EXPERIENCE

Vicki Aitken is an experienced Sport Psychology Consultant / Mental Skills Coach with over 13 years experience. Vicki Aitken has primarily specialised in the provision of high quality service to golfers and caddies of all levels but also has extensive experience in tennis and has worked with race car driving, snowboarding, squash, remote control aerobatics, rugby referees, cricket and swimming.
Vicki Aitken brings a level of personal experience to her role as a Sport Psychology Consultant / Mental Skills Coach that sets her apart from other consultants / coaches. Vicki Aitken was a provincial representative amateur golfer in her native New Zealand at both junior and senior level which has enabled her to understand people's goals and objectives from both a player and a consultant's perspective. In addition, Vicki Aitken has worked with over 56 players on the Ladies European Tour for 7 years from 2001 to 2007 inclusive. She has successfully applied this insider knowledge to assisting players from a variety of sports increase their mental toughness and improve their performances. As an experienced Sport Psychology Consultant Vicki Aitken understands the differences in demands facing sports people at club level, elite amateur and professional tour level.

Vicki Aitken in brief:

• Vicki was "The Sport Psychologist with the Ladies European Tour" from 2001 to end of 2007.

•Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (University of Auckland)

•Post Graduate Diploma in Sport Psychology (University of Otago)

•Masters of Physical Education degree in Sport Psychology (University of Otago).

• Vicki has been involved with golf for over 22 years

• Has played at the competitive amateur level

• Has been working as a sport psychology consultant for over 12 years

• Member of Sport and Exercise Sciences New Zealand

• Member of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)

• BASES Re-Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist in psychology (scientific support until 30 Sept 2014).

• Writes a regular golf psychology column for the New Zealand Golf Magazine since 2000

• Writes a regular sport psychology column for the New Zealand Multisport and Triathlete Magazine

• Co-author with Dr. Dan Weigand of the book "Caddy-Talk: Psychology of Being a Great Golf Caddy"

• The sport psychology service provider to New Zealand Golf

• The sport psychology service provider to New Zealand Professional Golfers' Association (NZPGA)

• Vicki has worked individually with over 56 players on the LET as well as professionals on the European Tour, European Seniors Tour, Challenge Tour, Euro Pro Tour, Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour, the US LPGA, US Futures Tour, SAS Masters Tour as well as many elite through to club level amateurs in NZ, UK and Switzerland.

• Vicki has worked successfully in a variety of sports.

 
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Vicki Aitken Consultancy • Pro Shop, Remuera Golf Club • Auckland 1050, New Zealand • Greater London, United Kingdom • NSW & Queensland, Australia
 
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Disclaimer: Vicki Aitken is NOT a registered psychologist and does NOT purport to be one