Alumni Mentors

We are delighted to have Alumni Network Mentors in a range of different professions who will hopefully be useful points of contact for prospective/current students as well as many of you too!   We are in the stages of gathering the names of people who could be at hand in the event that someone wishes to speak to them about a particular professional avenue (their preparation, experience and learning).   If you wish to put yourself forward, please do get in touch with myself. We’d be delighted to hear from you.   Our current categories are:

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Clinical Psychology

Adult Psychotherapies (including adult psychotherapy/psychoanalysis, counselling, hypnotherapy, family therapy)

PhD/Research

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is hosting an exciting Networking event on Monday May 9th 2016 from 6pm till 8pm which will bring in some of our mentors so you can meet and speak with them.


PhD/Academic Alumni Mentors

Elena Panagiotopoulou

undefinedElena (PDP, 2011-12) is undertaking a PhD in neuroscience at UCL under the primary supervision of Dr Katerina Fotopoulou. HerPhD investigates how interpersonal affective touch is integrated with other sensory and social signals to construct our body image. 

Marianne von Mohr

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Mariana (DNP, 2013-15) is now in the first year of her PhD at UCL, supervised by Dr. Katerina Fotopoulou. Her PhD research will focus on the social modulation of pain. 

Child Psychotherapy

Ben Stambler

undefinedBen (PDP, 2010-11) graduated from PDP and is now in the third year of his training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy through the BPF.

Eva Crasnow

undefinedEva (PDP, 2005-06) graduated from PDP and has since qualified from the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training through the BPF. She works part-time at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families as a Toddler Group leader.

Sarah Peter

undefinedSarah (PDP, 2003-04) trained at IPCAPA (The Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA), part of the BPF. She qualified in 2014 and since then has been working as a child psychotherapist at Brent CAMHS. She also teaches nursery observation at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Edwin Fenn

undefinedEdwin (PDP, 2006-08) graduated from PDP and has since qualified from the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training through the Tavistock Clinic. He has been working for the Child Psychotherapy Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and also runs a seminar group.

Clinical Psychology

Emma Jane Smith
Emma (PDP, 2005-06) has finished her Clinical Psychology training and has started to work for Tower Hamlets CAMHS.

Jacob Clark
Jacob (DPCP, 2011-13) is in the second  year of his clinical psychology training at the University of East London.

An Tong

undefinedAn (DPCP, 2012-14) is in the first year of her clinical psychology training at UCL.  She is currently on placement at an IAPT iCope service in Islington.

Adult Psychotherapies

Fatima Martinez del Solar
Fatima (PDP, 2001-2) undertook the Adult Psychoanalysis training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She now practices as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in London.

Tobi Nolte

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Tobi (DNP, 2007-09) is currently on the Adult Psychoanalysis training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. 

Ozden Bayraktar

undefinedOzden (PDP, 2008-09) is currently working as a counsellor and life coach in private practice. She is also very involved in the media in Turkey.

Tim Neville

undefinedTim (PDP, 2005-06) has qualified as a Social Worker. In 2010, he worked within the social work team for children with disabilities and then in 2013 started a full time Masters in Social Work at Kingston University.  He now works as a qualified social worker in Hounslow Adult Mental Health Services.