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Our Experts

Our Directors

Founded by Dr Gary Bell, Dr Philip Hopley and Prof Pieter Kruger, we deliver a range of world-class services for individuals, teams and organisations. Uniquely, we bring together experts in the fields of psychiatry, psychology (clinical, neuro, occupational and sports), coaching and psychotherapy.

Dr Rob Archer

Dr Rob Archer

Chartered Psychologist

Dr Rob Archer is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in helping organisations and individuals build resilience, improve mental health and sustain high performance.

Having trained at the University of London and Ashridge Business School, Rob now provides training, coaching and consultancy for a wide range of clients in financial and professional services, oil, gas and construction, FMCG, public sector, creative industries, SMEs and elite sporting teams.

Rob’s practice and research focus on the importance of developing psychological flexibility, which research data suggests has a major impact on performance, health, innovation and learning. He has just led the largest research trial of its kind in this area and speaks regularly at international conferences on these topics.
Rob is also a former Schools and University cricket international, and fast deteriorating runner.

Dr Gary Bell

Dr Gary Bell

Consultant Psychiatrist

Gary is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist and Executive Coach. He read Oriental Studies followed by Medicine at the University of Queensland. He came to the UK to specialise in psychiatry. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1985 and a Fellow in 2000.

His main areas of clinical interest are perinatal mental health, complex anxiety and depressive disorders and ADHD and co-existing physical ill health such as chronic pain and cancer. He is currently the Mental Health Lead for St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. He was previously a Lecturer at UCH and a Senior Lecturer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical Schools and an Examiner for the University of London and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has published widely in the fields of medical education and liaison psychiatry.

His work as an Executive Coach draws upon years of clinical experience but focuses on helping individuals identify a greater sense of purpose within and find the motivation to implement the necessary changes in their life to achieve this.

Away from medicine, Gary enjoys rugby (as a spectator!), music, including relearning the piano and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr Phil Hopley

Dr Phil Hopley

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Phil Hopley is a Medical Doctor and Consultant Psychiatrist. After 19 years working with the NHS, he founded Cognacity and is now Managing Director.

Phil’s training in forensic, general and sport psychiatry combined with a career playing Premiership rugby enabled him to develop his passion for the mental health of elite performance in sport and business. In recent years Phil has worked as the mental health advisor to a number of blue chip organisations and sport bodies guiding mental health strategy development and providing coaching / crisis support. Phil is also nationally recognised as an accomplished expert witness in a wide range of medico-legal areas including high profile sport disciplinary matters.

In his downtime, mindful dog walking, watching sport, playing golf and trying to keep up with the next generation of Hopleys helps to keep him balanced.

Specialist Interests

  • Strategic Advisory
  • Board Level Leadership & Performance Coaching
  • Crisis Management

 

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Watch Dr Hopley’s talk on Performance Under Pressure

Prof Pieter Kruger

Prof Pieter Kruger

Consultant Psychologist

Prof Pieter Kruger is a HCPC and HPCSA registered consultant psychologist and professor of clinical psychology. He has been working in the public and private sectors for the past 18 years and is currently the Director of International Operations. He is also currently the Director of the Centre for Health & Human Performance at North-West University in South Africa and a visiting professor at the UCL Medical School in London since 2011.

Pieter has been specialising in elite performance (business and sport), as well as anxiety disorders in clinical practice. He has a special interest in the design and implementation of high-performance strategies to optimise wellbeing and performance in high pressure environments on a systemic, team and individual level. He has been working with various Olympic athletes, elite sports people and elite teams in England, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.

As a former road and track national cycling champion, Pieter is still a keen recreational mountain biker, enjoys playing squash and spending time outdoors with his family.

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Dr Filippo Passetti

Dr Filippo Passetti

Consultant Psychiatrist

After studying medicine in Florence (Italy), Filippo Passetti went to Cambridge to study towards a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He then trained in clinical psychiatry in Cambridge and London, including lectureships at the Royal Free & UCL and at St. George’s Medical Schools. He worked as consultant psychiatrist at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust and at the Cambridge community alcohol services before starting in private practice. His main academic interests have been in the neuropsychological changes associated with addictive disorders and the neuropsychological/ functional MRI predictors of clinical outcome in addiction treatment.

