Athlete counselling

In June 2011, ASADA announced a world-first counselling service to support athletes facing a possible doping ban from sport.

This initiative provides an athlete, who has been notified of a possible anti-doping rule violation, with free access to independent and confidential counselling with qualified professionals.

We recognise that athletes who are confronting a possible anti-doping rule violation may face serious consequences to their career and reputation. The aim of this initiative is to provide short-term counselling and strategies to help individuals deal with very stressful and potentially life-changing circumstances.

The counselling is provided through Davidson Trahaire Corpsych, an independent organisation who provides wellbeing and performance services to thousands of organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.