Fitness Psychology & Counselling Services

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There’s nothing better than the feeling that all of things you have learned, explored and have been passionate about have finally come together into a way in which you can serve others to help them thrive and live their best lives.

I am so proud to have opened my appointment books for my Fitness Psychology and Counselling Services, starting May 2017.

For those of you who follow me on social media, you would have perhaps noticed that I have been pretty quiet of late, and its for good reason: I have been busy building a service and service model which now allows me to work individually with those of you who are needing specialised support in areas where personal experience, empathy and understanding are crucial to reaching successful outcomes.

In a world of cookie-cutter programs and people handing out advice based solely on personal experience (“it worked for me, it should work for you too!”) and not necessarily qualified, I am proud to say I not only have both Undergraduate and Post Graduate qualifications in Psychology, I also have a Certificate in Fitness and am a Level 2 Accredited Running Coach. I have recently completed specific CPD areas in:

  • Fostering Resilience
  • Sports Motivation and Performance
  • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Working with Trauma

I offer a variety of session styles both in person or via Skype, and am pleased to offer the following specialties:


You’ve dedicated blood, sweat and (perhaps) tears for months now physically preparing for your A-race; now its time to tick off the last box of full preparation – the mental prep. As an athlete myself and with my coaching knowledge, I have great insight into training loads, periodisation and how training phases can impact your mental state and clarity.

Think of it like Sports Psychology for the Everyday Athlete. 

I find one or a series of mental prep sessions is a great way to honour all of the work you have put in so far in order to achieve your true potential. These sessions are also a great way to attend to any training blocks you may be experiencing or just need someone to help you navigate the ‘fog’ that both physical and mental fatigue can cause.

If this sounds like something you need, you can email me and lets get you organised.


Have you ever really thought about the true nature of your relationship with fitness and movement? For many of us, our relationship with movement, fitness and/or sport was set at an early age, impacting the way we have engaged in these areas of activity throughout our lives.

If you find yourself in a constant cycle of 12-week challenges, spending your time doing activities you don’t enjoy, or lacking motivation, it may pay to drop me a line and we can take a good look at how we can optimise the way you are engaging with movement.


From the moment we decide to pursue something, our core ‘why’ is going to impact our path, our perseverance, and ultimately, our success. If you are finding that you are hitting blocks in training, continually coming up short in your performances, or simply want to set a solid foundation for a lifetime of enjoyable activity, then a Strategic Motivation session may be for you.

Drop me a line here and we can get you sorted.


cropped-leah_gilbert-83-web.jpgOBESITY SUPPORT

A key area of passion for my research and application is a concept called Weight Trauma, or Weight Stress. I have a belief that many people who carry weight also carry trauma as a result of social implications of weight and obesity, requiring a treatment model focused on healing and stress management. In line with the general HAES concept, I believe that if we can heal the mind, move the body in a manner which is fulfilling and relative to who we are; and nourish through nutrition, this can lead to overall health improvements for life.

If you would like to explore this option for yourself more, you can contact me here.


Whilst more severe cases of disordered eating may be referred to specialist clinical providers, I am more than happy to have an informal chat with you about your individual situation to see whether I can help you. You can contact me here.


Have you ever really sat back and taken stock of how our feelings and beliefs about our bodies impacts our quality of life on a daily basis?

I am more than happy to work with you to develop a renewed neutrality or appreciation of your body so you can move forward and thrive with a fearless existence.

You can contact me here to get you started.