Dr Soren Petter

Dr Petter is the founder of Psychwise Associates. He is a Consultant Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the National Health Service, Private Health Care Sector and Organisational Stress Management, with international experience having worked in the United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Africa. He offers therapy in both English and German. He spent several years working with severe and enduring mental health problems in open and locked NHS wards, while providing high stress and anxiety management in corporate settings in the City.

He is equally academically active, being a faculty member of Regents University, and now visiting lecturer and doctoral examiner at City University London, University of Surrey and University of Gloucestershire. He lectures on matters of psychopathology and sexual problems, and supervises and publishes research on treatment advances. Most publications focus on the reduction of shame and powerlessness in people and organisations, while promoting salutogenic (health-creating) human factors. 

His special clinical focus is the prevention and management of individual presentations of stress, distress and compulsive patterns by decreasing shame, guilt and powerlessness, and increasing functional multi-sensory processing and affect regulation, to help people feel wholesome and coherent within themselves.

Current appointments:

Psychwise Associates Ltd:                   Director Clinician

City University London:                          Visiting Lecturer in Advanced Treatment Modalities

University of Surrey:                               Visiting Lecturer in Psychosexual Psychology

University of Gloucestershire:               Research Supervisor in Organisational Salutogenesis


Academic / Clinical training:

University of Essex:                               Doctor of Counselling Psychology, 2007-2010

University of Sheffield:                          PG Diploma Psychotherapy, 2005-2007

Regents University London:                  Post MA Diploma Counselling Psychology, 2003-2004

Regents University London:                  MA Counselling Psychology 2001-2003

University of Roehampton:                    BSc Hons Psychology 1998-2001

University of Duesseldorf:                     Pedagogy, 1996-1998

Reattach Therapy Institute:                   Diploma Practitioner, Master 2017

Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre:        CBT for Trauma and PTSD, 2011

Meriden West Midlands School:           Behavioural Family Interventions for Psychosis, 2010



British Psychological Society:                 CPsychol, Charted Psychologist, reg 096811

                                                                     AFBPsS, Associate Fellow British Psychological Society

The Science Council:                                CSci, Chartered Scientist, reg 118/096811

Health & Care Professions Council:        Practitioner Psychologist, reg PYL18165

UK Council of Psychotherapy:                Full Registered Member, reg 01859727

UKCP Universities Training College:        Full Clinical Member

European Federation of Psychologists:   EuroPsy, European Psychologist, UK-12335-201709


Previous appointments:

NHS East London Foundation Trust:       Highly Specialist Psychologist in Homerton Hospital, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit; Community Mental Health Team, Acute Wards Liaison Psychologist, 2007-2012


NHS BEH Mental Health Trust:               Specialist Psychologist, St Ann’s Hospital, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Acute wards Liaison Psychologist, 2004-2007


NHS East London & City MH Trust:         Trainee Psychologist Newham Psychology Service, Psychosexual Therapy, HIV, Erectile Dysfunction & Vaginism, Couples Therapy for Sexual Problems, Systemic Therapy Consultation Enduring Mental Health Problems, 2002-2004


NHS Camden & Islington MH Trust:        Assistant Psychologist in Royal Free Hampstead in Mental Health Crisis and Outreach Team, 2001-2002


ReAttach International Foundation:       Board Representative UK, 2017-2018


PPCS LTD London:                                 Consultant Psychologist for Individual and Couples, Organisational Stress Management Consultant, permanent Clinical Advisory Board Member, 2005-2016


Bijilo Medical Centre West Africa:          Consultant Psychologist Mental Health, 2011-2013


Therapedia London:                              Consultant Psychologist, 2010-2014


Regents University London:                   Faculty Member, Senior Lecturer, Doctoral Examiner and Lecturer, Clinical and Research supervisor, 2006-2013


University of Hertfordshire:                   Visiting Lecturer in Phenomenological Concepts of Psychosis, 2010-2012


The Marylebone Centre for Therapy:     Consultant Psychologist in individual and group therapy for Sexual compulsivity and addiction, 2003-2005


CPPD Counselling School:                      Clinical Training Supervisor, 2005-2006


MIND City & Hackney:                           Psychologist for Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems, 2002-2004


Manhattan NY Centre Bridge Services:   HIV & AIDS Bereavement Psychology, 2000


Caritas Group Germany:                                    Hospice and Geriatric Counsellor, 1996-1998




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