Jim Lowther is a BASES accredited sport psychologist (scientific support) with over 15 years experience providing support to individual players, teams and coaches.

He holds the FA Level 5 Psychology for Football Award and has been an FA tutor on the Psychology for Football courses since 2003.

As a sport psychologist he has worked with:

  • Elite footballers (Crystal Palace FC and Wimbledon FC)
  •  Inter county GAA players (Roscommon GAA and Mayo GAA senior men’s teams)
  •  Elite coaches ;Terry Burton(football), Gary Issott(football), Danny Wilson(rugby), Jon Royce(hockey), Kevin McStay(Gaelic football), Pat Holmes(Gaelic football)
  • Professional rugby players (London Welsh RFC)
  • Elite hockey players (Surbiton HC).
  • Individual GB athletes in their preparation for Olympic games (hockey and athletics).

To book a presentation for your team, school or an individual consultation as a player or coach then email info@soccersteps.ie

“Jim made me aware I had the keys to unlock my true potential through good strategies for preparation and performance. These made a difference to my game and also when I became a coach and manager the same keys were passed onto my players achieving their goals.”

Marcus Gayle, Former professional player who played 236 times for Wimbledon FC in the FA Premier League. Marcus also played for Jamaica in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.

“I worked with Jim when I was in the Crystal Palace youth team. I found his work very helpful and to this day still use things from seeing him when I was in a youth player. More importantly he is a really nice and thoughtful guy to work with.”

Jonny Williams, Charlton FC , Wales international(pictured at Euro 2016), and former Crystal Palace FC player

“Jim Lowther worked with me as part of the Roscommon Senior Gaelic football management group during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Jim provided excellent support in the sports psychology and match analysis areas in particular and worked closely with the players and coaching staff throughout this period.
I found him to be professional, personable and passionate about his work and relationships within the group. He is vastly experienced and this allows for an easy, witty yet focused style of presentation.
Jim has an excellent understanding of what is required in a high performance environment and provided very useful guidance to me concerning the management and development of players within the coaching process.
His insights from other sports also added real value to these inputs. I really enjoyed working with Jim and have no hesitation in recommending him to other team managers across various sports”

Kevin McStay, former Roscommon GAA senior football manager

“I met Jim at an important stage in my career as a professional rugby player. His intervention and the skills he taught me helped improve the consistency of my performance through developing my concentration  and self confidence.
As I have moved into coaching Jim has continued to support me especially with the challenges of group dynamics and how to engage with players. I have always been very grateful  for Jim’s thoughtful advice and the depth of his learning and experience that he draws upon”

Matt Corker, former professional rugby player at Wasps RFC and London Welsh RFC. He is now player-coach at Canterbury RFC, Kent

“Jim worked with us during the 2017 season when we won the Connacht championship for the first time since 2010.
His approach helped improve the psychological aspects of player development and the team’s mindset”

Niall Kilroy, senior footballer, Roscommon GAA, Connaught Champions 2017