Harley is a registered psychologist and completed his post-graduate studies in psychology at Victoria University as part of the Master of Applied Psychology (Sport Psychology) program. He is currently a Sport and Exercise Psychology Registrar and has just commenced a PhD through the University of Newcastle at the Australian Institute of Sport. Harley also graduated with First-Class Honours, having completed both his Honours year and Bachelor degree at Deakin University in Melbourne. Harley is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a former committee member for the Victorian Branch of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychology (CoSEP).
Harley works with adults and adolescents. He is experienced in treating a range of mental health conditions, including: depression, anxiety, stress, sleeping issues, trauma, grief and loss, social anxiety, emotion and mood regulation, anger management, chronic pain, and interpersonal and relationship issues.
Harley has experience working in a range of settings with a diverse range of clients and presentations, including private practice, hospital, university, and as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary allied health clinic. He also has extensive experience working in a variety of sport and performance environments.
Harley uses a range of evidence-based interventions in his therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. His approach is person-centred and he firmly believes in the importance of building a strong, safe and effective therapeutic relationship with his clients through genuine warmth, compassion and understanding. Harley also uses principles of neuroscience to guide his treatment approach.