• OurTrueNature, 115 Keen St, Lismore NSW 2480


I offer integrated therapy that is individually tailored to each person and seeks to alleviate sources of unnecessary suffering, deepen self-awareness and nurture flourishing. The therapeutic relationship is without shame or blame and is founded upon respect, warmth, genuineness and understanding.

Some of the therapeutic approaches I draw from include: Internal Family Systems (IFS),
 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Experiential Therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-Centred, Somatic and Transpersonal. The approaches themselves are less important than the extent to which they are able to act as vehicles for expanding and deepening self-awareness. 

I don’t see myself as an expert or a solution finder as I’m always learning and very curious about what it is to be human. My heartfelt wish is to help you connect with your own inner wisdom, on the journey to your fullest experience of wellbeing.

I work with adults who are seeking support in one or more of the following areas:

Adjustment to Illness/Injury/Disability
Anxiety/Panic Attacks
Existential Issues
Grief and Loss
High Sensitivity (See Therapy for Highly Sensitive People and Links)
Life-threatening Illness
Life Transitions
Meditation Guidance
Obsessive/Compulsive Behaviours
Post Traumatic Stress
Self Development

What you are experiencing may not fit neatly into one of these categories and you may just sense that something is not quite right and not even have words for it. Therapy can help you find out more about the ‘not quite right’.

Services not provided
I do not provide Psychological reports for court, legal, firearms licences, insurance or Centrelink purposes. I do not provide Psychological services for Workers Compensation claims, forensic clients or clients who require mandated counselling (e.g clients on parole or probation). I do not provide ongoing emergency or crisis management. If you are experiencing an acute crisis and feel you may be at risk of harming yourself or others, please ring 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

High sensitivity, also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity, is an innate temperament trait found in about 20% of the population (see Elaine Aron in Links). If you are highly sensitive, you process information especially deeply and are more aware of subtleties in your environment. You are also more easily overwhelmed by too much stimuli. Click here to find out if you are highly sensitive.

High sensitivity is not a disorder, but you may have grown up believing there is something wrong with you and tried very hard to ‘get over’ your sensitivity.

The good news is that, although high sensitivity has its challenges, it is actually a wonderful gift that is needed more than ever in the world today. If you are highly sensitive, you may find therapy particularly helpful as a way of re-integrating difficult experiences from your past and learning to honour and nurture your unique qualities.

The cost of a 50 minute psychological therapy session is $220 for online, $200 for in-person, which is payable at the end of the session by Credit or Debit card, direct bank deposit or cash.

Reduced rates may be available for Commonwealth Concession Card holders and those experiencing financial difficulties.

Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care (MHC) - Psychology Services.
Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year for people who are referred under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP).

For assessment and referral under Better Access to Mental Health Care:
Make an appointment with your GP to discuss your mental health. Advise the GP clinic in advance that you require a longer appointment with the doctor.

Your GP will make an assessment and may refer you to a psychologist for assistance. If so, you are free to choose which psychologist you are referred to. My details are:

Michael Hocking - Provider No 5674981J
Address - 115 Keen St, Lismore NSW 2480 
Phone: 0407 127 112

Fax: 02 91827557

Medicare rebate: $137.05

You may then attend the psychologist of your choice for up to 6 sessions. The rebate is available from Medicare after payment for each session.

After the initial 6 sessions with your psychologist, you will need to attend your GP for a review to discuss your progress and they may refer you for a further 4 sessions. 

I currently see people Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with appointment times of 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.
This psychology practice acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands across our region and pays respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging. This psychology practice recognises these lands were never ceded and acknowledges the continuation of culture and connection to land, sky and sea. This psychology practice acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Australia's First Peoples and honours the rich diversity of the Earth's oldest living culture.