Do you run to support your mental health yet find you never manage to run to full recovery?

Does running boost your confidence yet it remains low in other areas of your life?

Does your inner dialogue take the joy out of your running?  

Do those old demons keep showing up even though running supports your mental wellbeing?

The Runner’s Therapist is here to help. 

With my unique combination of CBT and EMDR therapy for mental health recovery and mindset coaching for running, we’ll get you running and living well.



Running undoubtedly supports our mental health, and that’s great.  But sometimes we need something more.  Something that complements our running and optimises its benefit.


With optimal mental health and mindset…
You can run happy, confident and mentally well.
You can live happy, confident and mentally well.
I know you can!
Michelle Griffiths-Reeve

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) , EMDR UK Accredited EMDR Practitioner​, Certified Mindset Coach, Time Line Therapist, NLP Sports Practitioner, Passionate Runner

Therapy and mindset coaching


Whilst running goes a long way towards supporting our mental wellbeing, runners are not immune to mental health difficulties.
By combining therapy for mental health and mindset coaching to support both running and life performance, you can ensure you run towards recovery, and beyond it.
I offer EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and mindset coaching, tailored to your unique needs on a session by session basis.  I’ve worked in the mental health service for 19 years, providing CBT for over ten of these and EMDR for over five years.
We’ll start with a free, no obligation, connection call so that you can ensure I’m the right therapist for you.  Sessions are £89 each, starting with a 90 minute assessment followed by 60 minute treatment sessions.
I am experienced in treating the following mental health conditions:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • ​Self-criticism
  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress related difficulties
In addition, the Reclaim your Running and Reclaim your Life programme is designed specifically for runners who have been unable to run experiences they’ve had and struggle with negative self-belief.  You can find out more here

The Runner’s Therapist is a specialist branch of my Psychology to Succeed practice


I needed help to nail the anxiety & emotional distress that I felt when cycling, a fairly important part of any triathlon. Cue Michelle. She clearly and simply explained (sometimes with the use of pictures) what was going on in my head and the process (EMDR) she would use to correct it. Some of the sessions were emotionally intense but Michelle was there 100% and I never felt unsupported at any time during the process. Fast forward to my first ride out this year – absolutely amazing. No anxiety or emotional distress, just me riding my bike. I can not recommend this lady enough. This has been truly life changing.


Michelle’s approach to clients is very straightforward, sympathetic and easy to understand. She really helped me understand where my anxiety was coming from and gave me tools to help myself in a simple way. I got great results in a few sessions and other people noticed a change in me. I now know if I have anxiety issues again I will be better placed to handle them.


I reached out to her to help me “get my fire back” after sustaining a two-year leg injury and feeling completely burnt out from sport. I couldn’t be more grateful to have found her. She is also one of the most patient and thoughtful people you will ever meet, and her years of experience means she has MANY tools in her toolbox, while being an athlete herself means she understands exactly what you’re going through. It has been a true honour and joy to work with Michelle. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Runner and Strength Athlete

Seven Ironman’s completed and I knew I needed more specialist help, marginal gains for some but after spending time with Michelle it was much more than marginal gains.  I went to see Michelle to help overcome my swimming fears and I came away with a stronger mindset for all three disciplines and swimming my fastest swim EVER!  The world championships are only around the corner so looking forward to seeing what amazing results we can get this year. 

Sports Performance Coach and 9x Ironman


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