1. Dr Camilla Rosan
  2. Nicola Labuschagne
  3. Dr Alice Haynes
  4. Michela Biseo
  5. Skye Blyth-Whitelock
  6. Tessa Baradon
  7. Jessica James
  8. Dr Carol Broughton
  9. Dr Eva Crasnow
  10. Dr Sarah Peter
  11. Claudia de Sampaio Campos
  12. Abel Fagin
  13. Eloise Stevens
  14. Dr Natalie Loibner
  15. Gema Hadridge
  16. Alexandros Tsefos
  17. Lydia Barge
  18. Giunia Scotto di Minico

Dr Camilla Rosan

Head of Early Years Programme

Leadership team

Camilla works at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families as Head of Early Years. Camilla is a consultant clinical psychologist and couple therapist by background and across her clinical career has held a range of therapeutic roles related to the early years in the NHS, local authority and other third sector organisations. She has a specialist research interest in developing the field of co-parenting from pre-conception across the transition to parenthood and beyond, and is involved in several research projects to develop the evidence-base in this area. 

Nicola Labuschagne

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Clinical

Leadership team

Nicola Labuschagne is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for over 15 years, developing a specialism in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma.   She has been employed as the Clinical Manager of the Early Years Parenting Unit, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, since 2011. For more information on the courses and training Nicola is involved in please view this page

Dr Alice Haynes

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Systems

Leadership team

Alice joined in December 2019 and oversees the Early Years Programme’s evaluation, communications, policy and research work. She specialised in the perinatal period at the NSPCC, and was Development Manager for the national A Better Start programme which aims to promote good early childhood development in economically deprived areas of England. She has a PhD in social work and psychology. Alice represents AFNCCF on the First 1001 Days Movement Steering Group.

 

 

Michela Biseo

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Clinical

Leadership team

Michela Biseo has been working as a Parent-Infant Psychotherapist in the PIP team since 2009.
Michela did her MSc at UCL/Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and trained as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre. She is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). For more information on the courses and training Michela is involved in please view this page.

Skye Blyth-Whitelock

Deputy Head of Early Years Programme - Systems

Leadership team

Skye Blyth-Whitelock has worked in programme management for the past 10 years.  Skye began with a focus on education, psycho-social support and protection against grave rights violations for refugees and internally displaced people in conflict-affected countries in the Middle East, working with UN Women, ActionAid and War Child.  Latterly, she has led on mental health provision in the U.K., within education settings for children and young people with Mind, and now in the Early Years sector with the Anna Freud Centre.  Skye is also studying to become an Integrative Psychotherapist.  

 

 

Tessa Baradon

Consultant - Mental Health

Leadership team

Tessa Baradon came from the field of Public Health to child psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a child and adolescent therapist and has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of services for parents and infants in the NHS and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Tessa Baradon writes and lectures on child therapy/psychoanalysis and parent infant psychotherapy. For more information on the courses and training Tessa is involved in please view this page.

Jessica James

Consultant Therapist & Trainer & Group Therapy Co-Lead - Early Years Programme

Clinical team

Jessica James is a group analyst who has been a member of the Parent Infant Project team since its beginning. Her speciality is running parent infant psychotherapeutic groups in different settings. She has worked with mothers and babies in an analytic treatment group, in a baby clinic at a hostel for homeless families and a mental health psychiatric unit. She is especially interested in taking ideas from parent infant psychotherapy into the community and, in particular, enabling babies to become equal participants in group situations. For more information on the courses and training Jessica is involved in please view this page

Dr Carol Broughton

Consultant Therapist and Trainer - PIP

Clinical team

Carol Broughton has a clinical doctorate from University College London and trained as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is a consultant parent-infant psychotherapist in the Parent Infant Project at the Centre and works as a child psychotherapist in the National Health Service. For more information on the courses and training Carol is involved in please view this page

Dr Eva Crasnow

Senior Therapist and Trainer - Early Years Programme

Clinical 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

Dr Sarah Peter

Senior Therapist and Trainer - Early Years Programme

Clinical 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.

Claudia de Sampaio Campos

Therapist and Trainer - PIP

Clinical 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

Abel Fagin

Therapist and Trainer - PIP

Clinical 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

Eloise Stevens

Early Years Therapist and Trainer

Clinical 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 Natalie Loibner

Early Years Therapist - VIPP

Clinical 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.

Gema Hadridge

Therapist and Trainer - Schools Engagement and Early Years Programme

Clinical 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.

 

Alexandros Tsefos

Assistant Psychologist - Workforce Development and Early Years Programme

Clinical team

Alexandros is a psychologist trained in Greece, with experience in child, adolescence and adult mental health. He has completed an MSc course in Child Development and a PGCert in Low Intensity CBT interventions. In the Early Years programme, he has been working across two projects: the parent toddler group in Wandsworth, supporting vulnerable families with complex difficulties and the ‘Mind the Dad’, helping fathers within the perinatal period.

Lydia Barge

Evaluation Officer - Early Years Programme

Evaluation team

Lydia is part of the evaluation team in the Early Years Programme. She is completing a PhD at UCL which is examining attachment disorders in children looked after. She was a researcher on a project examining the feasibility of VIPP (Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline) with foster carers and the children in their care and is trained as a VIPP intervenor.

Giunia Scotto di Minico

Evaluation Officer - Early Years Programme

Evaluation team

Giunia is a child and developmental psychologist trained in Italy and is studying to become a Transactional Analysis psychotherapist.  At the Anna Freud Centre she is part of the evaluation team in the Early Years Programme and has been working on developing and supporting the different services with the implementation of a new evaluation framework.

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