Since joining Cognacity, Filippo has become increasingly interested in resilience and stress-related disorders, particularly in the context of parental separation and divorce. At Cognacity, Filippo leads on the development of the addiction treatment services, including the residential gambling treatment services based at Leon House in Manchester.

In his mid-life, Filippo has taken up kitesurfing and anything resembling it (skateboarding, snowboarding and sliding on slippery floors).

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Meet our Experts

Our global team of psychologists has been built in order to provide a best in class service. Our team use their specialist knowledge, professionalism and communication skills to demonstrate consistent and reliable outcomes.

Gary Bloom

Gary Bloom

Clinical Psychotherapist

Gary Bloom is a clinical psychotherapist working from our Harley Street clinic.
He holds a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapy and a BA honours from the University of Wales.
His specialities include treating elite sportsmen and women and he presents a radio show on this topic, “on the sporting couch“ on talkSPORT.
He treats conditions like depression, anxiety, addictive behaviours, relationship issues and also specialises in teenagers who are finding it hard to find a way in the world.
He is the psychotherapist at a football league club.

Gary’s first book about his work as a clinical sports psychotherapist ‘Keeping your Head in the Game’ was published by Penguin Books in Feb 2021

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Dr Dominic de Souza

Dr Dominic de Souza

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Dominic de Souza qualified from Leeds University, trained in Melbourne, Australia and London and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2007, working across both the NHS and private sector. As a Royal College examiner and tutor, he is involved in teaching and training of junior doctors and medical students. He also advises health insurance providers.

Dominic takes a recovery-orientated and holistic approach to assessment and treatment of adults with mental health problems. His interests include mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, learning disability and ADHD. His additional forensic and legal training provides further expertise in preparing medicolegal reports ranging from criminal cases to employment/occupational matters.

Outside of work, Dominic enjoys playing and watching sports with his kids, reading and going to music concerts/festivals.

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Evie Dilkes

Evie Dilkes

Executive Coach

Evie works with individuals to enhance wellbeing during challenging times such as these. She helps individuals cope through both short-term and long-term change and shows them how to live in a way that their future self would be proud of. She specialises in resilience, work-life balance and individuals working in high-pressure situations.

Evie is a Psychometric Analyst and qualified accredited Executive Coach. She studied psychology for 5 years and started working within the corporate wellbeing sector 2 years ago. Evie often utilises psychometric assessments to pinpoint areas that might be holding an individual back. Evie uses modern psychological techniques and has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness and meditation to maximise wellbeing.

Dr Mark Donati

Dr Mark Donati

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Mark Donati is an HCPC registered counselling psychologist, approved supervisor and associate fellow of the BPS, senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and BPC accredited practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). He gained first-class bachelors and master’s degrees in psychology before going on to complete a PhD and clinical training.

Before joining Cognacity, Mark spent over 10 years working in psychological services in the NHS, including as lead counsellor for the Brent IAPT Counselling Service and team leader for the North Lambeth Talking Therapies Service. He specialises in providing short and long-term psychodynamic and integrative therapies, tailored to the individual. His academic interests are in the areas of professional training, reflective practice and supervising doctoral research.

In addition to his clinical work, Mark is an experienced trainer and consultant, and is currently Head of Doctoral Training at the University of Roehampton, where he enjoys educating and inspiring future generations of counselling psychologists.

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Neelam Dosanjh

Neelam Dosanjh

Clinical Psychologist

Neelam Dosanjh is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Organisational Consultant. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years managing and leading psychological services. A key aspect of her work is to conduct a full assessment to collaborate with the patient on the best treatment approach.

She provides brief and longer term therapy using a wide range of approaches for her clinical work which include psychodynamic therapy, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which is NICE recommended for depression and anxiety, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) another NICE recommended short term therapy for depression, CBT and Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT) for personality difficulties.

