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My Story

Liz Grylls is originally from Maldon (home of former Australian Cricket Captain Bill Woodfull), Victoria, but has been in Darwin for two decades. Liz is a registered Psychologist specialising in performance-enhancement both on and off the sporting field, and loves assisting people reach their potential in sport, life, work, and education. Liz aims to provide practical skills and strategies to enhance performance that can generally be utilised immediately.

Liz worked at the NTIS for a decade as the Sport Psychology and Personal Excellence Manager. Along with being a registered Psychologist, Liz is also a qualified tennis coach and has travelled with a number of teams across Australia and Europe. She currently works with a range of clients, that includes athletes, coaches, sports officials, and those interested in self-improvement. Liz has completed five marathons and would like to double that total in the near future. 

EMG Performance Psychology is based in Darwin, Australia and all services are available Australia wide and internationally. Her Psychologist Registration Number is: PSY0000978818

Why the name EMG Performance Psychology?

Personalised Attention for All Your Needs

There are a number of reasons behind the name EMG Performance Psychology. Firstly, EMG refers to Liz's initials. But more interestingly, an EMG (or electromyography) is an electrical record or muscle activation and EMG's can provide a link between the mind-body relationship within sport and exercise. Hence when we say to ourselves "don't hit the ball into the water"as we prepare to hit the tee shot, our body starts to tense up and feel stressed, we subconsciously see the ball landing in the water, and what happens? The ball lands in the water!

My Qualifications

Experience You Can Count On

  • PhD "Athletic Identity in Australian Adolescent Athletes" (Federation University)

  • Masters of Sport & Exercise Psychology (Staffordshire University)

  • Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling for Elite Performers (Victoria University)

  • Honours in Behaviour Science (Charles Darwin University)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychology (Monash University)

  • Bachelor of Science - Human Movement (RMIT)

  • Cert IV in Life Coaching

  • Cert IV in TAE

  • AHPRA Registered Psychologist

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society

  • Professional member of CEANT

Along with qualifications that directly relate to counselling, sport and performance. Liz also has a degree (with Honours) in Creative Arts and Industries (Fine Arts) from Charles Darwin University. 

Curious to get a better understanding of my professional experience? Let’s chat!

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