Chelsea striker Beth England tells how she sought help to cope with mental health struggles

Beth England sought help during mental health struggles (PA images)
Beth England sought help during mental health struggles (PA images)
13:10pm, Sun 08 Mar 2020
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Chelsea and England striker Beth England has said that she went to a psychologist when she thought she couldn't make it in football.

England was benched by Chelsea before she went on loan to Liverpool in the 2017/18 season.

She is currently joint top scorer in the Women's Super League with Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema and a regular starter for The Blues. She also made her England debut last August.

But she has said she needed help during her difficult period.

"You find a way through it. Everyone's journey is different. I was at a stage in my career when I went on loan and I genuinely didn't think I was going to make it.

"My agent helped me and I went to see a psychologist that got me in a better mindset because I've always been a person that's very hard on myself and critical. 

"He was able to help me get into a position where I could not put so much pressure on myself and be less critical," she told the BBC.

England is currently a part of the Lionesses squad at the SheBelieves Cup. The side lost to the US 2-0 on Thursday and will face Japan this evening.

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