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Kat Longshore

Kat Longshore, MSc

Sport Psychology Consultant

 

Kat Longshore is dedicated to enhancing sport performance and satisfaction by enabling them to access the full potential of their mental capabilities and awareness because she believes that at a certain point the physical always gives way to the mental.

Kat has experience working with teams and individuals in a variety of sports, ranging from tennis to rugby to softball; contexts, ranging from club/grassroots to national/international level; and ages from 11 to 50 years old. She has experience travelling with teams on tour and has had the opportunity to provide support at a World Championships.

Kat is constantly working to improve her knowledge, skills, and client base in the aim of becoming one of the top UK Sport Psychologists.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2010 Level 3 Coach Tutor (Sport Structures, UK)
  • 2010 Level 2 Softball Coach (BaseballSoftballUK)
  • 2009 MSc Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology Pathway) from Brunel University (UK)
  • 2009 Certificate in Humanistic and Gestalt Counselling from the Gestalt Centre (UK)
  • 2007 Bachelor of Science (BS), with Honours, Psychology and minor in Sociology from Lafayette College (USA)

 

Training:

  • 2008 – 2011 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Supervised Experience, 3rd year completed, awaiting Accreditation (UK)

 

Past and Present Clients:

2011

England Women’s Lacrosse National Elite Team
Regional and National Youth Tennis Players

2010

Female Club Level Rugby Union Players

2009

Great Britain Women’s Softball Team
Great Britain Softball Women’s U19s Team
Professional Male Rugby Union Player

2008

Harrow Hockey Club – Women’s First Team
Great Britain & International Female Wrestler

 

Presentations:

  • 2009 BASES Student Conference, University of Hull, UK – MSc Dissertation:
    Leadership and Self-Awareness
  • 2007 National Conference for Undergraduate Students (NCUR), San Francisco, USA
    Honours Thesis – Attributions and Emotions in Sport
  • 2009 Guest Lecturer, Brunel University (UK) – Applied Sport Psychology:
    Behavioural Observation and Gestalt Counselling Skills
  • 2006 Guest Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London (UK) – Sport
    Psychology: Attributions in Sport

 

Specialist Areas of Support:

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Enabling and developing self-awareness
  • Team Building and Team Development
  • Change Management

 

Personal:

Kat was born in New York, USA but spent the majority of her life in Philadelphia, PA. She moved to the UK in 2007 to pursue her masters in sport psychology after completing her undergraduate degree in America. She currently resides in Surrey, UK.

Softball has always been a part of Kat’s life as she started playing from an early age and went on to play Division 1 (highest level) College Softball in America. She now plays recreationally and coaches in schools and at the National Academy and tutors new coaches. Since moving to the UK, Rugby has become her second passion, after playing at Brunel. She is an avid fan and takes any opportunity to catch a game.

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