Neelam provides clinical services for a range of presentations with an underlying key focus on relational experiences and attachment theory. Clinical services include relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, addictions, personality difficulties , eating disorders, post -traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, stress and work related stress

She is an accredited supervisor and trainer with the Anna Freud Centre.
She is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), BPC and the Health Professionals Council.

Her passion includes supporting the NHS and social justice.

Samantha Farag

Samantha Farag

Counselling Psychologist

Samantha is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in private practice and in the NHS where she set up and managed a Talking Therapies service for several years. She is a Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC); an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP) and an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. Samantha also established and directs the MSc. in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her specialisms includes adult mental health, and personal and professional development within high performance settings including corporations and elite sports.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is always ready to try something new.

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Dr Huw Goodwin

Dr Huw Goodwin

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Huw Goodwin is a Clinical Psychologist and is the Mental Health Lead at the Royal Ballet School. He has previously worked in the NHS in a wide range of mental health settings and has combined this with extensive experience in the world of sport performance.

Further to his clinical expertise, Huw has provided education, advice and training to professional (and Olympic) athletes, coaches, sports physicians, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and other support personnel; along with teaching at university and college environments.

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.

Special interests

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma/Complex Trauma

 

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Dr Pardeep Grewal

Dr Pardeep Grewal

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Pardeep Grewal is a medical doctor and consultant psychiatrist. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine (MBBS), neuroscience at University College London (BSc) and addictions at Kings College London (MSc). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).

He has been a leader of several NHS services in London for more than 10 years. He has delivered a Saturday clinic at Cognacity for the past two of these. His areas of interest are general, addiction and occupational psychiatry. He has particular clinical expertise in treating alcohol problems, drug addiction and co-existing mental health conditions.

His research interests include treatment of novel psychoactive compounds. He is a very experienced expert witness in court and employment cases. He works with the Financial Services Authority, General Dental Council and General Pharmaceutical Council. He is a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission. He teaches at UCL Medical School and lectures nationally.

When not working he spends his time cycling, swimming and reading. He has endured the pleasure and pain of supporting Arsenal FC for more than 25 years.

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    Dr Amy Iversen

    Dr Amy Iversen

    Executive Coach

    Dr Amy Iversen is an executive coach with 15 years of experience in delivering transformative conversations to her clients.

    Amy has always been interested in the mind. Her first degree was in Experimental Psychology and she went on to train as a medical doctor and later as a psychiatrist.. Alongside this, she had a highly successful research career, publishing more than sixty papers and completing a PhD. She now works solely as a coach, albeit one with a sound understanding of what makes people tick. Amy has worked extensively at Partner level in professional services & financial services, and with CEOs from start-ups to blue-chip. She is passionate about coaching and is currently studying for a Masters in Coaching and Consulting for change at INSEAD.

    She divides her time between King’s Cross and Whitstable and enjoys running by the sea with her dog Bitzer Maloney. She is the proud mummy to Dolly, Theo and Luna.

    Deborah Kinsey

    Deborah Kinsey

    CBT Therapist

    Deborah is a CBT Therapist who worked for Cognacity within the admin team for eight years whilst taking a BSc (Hons) Psychology with The Open University. Following that, she trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with SDS Seminars in advance of an MSc in CBT at Goldsmiths University London. This was a unique training course as it incorporated third wave psychological therapies such as Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She now works within the NHS as well as at Cognacity.

    Deborah having originally trained as a dancer, has a particular interest in dancer’s mental health and wellbeing which has been and will continue to be the focus of her academic research.

    In her spare time, she loves going to the theatre and enjoys spending time with her family which includes two Maine Coon kittens!

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    Dr Kathryn Kissell

    Dr Kathryn Kissell

    Counselling Psychologist

    Kathryn completed her clinical doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton. She also holds a BA(Hons) and MA(Oxon) in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University. Kathryn is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society.
    Kathryn has extensive experience working in the NHS, mental health charity, private sector and workplace settings. She employs an integrative therapeutic style drawing on humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural modalities as well as systemic therapeutic approaches. Kathryn works with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, stress, work and relationship difficulties, eating disorders, bereavement and loss.

