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About Me

Hi! My name is Shakira Saleem and I'm currently a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training (SEPiT). I'm passionate about helping others and aim to help athletes achieve their goals and reach their full potential. 

Additionally, I have individual sessions and workshops tailored to children in both primary and secondary schools; I aim to help them develop the mental skills they need to thrive in both sporting and non-sporting contexts.

I have always had an increased interest in sport and whilst completing my BSc in Psychology I learnt more about sport psychology and went on to do a masters. Here, I learnt the importance of mental preparation and the impact it can have on performance. This is why I aim to help children and athletes build resilience, confidence and self-awareness.

My approach is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) where I use techniques such as goal-setting and mindfulness whilst providing a safe and supportive environment that encourages open communication and fosters trust and connection.



BSc Psychology (with professional placements)
Brunel University 


Learnt the core aspects of Psychology through theory, research methods and practical skills. I completed two 6-month placements; the first in Victim Support and the second was in the University completing research


MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Brunel University


Gained a deeper understanding of the psychological factors influencing performance, motivation, and wellbeing in sports and exercise settings. I also developed practical skills in areas such as performance enhancement, mental skills training, and athlete wellbeing. 


Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR)

Currently working under supervision as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training (SEPiT) 

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