Leah Gilbert Sports and Fitness Counselling was established in 2017 with a vision to provide specialist support to everyday athletes alongside general counselling services. With a belief that all of us are worthy of having quality support in the pursuit of our true potential, our main areas of specialty are:
- Psychological Recovery for Performance
- Mental Endurance & Mental Fatigue Monitoring
- Event Preparation
- Body Image & Body Peace Support
- Athletic Identity & Athlete Profiling
- Performance Blocks & Troubleshooting
- General Counselling & Support
Over recent years, Leah has established an international reputation as a global thought leader in Body Positive Athleticism and Top Fitness Motivator by outlets such as Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan US. Leah is available for limited speaking opportunities and can be contacted for further information regarding this service.
As one of the few Sports and Fitness Counsellors in operation with Australia, Leah has developed a reputation for helping athletes achieve outstanding results through a unique and innovative support service.
A specialisation in Psychological Recovery for performance has seen the development of new methods of monitoring athlete fatigue and tracking Social, Emotional and Mental Recovery. These groundbreaking methods have seen outstanding results for long-term athletes including Personal Best times in excess of 8 hours over ultra-distance courses. We have also been working intensively with NRL Club the Newcastle Knights on this area of performance for their Junior Elite Athletes.
With both Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Psychology, qualifications in Fitness, and a qualified Recreational Running Coach, Leah has the unique ability to understand all facets of training and performance and tailor support to best fit individual athlete needs and their existing training programs.
Recent professional development studies include:
- Fostering Resilience in Clients
- Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
- Theories of Motivation in Sport
- Eating Disorders
- Working with Trauma
- Counselling and the Microbiome
- Schema Therapy
- Sport, Recovery and Performance