    In addition, Kathryn is a Bowen Systems coach and consultant and works as a visiting research fellow & MBA course lecturer at London South Bank University Business School. Kathryn’s corporate work seeks to mature leadership, foster greater employee resilience and well-being as well as enhance organisational functioning.
    Outside work, Kathryn loves nothing better than relaxing with her family, growing edible delights on her allotment and eating Indian food.

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    Dr Marisa Lang

    Dr Marisa Lang

    Clinical Psychologist

    Marisa 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.

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    Jake Lovelock

    Jake Lovelock

    Psychologist

    Jake Lovelock is a British Psychological society (BPS) registered Psychologist, who provides training and coaching to a range of Cognacity clients. Jake works with professional athletes, corporations as well as providing psychotherapy in our Harley Street Clinic.

    Academically, Jake has an undergraduate degree and two postgraduates in psychology, and is currently completing a third postgraduate at University of Oxford (BSc, MSc, PGCert and PGDip respectively).

    He is also the in-house Performance Psychologist for a national rugby team, where he specialises in performance, mental health and burnout. Jake now use his passion for elite performance under pressure to create sustainable high performance systems in all his work.

    In his downtime, Jake is often being dragged around the UK by his Siberian Husky competing in dryland dog sports.

    MSc (Psychol.), MISC, MBPsS, MABP, Level A & B BPS Occupational Test User.

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    Ranjit Mann

    Ranjit Mann

    Counselling Psychologist

    Ranjit is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with an excess of 15 years’ experience, which has encompassed a charity-funded women’s centre, the Independent sector and the NHS, in addition to extensive experience in private practice. Within the NHS, Ranjit has previously held core roles in setting up both a Community Adult Eating Disorder Service, and a Mental Health and Well-Being service within the Occupational Health Department. Ranjit is also a guest lecturer on a London University’s Master’s Degree Course. Ranjit is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society.

    Drawing on evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, her work is characterised by an integrative, collaborative approach, with an underlying focus on relational experiences and attachment theory. Her specialisms include; EMDR, CBT, DBT, post-graduate diploma in Systemic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, MANTRA and Mindfulness. Ranjit works with a wide spectrum of clinical and complex psychological conditions such as the bi-polar spectrum, complex trauma, PTSD, addictions, weight management, pain management, mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as in the treatment of eating disorders complicated by symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, Severe and enduring mental health difficulties and medically unexplained symptoms. she works with adults, adolescents and children presenting with complex difficulties.

    Ranjit enjoys going to exhibitions, theatre, socialising and taking her own advice of trying to spend time at home having a duvet holiday on a Sunday once a month.

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    Dr Antonio Metastasio

    Dr Antonio Metastasio

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Antonio Metastasio is a Medical Doctor and a Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Metastasio has a significant experience as psychiatrist both in the NHS and in the independent sector.

    Dr Metastasio is a specialist in General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry, he has also trained in Genomic Medicine. He has also a special interest in emerging treatments and in personalised medicine. Dr Metastasio has been also acting as advisor in Personalised medicine start ups and also has been involved in cutting edge research and clinical trials.

    In his spare time Antonio enjoys reading, watching films, cooking and also playing with his two children.

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    Dr Guy Moss

    Dr Guy Moss

    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr Guy Moss qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in the year 2000 and worked in a variety of in-patient and out-patient NHS hospital settings prior to joining Cognacity in 2008. In his clinical practice, Guy thrives on variety and specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness for treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol and Behavioural Addictions, Relationship Unhappiness (and Couple Therapy), Bereavement, Trauma, Panic, OCD, ADHD, Impulse Control (Anger/Eating) and Asperger’s Syndrome.

