Peter Cockersell

Peter Cockersell


07468 459151

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07468 459151

About me

I have over 15 years' post-qualification experience as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, working in private practice and the NHS.

I work with individuals to try to find resolution to the problems or difficulties that they bring. Essentially I see psychotherapy as a process where we work together to try to understand what's going on, whatever it is, and to understand our feelings, thoughts and reactions; the aim is for the individual to be more able to achieve what they want and need from their lives.

Issues I have worked with have included depression, drug and alcohol dependency, gambling, relationship problems, histories of trauma and/or abuse, bereavement and loss, or because they're not sure where they're going in life. I'm also happy to work with people with diagnosed mental health problems, and have experience of working with people with diagnoses of schizophrenia, personality disorders, general anxiety disorder, and chronic depression, amongst others.

I have worked with men, women, and transgender individuals, many sexual orientations, old and young, people of religion and none, and people of many cultures, including many refugees.

Despite the list of 'issues' I've written above, I work with people not issues, because I believe the whole person matters and the 'issue', whatever it is, is never the sum of the person: there's more to you than whatever's troubling you, and you have the capacity to get through whatever difficulty it is that faces you, and to get on with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years post-qualification, in the NHS, voluntary sector and privately. I have also worked extensively with homeless people, rough sleepers and refugees as a manager and then director for a large homelessness organisation.

I trained as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre and UCL Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, and did my clinical placement at St Thomas's Hospital in London. I also have an MSc in Intercultural Therapy from UCL, and a DPsych (Doctor of Psychotherapy) from Metanoia & Middlesex University.

I am registered with UKCP, and I am a member of the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, and of the College of Medicine.

I currently  practise privately in Vauxhall, London; supervise psychotherapists in the NHS, voluntary and private sector; act as a consultant in psychologically informed environments; and teach Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at Surrey University.

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In London my fees are £70ph for individual sessions, or £120pw for twice weekly.

In Winchester my fees are £60ph for individual sessions, or £100pw for twice weekly.

Maps & Directions

London, SW8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


London: Tuesday and Thursday, limited evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults