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Dr Matthew Hocking

BSc (Med), MBBS FRANZCP Certificate General Adult Psychiatry

Dr Matthew Hocking

Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Damascus Health Services

Matthew 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. 

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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.

With a private practice based at Watkins Medical Centre, Matthew is closely linked to his work at Damascus, Brisbane Private Hospital.


Dr Hocking has particular expertise in:

 - Managing addiction disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders

 - Diagnosing and managing ADHD

 - Psychological interventions to manage chronic pain

 - managing PTSD


Dr Hocking has a particular clinical interest in:

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
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259 Wickham Terrace , Brisbane 4000