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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.

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 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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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. Having completed his MSc at the University of London, Jake now works delivering training in corporate and educational spaces as well as psychotherapy in our Harley Street Clinic (also in training to become a BABCP accredited CBT practitioner).

Academically, he has conducted in depth research into stress, performance and work detachment with renowned organisations such as BAE systems, Atlas Electroniks, BMW and Alphabet.

With a talent for rugby union and rugby sevens, including playing in the World Rugby Sevens Series at International Invitations men’s open level – Jake takes his passion for elite performance under pressure and applies it to our own mental health. Specializing in performance, mental health and behaviour; he now uses his background by enabling people and following a passion for resilience

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

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

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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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