Psychological performance coaching for scuba divers provided by Dr Laura Walton, Clinical Psychologist and Scuba Diving Instructor, and based in the UK.

Whether you are stuck with a difficulty, or simply wanting to advance your knowledge and skills, psychology can enhance your diving. I can offer consultation, coaching or therapy. We can meet online to talk about your concern and work out a way forward. Alternatively choose from a range of courses.

What would you like help with?

Getting into, or back into diving

It may not seem like it, but plenty of divers struggle with mental or emotional aspects of scuba diving. I can work with you to find out what the issue is, and what is keeping you stuck.

Some of the issues I help people with include:

  • Overcoming nerves and anxiety
  • Dealing with unhelpful, or negative thoughts
  • Building confidence for approaching challenges
  • Getting over diver panic and other barriers to diving
  • Support (in some cases therapy) following a distressing or traumatic dive
  • Ways to learn effectively from training

Being a better, more conscious, diver

This is not just for divers who are struggling, psychology can help you get more out of your diving, as well as reduce the risk of such difficulties. I offer advice and training to develop your diving skill-set beyond the basics. For example: mental rehearsal and visualisation, skills to improve focus and concentration. These are possible as individual sessions or via short, interactive courses.

Expand your awareness of the psychological aspects of diving with courses about issues that are specific to scuba diving, such as diver panic and narcosis.

Where to start?

Just ask me! Simply fill in the form and I’ll reply with some suggestions.


the term “scuba” is the acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

the word “psyche” is defined as the human soul, mind or spirit.