• MICHAEL HOCKING | PSYCHOLOGIST | LISMORE
  • OurTrueNature, 115 Keen St, Lismore NSW 2480

Welcome  

I'm Michael

I’m a psychologist and psychotherapist and I'm deeply interested in what it is to live fully. In my work as a therapist, I recognise the contribution of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual factors to health and wellbeing.

My therapeutic influences include wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga and more recent understandings of psychology, such as person-centred, somatic, experiential and transpersonal psychotherapy.

I don’t use a recipe for therapy. I weave together different approaches depending on your needs and what we are presented with in the moment.

The foundation of my work is the quality of our therapeutic relationship. It provides a container for the unfolding of being that may have been interrupted by developmental or traumatic events, or by other life-transitions such as grief and loss, illness or a search for meaning.

Though sometimes painful, it can be reassuring to know that unfolding happens in its own time, and is never more than you are ready for. Unfolding can also be at times creative, playful, even humorous; the particular form is unique, emerging as two people cultivate and nurture a safe space.

My own personal therapy has been an integral part of my journey and so I understand that coming to therapy can feel scary or daunting. Whatever feelings you are having, you can bring those with you to therapy; every part of you is welcome.

Feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment in Lismore.

My experience

I’ve worked therapeutically for over 25 years in mental health settings including recovery-focused psychological/social support, palliative care, employment and rehabilitation. I’ve also published peer-reviewed research in the field of health psychology.

Accreditations

B.A. in Communication

Graduate of Hakomi Integrative Psychology

Master of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours, First Class)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Registered Psychologist

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Memberships

Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Australian College of Clinical Psychologists (Associate)


“Healing is a revolutionary act and
we are here to awaken 
to the true nature
of our own souls and the
gifts we have
to give to the world.”

― Michael Meade
John Doe