    Guy is an Associate Fellow with the BPS and is registered with HCPC and EuroPsy. Guy is also a Chartered Neuropsychologist and provides expert witness reports in fitness to work, occupational stress and personal injury.

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    Dr Cinzia Pezzolesi

    Dr Cinzia Pezzolesi

    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr Cinzia Pezzolesi is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a qualified Mindfulness Teacher. She has a post graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from Oxford University. Cinzia is currently acting as the Clinical Director of the Mindfulness Project and is collaborating both with the clinical and corporate teams at Cognacity.

    Cinzia has started her career as researcher at Hertfordshire University where she gained a PhD in the topic of “human factors and patient safety’. Before moving the UK, Cinzia was a professional volleyball player for several years and she still cultivates a passion for sports and healthy eating.

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    Dr Tim Rogers

    Dr Tim Rogers

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr. Rogers is a medical doctor and consultant psychiatrist to athletes in high performance sport and performers in elite dance. He regularly consults across a wide variety of sports, including Premier League football, Premiership Rugby and those in the Olympic and Paralympic systems.
    Dr. Rogers is a specialist member of the Sport Resolutions’ National Anti Doping Panel. He is on the executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group #SEPSIG. Dr. Rogers is one of a very small number of psychiatrists with a dual qualification in applied sport and exercise psychology. He is certified by the International Society for Sports Psychiatry.

    Dr. Rogers is often asked to work both as an expert witness and also to teach, coach and speak about the lessons of high performance for business. ‘Corporate athletes’ can often benefit from the lessons of elite sport in performing best at work.

    Dr. Rogers is also Clinical Director for Big White Wall, a piece of digital technology that creates a community of people who support each other and confide anonymously in a safe space 24/7.

    When not working Dr. Rogers likes to plan holidays!: cold or warm weather; his own or anyone else’s!

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    Dr Matthew Sawa

    Dr Matthew Sawa

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Matthew Sawa is a Medical Doctor and a Consultant Psychiatrist. He has extensive experience in Psychiatry both in the NHS and Independently. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2006. He then completed his higher training in General Adult Psychiatry in in 2010, by being awarded a dual Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. Matthew was then awarded with Distinction a Master Degree in Healthcare Education and Clinical Leadership by Kingston University, London. He acted as a Clinical Advisor for the Royal Pharmaceutical Council from 2012 to 2015. He has led various audits, research and quality improvement activities since 2002.

    Dr Sawa is passionate about re-integrating adults back into a fulfilling and meaningful life. He believes that effective management of mental illness commences with careful listening and eliciting a comprehensive history, including relationship with parents and early childhood experiences, current circumstances, habits, preferences, diet and future aims and objectives. Dr Sawa’s dual training in General Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry enables him to formulate comprehensive treatment plans in partnership with the clients.

    Matthew maintains careful work life balance, by spending meaningful time with his wife and three children. He enjoys listening to a wide range of music genres, cycling, swimming, cooking and reading.

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    Dr Matthew Stiff

    Dr Matthew Stiff

    Counselling Psychologist

    Matthew is a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working within the NHS, charitable and private practice, including eating disorders, addiction, bereavement and general. He has assisted on training in psychometrics at City, University of London, as well as delivering talks on mental health in the workplace to senior managers in leading companies. Having previously worked at board level in the public and private sectors he has an understanding of the inherent pressures of corporate environments. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the British Psychological Society and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

    Matthew works with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling and other addictive behaviours), autism, bereavement, eating disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, ADHD, OCD and learning difficulties. He brings to his work positivity and warmth, working with his clients to understand their problems to develop a solution-focussed approach. He uses his knowledge of person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural theory to adopt an integrative, collaborative approach to his work. His specialisms include CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness and Person-Centred Therapy. Matthew has played a key role in helping to develop Cognacity’s residential addictions workshops in Manchester and runs a regular evening addictions group at Cognacity’s Harley Street clinic.

    As a former archaeologist Matthew enjoys travel in the company of friends and family, experiencing the historic environment, throwing in a bit of local food and culture, along with not quite enough exercise.

