Harley is a registered psychologist who holds general registration as a psychologist with AHPRA, after completing his post-graduate studies in psychology at Victoria University in the Master of Applied Psychology (Sport Psychology) program. Prior to this, Harley also graduated with First-Class Honours having completed both his Honours year and Bachelor degree at Deakin University. Harley is a committee member for the Victorian Branch of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychology (CoSEP) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Harley uses a range of evidence-based interventions in his therapeutic work, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), but also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. He also has an interest in neuroscience and uses these principles to guide his treatment approach. His clinical style is client-centered and he has a strong belief in the importance of building a strong, safe and effective therapeutic relationship with his clients through genuine warmth, compassion and understanding.
Harley works with children, adolescents, and adults, and is experienced in treating a range of conditions, including: anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, emotion and mood regulation, managing chronic pain, dealing with injury or illness, trauma, grief and loss, sleeping issues, anger management, and interpersonal and relationship issues.
Harley has a strong passion for sport psychology. He has worked with male and female athletes and coaches from a range of team and individual sports, including: AFL, cricket, tennis, martial arts, and gymnastics.