Helping you to perform
at your best


Anna Waters Performance Psychology
delivering world class performance on stage,

in sport and in business

  • Are you often distracted by nerves before you perform? 
  • Do you lack confidence for important events?
  • Do you mentally beat yourself up over mistakes and setbacks?

These are all examples of your mind distracting you away from performing at your best and this is something I can help with. Performance psychology addresses the connection between what happens in our minds and how we perform. 

I can work with you to help you build a stable and resilient connection between your mind and your performance. Firstly, by helping you to understand how your mind works and then developing the skills you need, to be able to perform at your best.

Dr Anna Waters

Performance Psychology

I’m Dr Anna Waters, a performance psychologist based in the South East.  I offer expert mind management skills training to performers, specialising in performing arts, sport and women in business.  Sessions can be in person around the UK, or virtually.

I am privileged to be able to work with leading performers in the arts, sport and business, but you don’t have to be a top performer to benefit from working with me, I love working with performers of all levels.

As a performance psychologist, I am fortunate to have spent seven years working with Professor Steve Peters sharing The Chimp Model ideologies and was managing director of Chimp Management for some of this time. Whilst at Chimp Management, I was supervised by Steve and gained understanding of how the mind works from a neuroscientific perspective. This combined with my sport psychology background forms foundations to my work.

Dr Anna Waters

Why see a Performance Psychologist?

I use neuroscience to help you to gain insight into how your mind works.  We then work together to use this understanding to work on the areas that you want to improve on.

Understanding and managing your mind is the key to unlocking your potential and performing at your best.  Simply focusing on your physical preparation will only take you so far and means that you are leaving your probability of success to chance, because your success will depend on how you feel on the day.   If you feel good, you will perform well, if you don’t feel great, you are likely to underperform.

Working on the mental side of your performance, gives you the opportunity to decide on the performer you want to be and to develop skills to manage nerves and anxiety, to stay focused under pressure, to bounce back from mistakes and consistently perform at your best.

How I can help

One-to-one sessions

In person or online -gain insight into how your mind works and develop the practical skills to overcome challenges you face. Sessions are typically 60 minutes and I will work with you to develop programme to match your needs.

Webinars & Workshops

I can deliver an interactive and engaging session for your team, present half-day or full-day workshops, or run facilitated group discussion sessions.

Keynotes & Conferences

Book me to deliver a captivating and informative talk to your audience.

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