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    Dr Sylvia Tang

    Dr Sylvia Tang

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Sylvia Tang is a highly-trained Consultant Psychiatrist based in London. Dr Tang has over 29 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of mental health symptoms. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, emotional instability, eating disorders, OCD and PTSD.

    Dr Tang graduated with an MBBS degree from The Royal London Medical School in 1992. She later completed her specialist training at various London hospitals, including the Royal Free Hospital. Dr Tang became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1997 and later, a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).

    She started her first Consultant post at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in 2001, where she also became Medical Director in 2006 and Deputy Chief Executive in 2012. From 2001-2014 she worked in the community in Archway, inpatient ward, acute assessment unit and crisis home treatment team.

    Dr Sylvia Tang joined Priory Group as Group Medical Director in 2014 and became Chief Executive of Priory Healthcare in December 2016. Dr Sylvia Tang then left Priory Group in 2019 to pursue other opportunities.

    She has also sat on variety of committees including the NHS England London Clinical Senate Council as one of the 11 clinical experts to review evidence for service reconfiguration in London, NHSE National Mental Health Payment Steering Group and London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network.

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    Dr Jo Wood

    Dr Jo Wood

    Counselling Psychologist

    Jo is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist specialising in mental health and sports and exercise psychology. Jo has extensive clinical experience after spending 17 years working in the NHS in both primary and secondary care, working with adults, young people, couples and families. Previous roles have included providing clinical leadership and supervision to a wide range of mental health professionals. Following her initial psychology training at City University, Jo completed further post-graduate CBT training at Oxford and is an accredited CBT and Schema therapist, as well as a Consultant EMDR practitioner. She also has had training in Mindfulness and ACT.

    Jo has experience of working with a wide range of clients, including amongst others, those from the legal profession, banking, IT, the media and sport. Jo is able to work with a wide range of issues and specialises in trauma, anxiety disorders, adjustment/transitions, complex presentations, eating disorders, personality disorders and performance. She provides both short and long-term therapy.

    Dually accredited as a Sports and Exercise Psychologist, Jo has worked with professional/elite athletes from a range of sports including rugby, cricket, athletics, boxing, swimming and gymnastics. Jo also has experience of working with younger athletes in academy settings and GB development squads. As part of her work, Jo has helped athletes with performance anxiety issues, sports trauma, adjustment to injury and retirement, as well as athlete mental health.

    In her spare time, Jo enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family (including two dogs), powerlifting and completing a PhD focusing on identity leadership.

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    Julie Knight

    Julie Knight

    Counselling Psychologist

    Julie is a registered Consultant Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  She has over 27 years of clinical practice across community, EAP and Mental health Inpatient units in Australia and the UK. Within clinical lead posts Julie has contributed to the development of innovative models and programmes for care and recovery.

    In response to an individual’s difficulties, Julie will match and integrate a range of psychological approaches such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Her clinical speciality includes Addictions Therapy and EMDR. Julie has expertise in psychometric assessments.

    Julie has extensive experience in the provision of clinical supervision to other Health Care professionals. Above all, she values the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and is committed and passionate about helping others to find their own voice and embrace recovery. Away from practice Julie enjoys DIY projects, planting spring bulbs and National Trust Properties.

    Dr Alexander Langford

    Dr Alexander Langford

    Psychiatrist

    Dr Langford qualified from Southampton Medical School in 2009. His first few years of medical practice were in the South West, during which time he became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and completed a BSc in Psychology in 2012. He then moved to South London to start his psychiatric training, became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2014, and moved to Oxford to complete his training in 2018. His NHS consultant posts have been on female and intensive care psychiatric units. He is a supervisor for junior doctors and medical students, and the lead for a consultant training program.

    Dr Langford enjoys treating mental illnesses not limited to mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. He likes to use medications assertively, and enjoys the flexibility and dynamism of working privately. He enjoys running (with an increasingly old marathon PB of 2:59:44), chess, and spending time with his family.

