MY STORY

Registered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP) working towards HCPC registration. All conversations, communications and associated work are therefore informed by the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Adrienn Szabadics, BSc, MSc, MBPsS

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Growing up as a competitive swimmer for Hungary, I am no stranger to the experiences of a sportsperson. By the age of 10 years old, I was completing AM and PM swimming trainings each day which took me to the edge of my physical and psychological boundaries. Upon retiring from the pool, I took up long distance running as a hobby, and completed my first ultra-marathon in 2021! I enjoy connecting with nature going on hikes, bike rides, snowboarding and skiing. 

This extensive range of experiences from my sporting childhood has only supplemented my education, helping me to find answers to questions such as “why do I feel so nervous?” or “how come I’ve performed so badly when I’ve trained so hard?”. This motivated me to complete my undergraduate degree from Bournemouth University before going on to attain a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Winchester and a second masters degree from Oxford Brookes University in Psychology.

 

I am currently completing my PhD, researching team resilience in high performance sports. The research has a particular focus on developing a training programme to help sports teams sustain optimal levels of functioning despite experiencing adversity. 

If you would like to learn more, or see how I could support your journey, get in touch with me! 

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