Meet the Team

Cognitive Sports Therapy is the partnership of Dr Claire Gillvray and Lucy Hibben in Cambridge, UK.

Dr Claire Gillvray

Dr Claire qualified as a medical doctor from Edinburgh University in 1999. She initially trained in Psychiatry becoming a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2004. She then went on to become a Member of the Royal College Of General Practitioners in 2006. She  completed her Masters from Bath University in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2010. She has worked as an NHS GP Partner, Appraiser and Trainer in London, Bristol and Cambridge. She ran her own private practice in London called The Pulse Clinic, and worked in Addiction Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. She currently works as a Private GP in the Nuffield Hospital, Cambridge and in the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies, London.

She is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist's Executive Committee of the Sports and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group leading on Exercise and Mental Health and has been tasked to increase access to movement for those struggling with mental illness in the UK and also with getting exercise onto the curriculum for Psychiatrists in training. Her research into Addiction and Sport won the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addiction Faculty Poster prize in 2019 and she has been an invited speaker on mental health and exercise for many events and conferences. She was nominated one of the top private doctors in the UK by Tatler in 2020.

She has worked with both professional and amateur sports people in particular triathletes, runners and boxers and is the current Cambridge University Boat Club Doctor. She has competed herself in triathlon at all distances from sprint to Ironman triathlon in her age group racing both for Great Britain and Ireland in World and European championships. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionalist and Online Coach with ISSA. 


Lucy Hibben

Lucy went to her first yoga class more than 15 years ago and immediately loved the physical asana practice, however it wasn’t until more recently, after the birth of her second child, that she started to cultivate a daily practice at home.  It was at this time she began to discover the joy of combining movement and breath and the immensely positive impact this had on her body and her mind.

In 2018 she trained under the guidance of Paula Ahlberg at the Wellbeing Warehouse in Newmarket. Lucy is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance International.

​Lucy has been influenced by many wonderful teachers and her style of yoga takes elements of the practices she loves including Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Vinyasa Flow yoga/Hot Power Yoga. With a background in ballet and contemporary dance, Lucy teaches in a creative, fluid and fun way. Lucy brings elements of yogic philosophy into each of the classes that she teaches meaning her classes are taught at a deeper level with the aim of helping her students find a true connection to themselves.   Lucy strives to help her students bring the principles of yoga into everyday life, with the aim of helping them to truly grow and flourish and find joy in the present.