    Dr Eimear King

    Dr Eimear King

    Psychiatrist

    Dr Eimear King is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Cognacity and is experienced in assessing and managing mental health conditions including anxiety, mood disorders and mental health in the perinatal period.

    Dr King graduated from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2008 with degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. She completed her psychiatry training in Northern Ireland gaining membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2013. Dr King gained her Certificate of Completion of training (General Adult Psychiatry) in 2016 before taking up her substantive consultant post in 2017 in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) where she leads an outpatient Primary Mental Health Team.

    Dr King has completed a Masters in Medical Education (QUB, 2016) and is a Clinical and Educational Supervisor within the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

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    Dr Edward Clark

    Dr Edward Clark

    Psychiatrist

    Dr Edward Clark read Economics at the University of Nottingham before undertaking his medical studies at the University of Warwick where he developed an early interest in psychiatry and was president of the University Psychiatry Society.

    He completed his psychiatry core training at Central London teaching hospitals where he worked in both inpatient and community settings, covering a full range of ages from children to older adults. He has taught and examined medical students at both Imperial College London and University College London, and is keen to encourage and support the next generation of psychiatrists.

    He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act.

    After work you will find him at his local tennis club, and at the weekend he unwinds by playing golf, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

    Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

    Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

    Counselling Psychologist

    Sarah Jane is a Chartered Consultant Counselling Psychologist, an Accredited CBT Psychotherapist and Life Coach who has a wealth of experience and knowledge from her 15 years in the NHS, as well as charity and private sectors. She has extensive training in different modes of therapy, in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

    Sarah Jane also is a visiting lecturer for accredited CBT Courses and her specialisms include low self-esteem/confidence, dermatology conditions, and women’s issues such as returning to work and post natal depression.

    Dr Daniel Kaitiff

    Dr Daniel Kaitiff

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Daniel Kaitiff trained in psychiatric medicine at Central North West London and has held consultant positions in Twickenham, London and Manchester. He has held lead positions in End of life care and has also developed a communication course which was acknowledged at Imperial Educational Excellence Conference.

    Dr Daniel has worked in private practice in Harley Street and Manchester. He is a liaison (Hospital) and Older Adult Psychiatrist who had the pleasure of further training in Adult ADHD under Professor Nutt. Daniel has further interests in Sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, alcohol addiction, PTSD and forensic work. He has complemented his educational commitment by further training in family therapy and various cognitive approaches.

    Specialist Areas

    • Adult ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Autistic Spectrum
    • Bipolar Affective
    • Cognitive disorders ie. (dementia Diagnosis and management) Depression
    • Impulse Control
    • Personality Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Reactions to Stress
    • Alcohol Addiction
    • Motivational management
    • Life coaching

     

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    Dr Monica Ramirez

    Dr Monica Ramirez

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Ramirez trained as a general psychiatrist in Hospital de La Princesa, Spain.
    In the NHS Dr Ramirez works as a the C&A consultant psychiatrist
    in the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team and is the Lead of the
    Emotional Disorders Team in her CAMHS service.
    Dr Ramirez has a bio-psycho-social approach to Mental Health.
    This means she sees mental health problems emerging from a
    combination of factors including biological (e.g. genetics) psychological, family and environmental factors (e.g school, community).
    Dr Ramirez endeavours to involve both the family and the child/
    young person in the initial assessment and should it be helpful
    (e.g. ADHD assessment) obtain school feedback in order to undertake a thorough assessment.
    Dr Ramirez covers all areas of child psychiatry.
    She also has particular expertise in depression/anxiety, ADHD and
    psychosis.
    She has extensive experience in using medication to treat mental
    health problems.
    However, she also explores other options, including psycho-education, individual talking therapy, parenting interventions, family therapy
    (among others) before considering starting a new medication.
    Dr Ramirez endeavours to empower her patients to be part of the
    decision-making process regarding the best medication and treatment plan, by discussing the various options including different types
    of psychological therapies and any potential side effects of the medication.
    She consults in English and Spanish.

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