My name is Dr. Kerensa Hocken and I am a registered forensic psychologist committed to reducing sexual abuse by working with those who are at increased risk of committing a sexual offence due to unwanted thoughts. I have been working with people who commit sexual offences for 14 years and I am a recognised expert in the field, having publications in books and peer reviewed journals on the topic and I regularly speak at national and international conferences.

  • Founding member and trustee of the Safer Living Foundation (SLF), a UK based charity set up to prevent sexual abuse.
  • Member of organisations that aim to prevent sexual abuse such as the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the UK based National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NOTA).


  • Registered to practice as a Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Counsel (HCPC, registration number PLY06691)
  • Registered as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).


    • Hocken, K. & Thorne, K. (2012).
      Voyeurism, Exhibitionism and other non-contact sexual offences. In Winder and Banyard (Eds) A psychologist case book of crime. UK, Palgrave.
    • Hocken, K. (2013).
      Doing Good Risk Assessment with Intellectually Disabled Offenders. The Prison Service Journal. 208. pp. 31-36
    • Hocken, K., Winder, B.L. & Grayson, A. (2013).
      Putting Responsivity into Risk Assessment: The use of the Structured Assessment of Risk and Need (SARN) with intellectually disabled sexual offenders. Journal Of Offending Behaviour and Intellectual Disability, 4 (3/4). pp.77-89.
  • Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Kaul, A., Elliott, H., Thorne, K. & Hocken, K. (2014).
    Preliminary evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with convicted sexual offenders experiencing high levels of sexual preoccupation, hypersexuality and/or sexual compulsivity. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.
A therapy service aimed at helping people with potentially harmful sexual thoughts, to prevent sexual abuse.