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Dr. Martin Turner

Sport Psychologist

Stoke on Trent

01782 294 295


Fees available on request


I specialise in how to maximise performance under pressure using psychological skills training. With colleagues I developed psychophysiological pressure testing protocols used by business and sport organisations to understand reactions to performance stress. I also developed “Smart Thinking”, a strategy for helping people deal with adversity, based on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, for which I am also qualified to practice. Currently I am Lead Sport Psychologist with England Futsal and consult with a variety of professional sport and business organisations.


  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Stress and Emotion
  • Dealing with Pressure and Adversity
  • Challenge and Threat


  • PhD in Sport Psychology: The performance consequences, and manipulation, of challenge and threat states (with BPS PhD Thesis Award).
  • Distinction MSc degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (with thesis and academic profile awards).
  • 1st class hons degree in Sport Studies.

Recent Articles


This article is a brief summary of what the research says about resilience, specifically from a psycho-physiological perspective, and what can be done to help athletes develop resilience.

Tipping The Balance

In this article, I will outline what the book is about and some of its contents.