Dr Matthew Hocking

Medical School:   UNSW
  • BSc (Med), MBBS
  • Certificate General Adult Psychiatry
Areas of interest:
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Individual Psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational interviewing with drug and alcohol counselling
  • Medication
Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
  • Accredited member – Faculty of Addiction (RANZCP)

Dr Hocking graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Med) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the UNSW. He went on to train as a Psychiatrist in Queensland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), completing an advanced training certificate in General Adult Psychiatry with his fellowship. 

Dr Hocking has undertaken extensive additional training in Addiction Psychiatry and has more than 10 years’ experience working in this area, both in patients admitted to hospital and those seeing him in his rooms. He has also pursued training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Dr Hocking has a special interest in managing addiction disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. He has also developed skills in diagnosing and managing ADHD, as well as providing psychological interventions to manage chronic pain. In managing addiction and chronic pain, he has faced many victims of trauma and has subsequently developed his abilities in managing PTSD.

In addition to his private practice clinic, Dr Hocking has admitting rights to the Damascus Unit at Brisbane Private Hospital, for the in-patient and follow-up care of patients suffering from addiction disorders. 

He also is available for telehealth consultations for patients in regional areas. Please contact the clinic for more information.   

While not continuing admitting rights to Private Mental Health Hospitals due to his time constraints, Dr Hocking has Psychiatrist colleagues who can arrange these admissions promptly, if necessary, coupled with smooth transitions back to his care upon discharge.

Dr Hocking aims to provide holistic care to his patients.  He utilises a wide range of evidence-based psychological interventions and medications to manage specific conditions and works together with his patients to collaboratively manage their concerns. He prides himself on providing a warm, caring and compassionate environment to establish the most beneficial outcome for his patients.

The first appointment usually lasts for about 60 minutes and patients will receive feedback at the end of that session about what the problems may be, and what might be done about them. Usually, the total period of assessment runs over 2 sessions, after which a more detailed discussion about diagnosis and treatment will occur.


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Spring Hill. 

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