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Our Psychology and Psychiatry Experts

Founded by Dr Gary Bell, Philip Hopley and Pieter Kruger, we deliver a range of world-class services, which maximise performance and minimise stress-related problems for individuals, teams and organisations.

Uniquely, we bring together experts in the fields of psychiatry, psychology (clinical, neuro, occupational and sports), performance coaching and psychotherapy.

Our style is approachable and dynamic. We are driven by our values to build a company which really does make a difference to the people we work with.

Mr Rob Archer

Occupational Psychologist

Mr Rob Archer
Rob is a Chartered Psychologist and coach with 18 years’ board-level experience in public and private sectors. He specialises in training, coaching, leadership development and assessment and as Director of Operations he leads our expert multi-lingual team delivering across the UK and Europe.

Dr David Edwards

Clinical Psychologist

Dr David Edwards
Dr David John Edwards is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has worked within national as well as private health and well-being services. Within the broader context of clinical, community, pastoral, sport and exercise psychology, he has specialised in person centred, cognitive, dialectical behavioural, trauma focused, psychodynamic, systemic, biofeedback, neurofeedback, psychological skills and resilience training approaches. As university research fellow, with many peer-reviewed article and conference presentation outputs, he supervises and promotes masters and doctoral students. He is a journal co-editor, who reviews articles for a number of international journals. David’s main current research activities are in the fields of clinical, sport and pastoral psychology.

Neelam Dosanjh

Clinical Psychologist

Neelam Dosanjh
Neelam Dosanjh is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Organisational Consultant. She has worked in the NHS for over 20 years managing and leading psychological services. She provides brief and longer term therapy using a wide range of approaches for her clinical work which include psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT and Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT). Neelam provides clinical services for a range of presentations such as relationship and interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma eating disorders, peri-natal mental health, OCD, social anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, substance misuse, sleep difficulties, stress, work related stress and performance difficulties.

Dr Huw Goodwin

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Huw Goodwin
Huw is a Clinical Psychologist based in London working in the NHS. He has worked in a wide variety of mental health settings across all age ranges and also brings with him a wealth of experience from the sport and exercise industry. Huw has delivered training workshops for athletes, dancers, coaches, teachers, and support staff on a variety of topics and has also worked directly with young athletes whom have suspected mental health difficulties. Prior to his current career, Huw had been an athlete on a UK Sport Olympic training programme, as well as being a professional rugby league player before that. He is now a qualified coach in Rugby League, Handball, and Football, and is currently Head Coach of a professional player development programme in rugby league.

Ms Samantha Farag

Chartered Psychologist

Ms Samantha Farag
Ms Samantha Farag is a Chartered Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP and HCPC, and an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with over 12 years of experience in private practice and in the NHS where she managed a Talking Therapies service. She also established and directs the MSc in CBT at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her specialism includes personal and professional development within high performance settings including corporations and elite sports.

Brain Copley

Intergrative Psychotherapist

Brain Copley
Brian commenced his career in Mental Health and General Nursing before moving into health management. He has worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 20 years using Mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy and compassion focused therapy. Brian's areas of expertise include Depression, anxiety disorders (with a special interest in OCD, PTSD, and driving anxiety), Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship problems.

Elaine Davies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/ Counsellor

Elaine Davies
Elaine is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/ Counsellor with over 34 years experience in the NHS. She has a private practice in the small mining village of South Wales. Her specialist area is Anxiety and the impact on the relationship with self and others.

Mick Stephenson-Huxford

Psychotherapist

Mick Stephenson-Huxford
Mick is an experienced psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse (RMN).  He has also lectured extensively in psychotherapy and has taught ethical psychotherapeutic practice internationally.  He covers a wide area of England working with clients with a variety of anxiety-related problems, including stress, trauma, depression and panic. He has helped a number of elite athletes (current and retired) overcome psychological difficulties in recent years.

Tracie Bowers

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Tracie Bowers
Tracie is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with over 10 years experience in private practice. She is accredited with the BABCP and BACP. Her specialist areas are work related stress. She also supports adults & older adolescents struggling with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties and related disorders. 

Prof Pieter Kruger

Consultant Psychologist

Prof Pieter Kruger
Pieter Kruger graduated with distinction in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Free State and obtained a PhD from the North-West University, South Africa. He started his career as a clinical psychologist in the South African Defence Force after which he joined a private practice. In 2006 he moved to the UK, initially working as a clinical psychologist at the Capio Nightingale Hospital, as well as a sport psychologist for the Harlequins Premiership Rugby Club. He completed an advanced certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, (chartered by the New York State University) and also studied at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, USA. Pieter was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at London Metropolitan University for three years and is currently still a visiting lecturer. He works internationally as a Consultant Sports Psychologist with various elite teams and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Telegraph's health and well-being column.
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Michael Brooke

Chartered Psychologist

Michael Brooke
Michael is a chartered psychologist who specialises in performance psychology and programme design. He has broad experience across many different sectors ranging from sport to international investment banking.  He has held senior talent development roles in several global institutions and his views on innovative ways to help develop people are much sought after.  Michael has a particular interest in enabling people to achieve sustainable performance improvements, and believes much can be learned from examining excellence within different professional fields to achieve this.

Dr Mark Donati

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Mark DonatiMark is a Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience in private practice and the NHS. He is also a BPS approved Supervisor and Director of the PsychD Counselling Psychology training programme at the University of Roehampton. Mark specialises in psychodynamic and integrative therapies - long and short term. He is also a BPC accredited practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). He works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and life adjustment issues, tailoring his interventions to the individual needs of the client. 

