Emma Hockley

Emma Hockley Dec 2015 (3)


I am a Registered Psychologist working with adults and older adults to improve mental health and well-being. My specialist areas are chronic pain and pain management, and recovery from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury). Mainly I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a framework, and I am training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma. I bring in other approaches as needed within a biopsychosocial model – the wider cultural and environmental context in which we live and work has an impact on, and is a source of, our health and happiness.

Feeling overwhelmed is distressing and uncomfortable.  But think of it as a signal. What’s going on? Why now? What needs to change?

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, 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.


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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