Formed in 1998 and taking its name from the plant synonymous with healing, docleaf is one of the UK’s pre-eminent crisis leadership and development consultancies.

docleaf’s founder, Dr. David Perl qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1984 from the University of London, UK.  In 1999 he left medicine to set up docleaf, which started out as a Crisis Management and Trauma Psychology Consultancy. This part of the business is still very active and supports a number of clients globally with their crisis planning and 24/7 response.

He has experience as a hypnotherapist  and holds a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. He is currently studying for an advance diploma in executive coaching.

In his spare time David works with his wife of 30 years in running LoveRelations, a couples counselling and relationship coaching practice.

David has written extensively about limerence, sex and love addiction as well as trauma and PTSD. His interest in relationships led him to set up www.limerence.net, a  support forum to help those impacted by this little known and debilitating condition.

David is passionate about men’s work and mission in life is to create more self aware people by teaching and helping others and continued self-learning.  He is actively involved in helping men become more emotionally intelligent and volunteers for the ManKind Project charity.

All of docleaf’s consultants have undertaken extensive training in human psychology. They have also undergone significant personal development and have received post-graduate qualifications in coaching and leadership development.

Our Values

No organisation will succeed unless its leaders live by and embody their values. docleaf is founded and run on a simple but solid set of principles which we define as trust, honesty, integrity and respect.

We are also committed to our own personal growth and that of any organisation we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible and creative in the way we work with both individuals and clients.