I've never been much of a believer in the role of psychoanalysis, counselling, motivational speeches and the like, in life or in sport. Sure, it could be useful when a 12 year old is picking up the basics and needs guidance. When it comes to sport, I'd go with Ian Chappell, who'd likely say to someone in international cricket: "Here's your cap, the game starts at 11am" and be done with it.
The best cricketers in the world all have their own processes. Some will sleep before a game, or have a couple of drinks, or even drench themselves in cold sweat all night. Others will watch a movie or read a book. If you are not strong enough in the head and heart, what's a shrink going to do to change that, I wonder. VVS Laxman says, "The mind is the most important aspect." You either have muscles there or you don't.
Who am I to argue anyway? I went white each time I faced a leather ball, even though I was a decent tennis ball slogger once. Could a shrink have helped me straighten out my act? Who knows? Suresh Raina's still iffy against short-pitched bowling, isn't he?