BIO

Lydia

Dr Lydia Ievleva is a highly experienced counsellor/coach with a PhD in counselling psychology specializing in health, sport and performance, and more recently in positive psychology. Lydia has been in practice for over 25 years — helping clients overcome health and personal challenges to optimise their health and well-being, enhance performance and reach their potential. Lydia offers counselling and coaching for those seeking help unravelling and understanding their issues, and finding clear direction towards personal, health and professional goals. Lydia will help you get on track and stay there.

Lydia was a formerly tenured university lecturer in Australia, with extensive course development and delivery experience in the areas of health, sport and exercise psychology, coaching and positive psychology – at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She is currently coordinator of the Happiness and Positive Psychology online course in the Master of Wellness program at RMIT University.

Lydia is also a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator for personal and professional development workshops — most recently on topics of mental imagery and positive psychology; previously on health and performance related topics and stress management.

Lydia is author of a book on mental imagery drawing on insights from ground-breaking research in neuroscience as well as positive and coaching psychology Imagine: Using mental imagery to reach your full potential (Big Sky Publishing); and associated guided imagery recordings.

She is currently writing a follow-up book with working title Rewriting History:  Positive Prospection in Practice. It evolved from her presentation to the World Congress of Positive Psychology (Montreal, July 15, 2017), where she was honoured as finalist in the IPPA Avant Garde Intervention Challenge for the Rewriting History imagery strategy. Here is publication of the follow-on peer reviewed article: Rewriting History

Lydia has also made frequent media appearances in print, radio, television, and magazines; and formerly a monthly columnist for the Australian Women’s Health & Fitness magazine (December 2011 – March 2013).  Here is a sample interview on Ottawa Morning show on CBC Radio: Lydia Ievleva

Lydia has recently relocated to Calgary, Alberta where she obtained Provisional Psychologist registration (2784p) – in the process of becoming fully registered in 2019.

For more information about Lydia, please see her full current bio.