Dr Peter Jakob

Dr Peter Jakob

Psychology 30022986


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr. Peter Jakob

Peter Jakob is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist with over 28 years of post-qualifying experience. Having worked for many years in the NHS- in his last position as Lead for Complex Cases in East Sussex Child- and Adolescent Mental Health Services- Peter is now an independent practitioner in the Southeast of England. He sees children, young people, adults and families to help them overcome often highly complex difficulties. Apart from general psychological practice, Peter specialises in

• violence, destructive behaviour and behaviour problems in children/young people and young adults
• trauma
• anxiety, obsessional/compulsive behaviour and social withdrawal
• recovery from abuse
• therapy for child protection and in multi-agency contexts
• looked after children
• working with vulnerable adults.

His therapeutic approaches include Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused methods, NVR, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Integrative Therapy and Non Violent Resistance (NVR). Having introduced NVR – a new and highly innovative approach to violence and behaviour problems - to the UK, Peter presents nationally and internationally on working with serious behaviour problems.

Peter’s philosophy is based on working collaboratively with people, which he finds more effective than ‘treatment’. While drawing from a large ‘toolbox’ of methods, Peter aims to help his clients recognise and use their own strengths, resources and knowledge. The hope and self-confidence they gain then becomes the vehicle for change, which can often be much more rapid and profound than previously expected. Peter does not believe that one’s personality is set in stone. He feels responsible to provide therapy which promotes rapid change, and in which his clients’ own knowledge of themselves is respected - even, or especially, when they have had an abusive or traumatising past.

Areas of interest

Children (0-6 years of age); Children (7-11 years of age); Adolescent mental health; working age adults; Older adults (not neuro-degenerative conditions); Families; Major trauma; Anxiety disorders; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Eating disorders; Complicated bereavement; Depression; Emotional self-regulation diffficulties (Borderline Personality Disorder); ADHD; Autistic spectrum (ASD); Conduct disorders; Alcohol / drug dependency; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Clinical psychology; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Systemic Family Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Non Violent Resistance (NVR); Integrative therapy

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional dysregulation following brain injury

Medical secretaries

  • Kristy Hobden
  • McKeown Psychology Associates 17-18 Prince Albert Street BRIGHTON BN1 1HF
  • 01273 821402
  • 01273 203800
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