I’m deliberate in my choices, just as I’m sure you are, so we’ll only work together if I believe I can help.

Who is David Priestley?

I live with my wife, Elisabeth and our children.

After University, I started work in high performance settings and I’ve been learning to combine real work with real people in the real world, alongside theory, ever since.  

Over the last 20 years I’ve come to know what it means to work with true high performers: for them and for me.

That’s why I can assure you of absolute discretion and an unwavering focus on your performance improvement.

(You may be asking why I have testimonials from very public figures if I’m so discreet. Fair question. Firstly, it’s because they wanted to help. Secondly – why would you believe me otherwise?).

It is a privilege to work with elite performers, but I don’t blow smoke. I will challenge you as much as I support you. That’s my job.

The tougher you find your challenges the more I will push myself to help you find your solutions. And wherever we take it, for those who want to go further, I’ll work with you to release the performance potential you may have only caught glimpses of to date.

I’m deliberate in my choices, just as I’m sure you are, so we’ll only work together if I believe I can help.

As well as working with you, I work on myself, to experience what it’s like being where you are now.  Plus, I owe it to you to enhance myself in order to enhance you.

I’ll show you if you are the problem and help you to become your solution. Like I said before, that’s my job. And I love it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

My Current, relevant, Qualifications

  • PhD, MSc, BSc, PG-Cert
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • A Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • A BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
  • A member of the IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association), and graduate of core group 7 with ISTDP-UK (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy).
  • Registered on the publicly searchable list of current RQTU members (Register of Qualifications in Test Use) (BPS)

I’ve known David for 22 years and seen him learn, grow and become a practitioner with an incomparable record. He constitutes best practice in our profession.

Professor Zoe Knowles

FBASES; FHEA, HCPC Practitioner Psychologist

Professor of Engagement and Learning

Academic Board member (Professoriate) 

BASES Chair-Elect

Work With Me

I’ll provide you with unobtrusive support you value, at times and in situations you need it.

Ready to move?

Imagine your possibilities, imagine your mental freedom, imagine your different future.

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