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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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Evie Dilkes

Evie Dilkes

Executive Coach

Evie Dilkes is the Head of Psychometrics and an Executive Coach at Cognacity and previously worked within Data and Research. She holds an Undergraduate and master’s degree in Psychology, as well as training in Counselling and Executive Coaching.

Evie specialises in the psychology of resilience, wellbeing and sustaining high performance in the workplace. Having trained at University College London, Evie is highly knowledgeable in the mental health of adults and guest speaks at universities on mental well-being. Evie has worked with employee’s in several blue-chip organisations and is passionate about mental health in the workplace.

To remain serene, Evie meditates and can be found attempting vinyasa flow at her local yoga class.

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.

To compliment the above work, Huw has been a professional sports coach for many years and has most recently been the Head Coach of an U19s Academy programme at a professional rugby league club.

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Dr Philip Hopley

Dr Philip 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.

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.

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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.

Dr Dana Jammal

Dr Dana Jammal

Counselling Psychologist

Dana is a Counselling Psychologist who completed her clinical doctorate training in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London. She also holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a BSc honours in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Dana has extensive training and experience working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of complex mental health conditions within different professional environments including private sector, NHS counselling services, and third sector organisations. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural modalities. Her approach to alleviating distress incorporates both practical techniques as well as an exploration of deeper underlying relational patterns. Dana aims to help clients discover and harness their internal strengths in a way that can assist them in bouncing back in the face of challenging experiences. Her latest research focuses on cyberpsychology; specifically on how individuals experience themselves and other people on social networking sites as well as how they experience their relationship to social media from the epistemological standpoint of phenomenology. She has also conducted research at King’s College London investigating the role of interpretative biases in distinguishing social anxiety from paranoia.

Dana has an interest in the relationship between mental health and nutrition and enjoys going to the theatre, art exhibitions and practising meditation in her free time.

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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 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 is a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered Psychologist experienced in a wide range of adult mental health and performance settings.
Completing postgraduate qualifications at University of London and University of Reading, Jake now consults from Cognacity’s Harley Street Clinic.
Jake has conducted in depth research into stress, cognitive performance and work / life balance with renowned sports teams and organisations. Jake uses the latest in cognitive and neuropsychological theory to improve mental health and elite performance with both teams and individuals.
In his downtime, Jake is often being dragged around the UK by his Siberian Husky competing in Canicross or Bikejoring Dog Sports.

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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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Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe

Executive Coach

Richard is a Coach & former Premiership & International Rugby Player. Following his retirement from Rugby in 2016, Richard moved into a Family Office alongside running his own investment company.
Whilst managing investments, Richard began coaching members of other Family Offices, as well as Professional Athletes. In late 2018 following completion of his formal training in Executive Coaching he teamed up with Cognacity.
Richard’s experience in elite sport and business has led to him specialising in coaching corporate professionals alongside HNWI’s and transitioning professional athletes. In his spare time, Richard enjoys all forms of exercise (in particular trail-running and CrossFit), spending time with family and friends and coaching semi-professional rugby.

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