On The Sporting Couch: Chris Lewis
The former England cricketer speaks openly about his struggles in life, including his time in prison and his mental well-beingSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20 Nov 2017
On the Sporting Couch: Mark Clattenburg
'On the Sporting Couch’ hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues in sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake an on-air therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles. In this episode controversial referee Mark Clattenburg reveals the struggles he went through to make it to the top, from the career highs of officiating in a Champions League final, to the lows of being suspended from the Premier League and the decision to leave England, which ultimately cost him his place officiating at the World Cup.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 Dec 2018
On The Sporting Couch: Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway gives TalkSPORT a fascinating insight into coming to terms with his anger issues as a player, the pressure of football management and being the father to 3 deaf daughters.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 Apr 2019
On The Sporting Couch: Iwan Thomas
The former Olympic athlete who speaks about his struggles with depression following the end of his sporting careerSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20 Nov 2017
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On the Sporting Couch: Keith Gillespie
Each episode of On the Sporting Couch tells an incredible story of determination in a sporting athlete. In this episode psychotherapist and sports broadcaster Gary Bloom talks to former Manchester United and Northern Ireland midfielder Keith Gillespie. Keith shares a frank insight into how he lost £7million to a gambling addiction.If you have been affected by any part of this programme, there are a number of organisations that could help you. They include...Mental Health Foundation020 7803 1101Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.Together020 7780 7300Supports people through mental health services.The Centre for Mental Health020 7827 8300Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.Depression Alliance 0845 123 2320Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy01455 883300Through the BACP you can find out more about counselling services in your area.PANDAS Foundation0843 28 98 401 (every day from 9am-8pm)PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line, Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more. Citizens AdviceGives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.Support for children and young peopleYoung Minds020 7336 8445Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.Childline 0800 1111Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.NightlineListening, support and information service run by students for students.Other places you could go for supportAge Concern 0800 009966Infoline on issues relating to older people.Lesbian and Gay Switchboard020 7837 7324Provides information, support and referral services.Refugee Council020 7346 6700The UK’s largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers.Relate0300 100 1234Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.Counselling DirectoryA free, confidential directory of trained, professional counsellors and therapists in the UK.Teacher Support Network08000 562 561 A 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year. The network also campaigns for change within schools and education policy... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 May 2018
On The Sporting Couch: Jamie O'Hara
The former Tottenham footballer Jamie O'Hara opens up to On The Sporting Couch presenter Gary Bloom about his unfulfilled football career, his high profile celebrity marriage, a stint on Big Brother and how his life spiralled into depression.The midfielder also reveals how he turned his life around thanks to Harry Redknapp and his love of football.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 Mar 2019
On The Sporting Couch: Colin Hendry
Premier League winner Colin Hendry is ‘On the Sporting Couch’ is in conversation with sports psychologist Gary Bloom discussing his struggle with alcohol and gambling following family tragedy.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 Aug 2019
On the Sporting Couch: Chris Kirkland
Chris Kirkland, the former Liverpool and England goalkeeper talks candidly about his problems with depression and the anxiety he suffered during his playing career, that left him contemplating suicide. Chris also describes how frustrated he became with life at Anfield and how he's managed to overcome the illness.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14 Dec 2018
On the Sporting Couch: Nigel Owens
Sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom hears incredible stories of determination from sporting figures. In this episode rugby referee Nigel Owens speaks openly about coming to terms with his sexuality and battles with bulimia and depression.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 May 2018
On the Sporting Couch: James Wade
Darts star James Wade joins sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom to speak openly about living with bipolar disorder and ADHD and explain how this affects his life and career.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 May 2018