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Delivering sustainable high performance in high pressured work environments


Rapid access to the best experts in mental health


Driving performance through individual and team mental skills

Cognacity are experts in mental wellbeing and people performance. We are a highly experienced team of psychiatrists and psychologists, who offer a unique combination of best-in-class services.

Cognacity understand the pressures that modern workforces face. We apply medical and scientific expertise to help organisations improve people wellbeing to ensure they are fit for the future. Our measurable programmes for sustainable high-performance and resilience help organisations improve performance, talent retention, work culture and their bottom line. Our results are quantifiable and demonstrate meaningful positive impact.

As leaders in our fields of expertise we work with a wide range of corporate organisations across the spectrum of business sectors. We also provide outstanding clinical mental health services to our clients and individual patients.

Cognacity – Transforming performance through mental wellbeing

Our directors

Dr Philip Hopley

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Philip HopleyMBBS (Dist), MRCPsychPhil is a Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive managerial experience across the NHS and private sectors. He works closely with business leaders and organisations advising on employee resilience and wellbeing strategy aimed at enhancing productivity and minimising human capital risk. Phil holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at UCL and is recognised as the UK's leading expert in elite sport mental health.

Prof Pieter Kruger

Consultant Psychologist

Prof Pieter KrugerPhD, CPsychol., AFBPsSPieter is a professor of clinical psychology specialising in cognitive behavioural psychology and performance excellence. As Director of International Operations he sets exacting standards of workshop and coaching design and delivery in corporate environments and in elite sport. Pieter is a visiting professor at University College London (UCL) and director of the Institute of Psychology & Wellbeing at North-West University, South Africa. This year he also worked as the Springboks performance psychologist.

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Dr Gary Bell

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Gary BellBA, MBBS, FRCPsychGary is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience in the independent sector working in general psychiatry and liaison settings. In his role as Director of Clinical Services he manages the Cognacity Clinical teams in London and the Thames Valley delivering excellent patient centred clinical care. Gary is also an Honorary Consultant at St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy and Psychiatric Advisor to one of the UK's largest private medical insurers.

Dr Rob Archer

Occupational Psychologist

Dr Rob ArcherBA, C.Psychol., MSc (Dist.) Occ. PsychologyRob is an Occupational Psychologist specialising in leadership development and assessment, coaching, organisation development and resilience training. As Director of Operations he leads our expert multi-lingual team delivering culturally specific training across Europe and takes a key role in new programme development. Rob is a former Schools and University cricket international.

Dr Filippo Passetti

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Filippo PassettiMD PhD MRCPsychDr. 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.