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Selected Testimonials

UPGRADE YOUR MINDSET

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"I met Keval around 4 years ago at a goalkeeping camp in Portugal that we were both involved in. We instantly got on very well and grew closer throughout the time we spent away together and have kept in contact since. Throughout the years of knowing each other, I have spoken to him about certain situations that I've faced in my career and he has always given me great advice. Whether it be for positives that I have experienced whilst playing, or the negatives that I am trying to deal with. He has always helped me get the best out of each situation we have discussed and he is very good at doing so because he has experience of playing the game. I'm very fortunate to have not only met Keval, but to call him a good friend of mine. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his sort of support, guidance or advice to help get the best out of their situation." 

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"I first started working with keval around 6 years ago through goalkeeper training. Ever since then we have stayed in regular contact and become good friends...I use him a lot to ask for advice on how to overcome sticky moments in my career that I've had over the last few years. He has given me great tools and advice to get me through those spells. We've had interesting chats about the psych state of a goalkeeper because I think it's such an individual position. He's been great for me and I'm really grateful for what he's done in terms of my career. He's great at what he does. He's played the game so he knows what its like being in your shoes. I highly recommend him and he's a great guy as well."

MARCUS BETTINELLI
CHELSEA FC

SAM SARGEANT 
LEYTON ORIENT FC

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"As a former academy player and practicing psychologist, Keval provides a combination of experience and professional skill that is of huge benefit to young sportspeople. In the growing field that is sports psychology within football, Keval stands out as a practitioner that has trodden that difficult path for himself and is able to share his knowledge on both a personal and professional level. Having spoken to our U18 squad recently, Keval was able to relay key learning points from his journey, highlighting the challenges and the opportunities that it provided him, and relaying key strategies for growth that the players can implement for themselves. He was able to approach complex topics in a way that resonates with players that are both starting and ending their time as full-time scholars. We look forward to welcoming Keval back to the Academy in the future. With thanks from us all at QPR."

ADAM KALINIECKI
Head of Academy Operations & Player Care, Queens Park Rangers FC

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SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

WITH KEVAL PATEL

Based in London I work with athletes, teams and organisations from around the world, helping them apply psychology to upgrade their mindset and reach their performance goals. 

With 16 year experience in academy, semi-professional and professional football combined with 3 years experience as a performance psychologist working in elite football and golf, I help and support my clients to:

  • Develop a competitive edge 

  • Build a growth mindset 

  • Play with confidence

I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BSc, MSc, MBPsS) so all advice is based on the latest scientific research combined with experience working in some of sports most high-performance environments. 

Click the testimonials button to find out how I've been helping current clients or scroll down to book your free initial consultation. 

  • Sport Psychology support for professional and amateur athletes 

  • Professional advice and experience for those performing at the elite level

  • Workshops for teams, clubs and organisations

  • Resources, social media and content creation

SERVICES BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

HOW I CAN HELP

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IN THE MEDIA

SHARING HIGH-PERFORMANCE MESSAGES

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the goalkeeper's Mindset Podcast

INSIGHT AND ADVICE FROM THE GAMES MOST EXPERIENCED & HIGH-PERFORMANCE GOALKEEPERS

  • Learn about the mental skills and strategies professional goalkeepers apply to their game

  • Exclusive insight into the demands of the professional game

  • Experiences and stories from all levels of the football pyramid 

  • Understand the requirements to forge and sustain a successful career as a professional goalkeeper. 

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