Lyvia Govinden

Lyvia Govinden

Bachelor of Social Science, Postgraduate diploma in psychology, Master of sexology, Master of Professional Psychology, Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Pronouns: She/Her

Lyvia is a warm, empathetic, and friendly psychologist. She values the importance of providing a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their concerns.


Lyvia values a person-centred approach when working with clients. She believes every client is different and aims to take time to understand their individual difficulties and concerns. Lyvia is always striving to tailor her therapeutic work to suit these individual needs. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients, valuing feedback and acknowledging clients’ strengths and insight during their treatment process.

Experiences and Interests

Lyvia has worked in private and educational settings with both couples and individuals of varying ages. She has experience in working with a range of presenting issues including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, postnatal and fertility concerns, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, self-esteem concerns, and work and study stress. Lyvia is interested in working with a range of clients but is particularly passionate about fertility, sexuality and relationship concerns including sexual difficulties, infertility, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.


Lyvia draws on a range of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy (ST), Positive Psychology (PP), and mindfulness.

How is Lyvia described by her clients?

Clients describe Lyvia as an accepting, compassionate, supportive, and constructive person.

Lyvia personally

In her spare time, Lyvia likes to spend time with her friends, stay active and get stuck into arts and crafts.