Our expert says:
Yes, I would recommend you see a sports psychologist. The whole issue with "fears", is that they are often illogical and difficult to explain- and need to be unravelled - so that we can start to address them. Seeing as your fear is preventing you from enjoying something which has brought you great pleasure (until now), I would definitely think it's worth working through and trying to get the better of.
You can phone the Sports Science Institute's psychologist on 021 659 5655. If you don't live in Cape Town, perhaps he can refer you appropriately.
Best of luck - I hope things work out!
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