experiences to provide support that is useful and meaningful.
"I have been seeing Dr Steve Mayers on and off for some time now and have found him to be a compassionate, knowledgeable and all round great therapist."
Dr. Steve Mayers
BSc, MSc, DClinPsy
As the founder of Freedom Clinical Psychology, Dr Steve Mayers has over 15 years of experience helping clients achieve their goals. He believes in a creative, reflective, and flexible approach to his work, drawing on ideas from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, inter-personal dynamic psychotherapy and systemic family therapy.
Steve holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool, a master's degree in Psychological Research Methods from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Leeds. He is committed to ongoing research and has undertaken specialist projects focusing on the psychological needs of people who are homeless and the input of clinical psychologists in a major trauma centre. He is the author of the book 'Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything you need to know,' commissioned by Routledge.
After a youth spent racing BMX, Steve was a competitive middle and long-distance runner for most of his life and has been competing as a cyclist since early 2020. He has experience of training at a high level and this informs his practice as a performance psychologist.