Meet the Team

Dr Mandy Forbes is the Clinical Director of Sports Mind Scotland. 

Dr Mandy Forbes MA (Hons), MSc, D.Clin Psychol is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Mandy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

Mandy is trained in a number of psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and a Diploma in Sports Psychology. She is EMDR 4 level trained. A former Clinical Lead of Clinical Health Psychology, NHS Tayside, Mandy has a number of years experience working in Adult Mental Health and with clients experiencing psychological problems related to their physical health. She has worked in both the NHS and Private sector for a number of years. 

Mandy has a special interest and experience related to Psychological Problems related to sports performance and has worked with a number of professional and elite athletes involved in a number of sports, sporting bodies and professional teams. Mandy is a member of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine,

Mandy is registered with a number of Private Healthcare Insurance Companies

Mandy enjoys and participates in a number of sports

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Dr Ashleigh Sinclair, BSc (Hons), D.ClinPsychol. Ash is a Clinical Psychologist and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Ash has a certificate in Cognitive Rehabilitation. Ash draws on a range of  therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Behaviour Activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. 

Ash's interests are applying psychological therapies to address difficulties experienced  by athletes at any level.

Ash enjoys participating in endurance events such as ultra marathons and has completed 11 ultras to date, including the West Highland Way Race and the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC) which is part of the UTMB running festival.

Mandy and Ash will be running the Team/Group/Coaches Programmes

Dr Gill Watson is the Marketing Director of Sports Mind Scotland. Gill has a number of years experience working in the NHS and academia. Gill ran her own successful hypnobirthing business for a number of years. She has experience of delivering health education and health promotion.

Gill plays a number of sporting activities

Commencing 2019, Sports Mind Scotland are excited to be welcoming a new member of the team who specialises in Sport and Psychology.