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