Dr Gary Bell

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Gary Bell
Gary is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience in the independent sector working in general psychiatry and liaison settings. His specialist interests are oncology, trauma, perinatal psychiatry and drug and alcohol addiction. In his role as Director of Clinical Services he manages the Cognacity Clinical teams in London and the Thames Valley delivering excellent patient centered clinical care. Gary is also an Honorary Consultant at St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy.

Val Adlparvar

Psychotherapist and EMDR Practioner

Val Adlparvar
Val is an Accredited psychotherapist and EMDR Practioner with over 14 years experience.  She has worked in both an NHS setting and private practice during this time.  She specialises in Trauma work (PTSD) currently working towards becoming an Accredited EMDR Consultant.  She also works with stress, panic, anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties.

Dr Philip Hopley

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Philip Hopley
Phil is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 12 years experience in private practice. His specialist area is sport mental health. He also works with adults & older adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, drug & alcohol problems and related disorders. Phil is recognised as a leading expert witness covering a wide range of medicolegal areas.

Dr Filipo Passetti

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Filipo Passetti
Dr. Passetti trained in psychiatry in Cambridge and in London, where he held lectureships and consultant positions. In Cambridge he also completed a PhD in Psychology. He is a general adult psychiatrist (stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar affective disorders, adult ADHD, personality disorders) with a special interest in addiction psychiatry (for which he has Royal College of Psychiatrists endorsement), including substance misuse (drugs and alcohol), the behavioural addictions and impulse control disorders (gambling, sex, eating, internet, gaming). Besides Cognacity, he works at Life Works Community, a residential treatment unit in Woking, Surrey. He is a member of the College of Mindful Clinicians and the Spirituality special interest group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He previously sat on the Board of Trustees of two London based mental health charities. He consults in English and in Italian.

Gary Bloom

Integrative Psychotherapist

Gary Bloom
Gary Bloom works as an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor in the Cotswolds. He specialises in men's issues, university students, and sport. He has spent many years working with sports organisations and international broadcasting companies.

Dr James Briscoe

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr James Briscoe
James has nearly 20 years of expertise as a Consultant Psychiatrist treating mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and phobic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and psychological difficulties including personality disorder. Many of his patients struggle with work related stress and require reports for Occupational Health Physicians and/or Employment Tribunals. James is also an experienced medico-legal expert covering a range of mental health areas.

Dr Guy Moss

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Guy Moss
I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness for treating depressive disorders, anger, low self-esteem and the entire spectrum of anxiety disorders. I also provide therapy for alcohol & substance misuse, Asperger's syndrome, and Adult ADHD. Additionally, I am very experienced in couple and family therapy. I have a special interest in the impact of digital technology and the modern workplace on psychological well-being, and examine the benefits of cognitive-behaviour therapy on workplace psychological resilience.

Dr Marisa Lang

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Marisa LangMarisa is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in Adult Mental Health and Corporate Well-being Programmes. She obtained her clinical doctorate at University College London and specialised in Cognitive-Behavioural approaches at Oxford University. Drawing on evidence-based practice, her work is characterised by an integrative, client-centred and collaborative approach.

Alex Pledger

Senior Accredited Counsellor

Alex Pledger
Alex is a Senior Accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and has 10 years’ experience of helping clients at her West Midlands private practice. She works with a wide range of presenting problems including stress and anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, historic abuse, assertiveness and anger. Her approach is integrative, including CBT and solution focused work, delivered with warmth and empathy.

Dr Dominic de Souza

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Dominic de SouzaDominic is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the NHS, independent sector and medico-legal work as an expert witness. He trained in Melbourne and the Royal Free Hospital and has specialist accreditation in forensic mental health and law. He has expertise in treating adults with a wide range of mental health conditions including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, developmental disorders and addictions. His person-centred approach aims to provide a comprehensive, individualised treatment plan of care focussed around the philosophy of recovery.

John Roberts

Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist

John Roberts
John is a Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist in independent practice for more than 8 years. He previously lectured in CBT at the University of Plymouth. He cites his interests as Sport Psychology, common mental health problems with Children, Adolescents and Adults. John has extensive experience with Nuero-developmental disorders (ADHD/Autism/Aspergers/Giles de la Tourettes).

Dr Tim Rogers

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Tim Rogers
Dr. Tim Rogers is a consultant psychiatrist with experience in a wide range of mental health sub-specialities, both in hospital and the community. He has a special interest in mental health, physical activity and sport. He has also undertaken Masters level postgraduate study in applied sport psychology.

Frank Wills

Counsellor and psychotherapist

Frank Wills
Frank is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 40 years experience of working in a variety of settings. He specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for stress, anxiety, depression and other problems. He has also taught in Universities and published on psychological therapy.
Our Psychology and Psychiatry Experts December 2, 2015
Cognacity

54 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PZ

Tel: +44 20 3219 3080
Email: enquiries@cognacity.co.uk

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Who we are

We are experts with empathy.

At our core is our ability to take our leading scientific expertise and apply it with empathy to all our clients. Human understanding is at the heart of everything we do.

Clinical Services

We provide prompt CONFIDENTIAL assessment and treatment for the full range of psychological issues .

Out of hours contact numbers
UK: 0844 800 6873
Outside the UK: +44 1373 858080

Mental Health Services