Emma Hockley

Emma Hockley Dec 2015 (3)



I am a Registered Psychologist working with individual adults and older adults to improve well-being and teach new skills, within a biopsychosocial model. In other words, a holistic approach. The wider cultural, environmental and spiritual context in which we live and work has an impact on, and is a source of, our health and happiness.

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Positive Psychology approaches and strategies – as well as others appropriate and useful to you.

I also provide pain education and self-management strategies for chronic pain (pain is an emotional experience as well as a physical one which is why psychologists are involved at the outset).

Feeling overwhelmed, or in pain, or continually being triggered by old memories is distressing.  But think of it as a signal. What’s going on? What needs to change?  Let’s work together to make things better.

As a psychologist I bring knowledge, skills and evidence-based approaches to the therapy relationship and as a person I bring compassion and respect.  I value all the chapters in my work life – assessment, career counselling, stress management in the UK; counselling and coaching in Christchurch through the earthquake era, and achieving registration as a psychologist in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2016.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to share time with amazing people I’d never have met if it weren’t for my chosen field of work.


My profession is regulated by The Psychologists Board and I am a member of the NZ Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society.  I’m also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner and a member of the NZ Pain Society.


Interested in Hypnosis?
A whole library of hypnosis resources can be found here! http://resourcefulyou.co.nz/links/


Fun stuff…. We all know how important hobbies and interests are to our overall mental and physical health.



For further background, please look at my Linked-In profile.

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