Daniel Smyth is a psychodynamic therapist based in inner London. He is the founder and creator of the Sport and Thought, Football as Therapy social enterprise and currently works throughout London on this project.
Daniel works with both adolescents and adults in a therapeutic context and also offers consultancy on institutional work based dynamics working alongside senior leadership teams in a number of inner city secondary schools and within the corporate world. He also delivers motivational workshops in various settings.
Daniel’s work has been recognised at governmental level on a number of occasions. He has spoken at a number of conferences, most recently at Doha Goals in Qatar, national and international television, live national radio and given seminars at institutions including the Freud museum London.
His academic paper “Sport and Thought, Football as Therapy, A year in the life of an inner city project” was published in April 2014 by Routledge. Follow up papers on the evolvement of the Sport and Thought concept have since been published.
The sport and Thought team comprises of individuals from various disciplines, from football, youth work, bereavement and individuals from the fire serice.