AN UNDERSTANDING OF ATHLETES
MY TURNING POINT
BEEN IN YOUR SHOES
In November 2012, Keval represented Stevenage Football Club in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup at the age of 16. Being one of the youngest players on the pitch with little experience playing in big matches led him to experience performance anxiety whilst standing in the tunnel. While his dream was always to be a professional footballer, his 'Plan B' was always to pursue a career in sport psychology; to use his experiences of being in the athletes shoes so they can thrive under the growing demands of elite sport.
COMBINING LIVED EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
Before pursuing a career in sport psychology, Keval represented several professional football clubs at academy level, training and competing in some of Englands most elite and high-performance environments.
Between 2013 and 2015, he completed a Scholarship At Stevenage Football Club whilst studying towards his A-Levels, and in 2018 he began his Undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) at the University of Nottingham. He subsequently completed his MSc in Applied Sport Psychology in 2019 and set-up KNP Sport Psychology Ltd.
He is a Chartered Member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an Associate Fellow at the University of Essex.
With extensive experience working in elite sport, he has a passion to combine his experiences as an athlete with his theoretical knowledge of performance psychology to support a number of professional footballers, goalkeepers, golfers and elite athletes; giving them the tools and skills to take back control of their mental game and fulfil their potential.
HELPING PEOPLE PERFORM AT THEIR PEAK
Keval is a Performance Psychologist working predominantly in the field of elite sport. His purpose is to help athletes of all levels reach their performance goals by upgrading their mindset through applying psychology to training and competition. He places equal emphasis on performance and wellbeing to ensure athletes are in peak psychological condition so they can maximise their performances and play with confidence.