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On The Sporting Couch

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One in four of us will experience issues with our mental health, and sports men and women are no different. 'On the Sporting Couch', hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues with sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake and share a therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles.

One in four of us will experience issues with our mental health, and sports men and women are no different. 'On the Sporting Couch', hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues with sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake and share a therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles.
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London, United Kingdom

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One in four of us will experience issues with our mental health, and sports men and women are no different. 'On the Sporting Couch', hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues with sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake and share a therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles.

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English


Episodes

On The Sporting Couch: Colin Hendry

8/2/2019
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:55

On The Sporting Couch: George Groves

7/29/2019
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‘On the Sporting Couch’ returns twith a revealing and fascinating episode with George Groves the former World Champion Boxer. George discusses the challenges faced in making it to the top, the struggle in coming to terms with his two defeats to Carl Froch and also his rivalry as an amateur with James Degale. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:39

On The Sporting Couch: David Cotterill and Simon Church

7/14/2019
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On the Sporting Couch’ returns to talkSPORT on Sunday 13th July at 8pm with a revealing and fascinating episode with two players that were part of the Wales squad that reached the semi-finals at the Euros in 2016. Winger David Cotterill and striker Simon Church chat with Sports Psychologist Gary Bloom about their experiences with mental health issues and dealing with the highs and lows of career in football. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:50

On The Sporting Couch: Leon McKenzie

5/5/2019
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On the Sporting Couch with former professional Boxer and Footballer Leon McKenzie. A fascinating insight into his struggle with injuries, depression a spell in prison and how he's come through it all to be a leading voice in mental health issues in sport and beyond. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:33

On The Sporting Couch: Ian Holloway

4/7/2019
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:19

On The Sporting Couch: Jamie O'Hara

3/31/2019
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:26

On the Sporting Couch: Katharine Merry

1/4/2019
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Athlete and Olympic medallist Katharine Merry discusses the psychology that helped her reach the top with 'On the Sporting Couch' presenter Gary Bloom. The runner reveals her frustrations with injuries that curtailed her career, the discrimination she faced from team mates and the struggle to forge a new career in the media. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:21

On the Sporting Couch: Chris Kirkland

12/14/2018
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​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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:21

On the Sporting Couch: Mark Clattenburg

12/7/2018
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'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...

Duration:00:50:28

On The Sporting Couch: Brian Moore

11/30/2018
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The former England hooker Brian Moore, who played at 3 World Cups joined host Gary Bloom for an in depth discussion on his life in Rugby and beyond. Brian reveals his battled with his alter-ego that he named 'Gollum' and struggled to come to terms with life away from professional sport. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:13

On the Sporting Couch: Stiliyan Petrov

11/23/2018
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The former Aston Villa and Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has been 'On The Sporting Couch' discussing his amazing recovery from a life threatening illness. The Bulgarian international was given only a 25% chance of living after he was diagnosed with Leukaemia, but with the support of his wife and unbelievable mental attitude he fought the odds and won the most important match of his career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:48

On the Sporting Couch: Sharron Davies

11/16/2018
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The former Swimmer and TV personality Sharron Davies discusses the mental scars left by being a teenage sporting sensation in this episode of 'On The Sporting Couch' with host Gary Bloom. Sharron reveals the reasons for her competitive edge, the struggles in her personal life and how she's dealt with the celebrity tag. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:51:58

On the Sporting Couch: Johnny Nelson

11/9/2018
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One of Britain's most successful Boxers Johnny Nelson opens up about his fear of getting hit, overcoming mental struggles on the road to becoming World Champion and the shock of being caught up in a kidnap plot. In conversation with Sports Psychologist Gary Bloom, Johnny also pays tribute to his former trainer and mentor Brendan Ingle...who shaped his life both inside and outside of the ring. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:27

NEW On The Sporting Couch: Sam Allardyce

11/1/2018
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Hear it here before anyone else! Sam Allardyce opens up to talkSPORT. The complete second series of On The Sporting Couch starts on Sunday 4th November at 8pm on talkSPORT with an in-depth interview with former England manager Sam Allardyce. On the Sporting Couch is hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom and is a ground-breaking and award winning series of programmes that addresses mental health issues in sport. It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough...

Duration:00:50:10

On the Sporting Couch: Nigel Owens

5/29/2018
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:25

On the Sporting Couch: James Wade

5/16/2018
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:18

On the Sporting Couch: Keith Gillespie

5/16/2018
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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 Foundation 020...

Duration:00:52:25

On the Sporting Couch: Rebecca Adlington

5/16/2018
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The programme is hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, and in this episode he is joined by Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington, who speaks openly about her struggles with fame and coping with success and criticism. Each show tells the incredible individual story of determination of these athletes, who have come to terms with a condition that is too often still a taboo in dressing rooms and sports clubs across the country. For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:47:07

On the Sporting Couch: Duncan Bell

5/16/2018
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This series tells incredible stories of determination from athletes who have come to terms with a condition that is too often still a taboo in dressing rooms and sports clubs across the country. In this episode former Bath and England star Duncan Bell opens up to psychotherapist Gary Bloom about living with depression and anxiety. 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 Foundation 020...

Duration:00:50:18

On the Sporting Couch: Marcus Trescothick

5/16/2018
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Sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom is joined by batsman Marcus Trescothick, who revealed the depression and anxiety that robbed him of the England captaincy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:09