Hi, I'm Guy Little, and I am a psychologist at JMA Psychology Canberra. My approach to counseling and psychology has been informed by my experiences studying, lecturing, and applying psychology over the last 12 years. My journey started in England where I studied psychology at undergraduate level, and, being a keen sportsman in my school days, I completed a Master’s degree in the psychology of sport and exercise. In England I worked as a sport and exercise psychologist in training, and I assisted athletes, coaches, and exercisers to: meet their goals; manage their performances, weight-loss, career transitions, and work-life-study balance; and improve their quality of life. In 2012 I moved to Melbourne to do a PhD (glutton for punishment!) looking at professional relationships between clients and practitioners (i.e., psychologists, physiotherapists) in the context of sport injury rehabilitation. My research is reflected in my work; building high-quality relationships with people is central to who I am. I like down-to-earth conversations, really getting to know people and understanding their perspectives, and collaborating for positive outcomes.
I, like Jacqui, do not have a leather couch or wish to recite textbook answers to you! My practice is informed by research and what we know (so far) about the brain and behaviour. I am experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and I am trained, and continue to develop my knowledge in, neuropsychotherapy (that is, using the knowledge and understanding of how the brain functions in talking therapies) mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology. I see counselling and psychology as more than just paths to better mental health; they are opportunities to learn more about ourselves and others and to grow in whatever circumstances life brings.
If you would like to explore these opportunities for yourself, I would be very pleased to work with you.