Dr Peter Cockersell

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MSc, DPsych, UKCP
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London, Greater London, SW1V
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About me

I have over 20 years of post-qualification experience as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, working in private practice, the third sector, and the NHS. I trained in Intercultural Therapy and have always worked with people with a range of cultures, ethnicities, social classes and skin colours.

I have extensive experience of working with men and women impacted by histories of trauma and/or abuse, or being raped; identity struggles such as inter-or intra-cultural concerns; mother or father issues including becoming a parent; sexual orientation; drug, alcohol, gambling and/or porn dependency; and anxiety and depression. 

Essentially I see psychotherapy as a process where we work together to try to understand what's going on for you, whatever it is, and to explore the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that arise from, and/or contribute to, the situation. This will include thinking about how past experiences, including childhood, have influenced how you are today as well as thinking about what's going on now. I work with you to help you try to find your resolution to whatever is bothering or disturbing you by finding out more about yourself, your situation, and your own capabilities.

The aim of therapy, I think, is for you to feel more comfortable with yourself and to be able to get on with getting more of what you want and need from your life.

If you'd like to give me a try, the first session is free and there is no obligation so you can find out whether I feel like the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years post-qualification, in the NHS, voluntary sector and privately; I currently supervise in the NHS and voluntary sector and have a small private practice of individual psychotherapy.

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 a member of the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre,  the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (APP),  and The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS).

I currently practise privately in Pimlico, London; supervise psychotherapists in the NHS and voluntary sector; act as a consultant in psychologically informed environments; and work for a mental health charity.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are £75 per session, or a fixed fee of £250 per month for ongoing once-weekly sessions; your choice.

The first session is free.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

At the moment the only in-person space I have available is on Thursday afternoons at 5.30pm or evenings at 7.30pm. I also have a limited space for one or two online clients.

London, Greater London, SW1V

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)



I offer one-to-one psychodynamic supervision for experienced or training psychotherapists and counsellors.

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Dr Peter Cockersell
Dr Peter Cockersell