1. Abel Fagin
  2. Alliyah Campbell
  3. Claudia de Sampaio Campos
  4. Eloise Stevens
  5. Dr Eva Crasnow
  6. Gema Hadridge
  7. Michela Biseo
  8. Dr Natalie Loibner
  9. Dr Sarah Peter
  10. Sarah Stockley
  11. Sonya Godley

Abel Fagin

Supervisor and Senior Parent-Infant Psychotherapist

Therapeutic team

Abel Fagin is a Counselling Psychologist and has specialised in the field of perinatal psychology and parent-infant psychotherapy. He has primarily worked with hard to reach families in adult mental health and Child Protective contexts. As well as offering therapeutic interventions with families and groups, he also has experience completing parenting assessments as part of legal proceedings. In addition to working in the Early Years Programme and as a course tutor on the Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy training, he works at the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service in Waltham Forest. For more information on the courses and training Abel is involved in please view this page

Alliyah Campbell

Junior Assistant Psychologist - Early Years Programme

Therapeutic team

Alliyah is a Junior Assistant Psychologist who joined the team in February 2021. She has completed a BSc course in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and has experience working with children and families across education and healthcare to provide mental health support. In the Early Years programme, she has been working across two projects: “Think Baby” group helping parents within the perinatal period and the Parent-Toddler group in Wandsworth, supporting vulnerable families with complex difficulties.

Claudia de Sampaio Campos

Therapist and Trainer - PIP

Therapeutic team

Claudia de Sampaio Campos trained as a Child and Adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and has also trained as an adult psychotherapist. She is a Parent and Infant psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre, and she has developed the Perinatal Loss Service at University College Hospital London, where she also provides psychological interventions to the Pediatric FGM clinic. For more information on the courses and training Claudia is involved please view this page

Eloise Stevens

Early Years Therapist and Trainer

Therapeutic team

Eloise is a Child Therapist and Clinical Researcher, specialising in the adaptation, implementation, delivery and co-ordination of evidence based parenting programmes with different populations. She has worked on a number of studies testing the effectiveness of VIPP (Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline), an early intervention parenting programme, with children with behavioural difficulties, foster carers, parents with personality disorder and primary school teachers at Imperial College, UCL, University of Cambridge and in the NHS. In the Early Years Programme, Eloise is leading on the development and delivery of a new service called Mind the Dad, for fathers experiencing mental health difficulties in the perinatal period.


Dr Eva Crasnow

Senior Therapist and Trainer - Early Years Programme

Therapeutic team

Dr Eva Crasnow is a psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapist. She qualified from IPCAPA in 2013 and works in the NHS as well as in the EYP and PGS at The Centre. Her areas of specialism include Children Looked After. For more information on the courses and training Eva is involved in please view this page

Gema Hadridge

Therapist and Trainer - Schools Engagement and Early Years Programme

Therapeutic team

Gema Hadridge is an SWE registered Social Worker. She has worked across a range of settings in health and social care services, including at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families since 2017 in the Early Years Parenting Unit. She previously worked in adult inpatient services (on the high and medium secure wards, locked rehab and high dependency units), as well as in an eating disorders CAMHS inpatient service.  She has a training in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and is currently completing the advanced MBT supervision to become an accredited MBT Practitioner. She is working towards her qualification in becoming an accredited Theraplay Practitioner so her work also applies Theraplay® principles.


Michela Biseo

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Clinical

Leadership team

Michela is a Parent infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC), and a Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (Association of Child Psychotherapists - ACP). Michela is the Deputy Head of the Early Years & Prevention Department - Clinical, where she leads on clinical work and training in Infant Mental Health and Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PPIP). 

Dr Natalie Loibner

Early Years Therapist - VIPP

Therapeutic team

Natalie Loibner is a Counselling Perinatal Psychologist and was previously a Social Worker. She has worked in NHS mental health services for 18 years and more recently in perinatal mental health services. She works as a VIPP therapist within the Early Years Team at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Dr Sarah Peter

Senior Therapist and Trainer - Early Years Programme

Therapeutic team

Sarah Peter trained as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA). Before joining the Early Years team at the AFNCCF she worked in the NHS in specialist mental health services for babies, children and adolescents, and in community outreach services targeted at families with young children. Sarah teaches child development and psychoanalytic theory at the AFNCCF and the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

Sarah Stockley

Adoptive parent group facilitator

Therapeutic team

Sarah joined the team in February 2021 and has 18 years experience working as a consultant teacher for an inner city Behaviour Support Team.

Sarah is an Adoptive Parent and is an accredited MBT reflective parenting practitioner. She works in the National Early Years Adoption Therapy Service as an Adoptive Parent Group Facilitator and is also involved in the Parent Facing Platform project.

Sarah has an MA in Human Relations and is a Foundational Group Theraplay Practitioner and has a wide range of experience using Theraplay Informed principles in a personal and professional context.

Sonya Godley

Therapist and Trainer

Therapeutic team

Sonya is an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist having completed the AFNCCF/UCL MSc. in CBT for Children and Young People, also trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

She is a therapist and trainer in the Early Years Team, working in the National Early Years Adoption Project and delivering a Parent-Toddler group for adopted children and their parents. She is also Deputy Programme Director for the AFNCCF/UCL Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Young Person’s Psychological Wellbeing Practice; a workforce development programme to train practitioners to offer access to low-intensity evidence-based treatment interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

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