Our team

President

Egle Laufer  

Mrs Egle Laufer

President, Co-Founder of the Brent Centre and Consultant Psychoanalyst

Distinguished Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society

Vice Presidents

Alan Budd

 

Sir Alan Budd GBE

Alan is a prominent British Economist, and has worked in Whitehall and the finance industry. He was also Provost of The Queen’s College, Oxford. He has been involved with the Brent Centre for many years where he was a Trustee before becoming Vice President.

Peter Wilson  

Peter Wilson

Peter is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who worked at the Brent Centre for 10 years. He trained with Anna Freud and worked in numerous mental health services for children and adolescents. He also co-founded and directed YoungMinds for 14 years. Peter has been a Vice President for fifteen years.

Board of Trustees

Jeremy Bard

 

Jeremy Bard

Chairman

Jeremy is a retired International Banker. He spent many years working with the energy and mining industries at Citigroup. He is currently also involved with charities in the fields of international volunteering and art psychotherapy.

 Dr Carole Amobi  

Dr Carole Amobi

Carole is a local GP who has worked in Brent for 17 years. She is a GP teacher and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Robin Anderson  

Dr Robin Anderson

Robin is both an Adult, and a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst. He is also a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and was formerly Head of the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic.

       The Earl of Listowel  

The Earl of Listowel

Lord Listowel is one of ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. He is a member of the Independent Crossbench Peers and is also involved with charities in the fields of children and family welfare and health. 

Deborah Perlin  

Deborah Perlin

Deborah is a Barrister, employed by Treasury Solicitors, specialising in employment law.

Bernard Roberts  

Dr Bernard Roberts

Bernard is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head Psychotherapist for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, trained in the psychoanalysis of children, adolescents and adults.

       

Eamonn Santry

Treasurer

Eamonn has spent most of his career in marketing and market research, running his own successful research agency for 30 years. He brings commercial expertise and a strategic focus to the Centre.

 Janine Sternberg  

Dr Janine Sternberg

Janine is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working and teaching in both the NHS and in private practice. She has been, and continues to be, very involved in the training of Child Psychotherapists and active in their professional body, the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

 

Members of Staff

Management and Administration Team:

Dr Maxim de Sauma

 

Dr Maxim de Sauma

Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director

Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Full Member of the British Psychoanalytic Association, Senior Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Sarah Fielding  

Sarah Fielding

Senior Executive Officer 

Clinical Administration Manager

Specialist Mental Health Worker

 

 

Valentina Levi

Joint Schools and Outreach Coordinator

Clinical Administration Manager

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

 
Anna Honeysett  

Anna Honeysett

Acting Clinical Administration Manager; Joint Coordinator Schools and Outreach Service and Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Jameel Ukaye  

Jameel Ukaye

Administration and Finance Manager

Clare Brunst  

Clare Brunst

Research Psychologist

 

Greta Steponaityte

Assistant Research Psychologist

Barbara O'Keeffe  

Barbara O'Keeffe

Clinical Administrator

Eleanor Cull  

Eleanor Cull

Clinical Administrator

 

Anne Bouvier

Fundraising Manager

 

Berhanu  

 

Berhanu Kassayie

Trust Fundraising Officer

 

 

Stephanie Strong

Communications Officer

 

Clinical Staff Team:

Dr Julia Boutall

Adolescent Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society

 

Dr Catalina Bronstein

Adolescent Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists

Dr Sara Flanders

Adolescent Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society

 

Dr David Leibel

Adolescent Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Member of the Institute of Psychoanalysis

Dr Ana Paulina Sauma

Consultant Psychoanalyst

Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society

 

Hannah Solemani

Adolescent Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation

Dr Ana Rivadulla Crespo

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists

 

Joelle Alfille-Cook

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists

Jana Duchonova

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists

 

Alonso Gonzalez

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst

Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society

Adam Kay

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists

 

Sebastian Kohon

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Hedy-Anne Freedman

Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Susanne Calice

Counselling Psychologist

Sarah Herman

Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Psychotherapist

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered

British Psychoanalytic Council Registered

 

Lucy Rosenstein

Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Psychotherapist

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered

Katherine Shillito

Specialist Mental Health Worker

 

Natalie Turner

Specialist Mental Health Worker

Catherine Whitaker

Specialist Mental Health Worker