Our Clinicians

 Clinicians

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Founding Partner

Dr. Marielle Quint

DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Marielle is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Marielle’s background has been in an NHS Child & Family Clinic seeing young people and their families with a wide range of  difficulties. She has gone on to develop a special interest in anxiety based issues as well as low mood and behavioural challenges. Her post-graduate qualification was in relation to Infant Mental Health and she feels extremely passionate about supporting new parents to negotiate the psychological transition and lifelong challenges of family life. In particular, in supporting new mothers who may have not been able to have the birth experience they wished for or struggling with their mood. Marielle consults to a school on a weekly basis supporting pupils, parents and staff. Additionally, Marielle has a particular interest in supporting women who have experienced trauma.

Marielle describes herself as an Integrative Psychologist drawing on different approaches such as Psychodynamic ideas, Cognitive-behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Systemic thinking, as best suit each individual.

Marielle is Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva, Cigna and Pru health recognised health care provider.

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Founding Partner

Fiorella Lanata

BA Hons, Pgdip, MACP

Fiorella is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist trained in the British Psychotherapy Foundation and is specialised in working with children and adolescents. She is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy and has extensive experience working with children of all ages as well as with young people navigating the difficult emotional path to adulthood.

Fiorella areas of interest and experience include trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety, developmental disorders (including learning difficulties), anger, concentration and hyperactivity. She is also interested in helping parents think about their children and how best to help them develop, as well as the challenges that parenthood presents.

Additionally she has an interest in helping people who feel lost, or unhappy, either in their professional or their personal life and might be struggling in their relationships with others.

In Fiorella’s prior experience before training as a therapist she worked with families of different ethics and social backgrounds, focusing particularly on intercultural development, migration and identity.

Fiorella works in English and Spanish in North London.

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Alonso Gonzalez

MBPS

Alonso is a Psychoanalyst, member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Alonso is registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council and accredited by The Professional Standards Authority. Prior to these UK trainings Alonso also trained as Clinical Psychologist abroad.

In his work Alonso is interested in paying particular attention to the different ways in which anxiety gets in the way of personal relationships, work or studies. These anxieties sometimes can make people feel unhappy or angry and sometimes hopeless and stuck. Engaging in a meaningful open ended relationship with a Psychoanalyst will allow you to explore these anxieties in a safe and confidential space with a fully qualified mental health professional. This would give you the opportunity to understand the different reasons why you might be struggling at the moment.

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Adam McKendry Duncan

Msc, Pdip, MACP

Adam is a Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. He works with a range of age groups from under-five children through to young adults who may be looking for help in negotiating the challenges of identity and relationships associated with young adulthood.

Adam has a background of working in both the NHS and voluntary sector and is currently a Child and Adolescent therapist at the Brent Centre for Young people. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock clinic.
As well as offering medium and long term therapy Adam can also offer  state of mind assessments which may help contribute to a deeper understanding of a child’s individual development. These assessments can be useful for parents and professionals who are planning support around a child or adolescent. He can also offer sessions for parents or couples who may find it helpful to speak with a professional about their child’s ongoing development where this is of concern. This may be in support of therapy for the child or be a helpful intervention in itself.
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Andrea Pedraz

BA Hons, MA, MAProf, MACP

Andrea is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic and a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Her work has mainly been in the NHS within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the community and in a psychiatry paediatric liaison service at a general hospital. Andrea works with children and adolescents with complex emotional and psychological difficulties and has a specialism in providing psychotherapeutic support to young people with chronic illnesses or somatic presentations. She also has an interest in working with looked after children and has had relevant experience in doing so.

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Hannah Abrahams

Chartered Educational and Child Psychologist

As an Educational Psychologist Hannah is registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professionals body.  She believes strongly that each child has an individual way of learning not only cognitively but emotionally too. Hannah aims to support children’s educational, emotional and social well being and development. In order to best support children to meet their potential in all aspects of their development adults and educators around them must have a clear understanding of their needs. She works closely with parents and schools in order to build a full, systemic picture of the child and their needs. Hannah offers both cognitive and dynamic assessment in order to gain a holistic and integrated understanding of your child.

Hannah offers therapeutic support, interventions and consultations for children and families. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution focussed brief therapy and Mindfulness in her practise. Hannah has a particular interest in working with children who have social and communication difficulties, anxiety and children and families who have experience loss and bereavement. Hannah also runs dynamic workshops for parents and carers including topics for supporting positive behaviour, managing change and transition and supporting your child to develop friendships and empathy. She regularly supports schools, delivering training on matters including supporting children’s development through play and managing change as well supporting children who experience Literacy and Numeracy difficulties. Hannah has worked as a Psychologist for 10 years and prior to this she worked as a Primary School Teacher.

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Dr. Avital Pearlman

BSc Hons, DClinPsy

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Avital is a certified Clinical Psychologist who has worked in child, family and perinatal settings for the past 8 years. She has a particular interest in supporting individuals and couples who have found that the journey to parenthood isn’t as they had imagined, and works together with them to understand the array of issues that can arise, including; difficulty conceiving, miscarriage and loss, anxiety during and after pregnancy, post-partum depression and complex emotions that arise within in the parent-infant attachment process.

Avital has specialist experience in working with families where the child has a diagnosis of a learning difficulty, Autism Spectrum Disorder and related diagnoses and is passionate about supporting families in understanding diagnoses and their impact, whilst always holding the child in mind.

In addition, Avital has worked in specialist Paediatric settings, such as the Feeding Disorder Service at GOSH and Hillingdon Hospital, where she led the Feeding Clinic and supported children and families in managing the emotional impact of both short-term and chronic illness and re-negociating family life within this context. Avital’s roles included direct therapeutic work with families, including assessment, individual and family therapy and liaison with other professionals.

Avital offers a range of therapeutic models in working with, individuals, children and families, these include; Systemic, Psychodynamic, CBT, Solution Focussed and Attachment Models. Avital works with the range of issues mentioned by supporting individuals and families in finding strength and resilience that can be used in managing current challenges.

Avital is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Gabriella Santacruz

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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Elie Jesner

MA (Cantab.), MA (Warw.), UKCP

Elie is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a member of the Philadelphia Association. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he studied Philosophy, and also of Warwick University, where he obtained an MA in Philosophy.

His approach borrows from both of these worlds, using the combined resources of philosophy and psychoanalysis to understand the unique situation of every individual. This may include relating to their early experiences and history together with their cultural and social situation. An appreciation for the complexity of life is at the core of his work.

As well as his studies, he brings a wide range of professional experience to his work. He has worked in the financial markets, in the technology start-up environment, in adult and secondary school education and in informal youth work. These diverse environments have helped him to develop a broad understanding of human nature, and makes him well placed to work with a wide range of clients.

Elie welcomes the opportunity to work with a wide range of issues, but is particularly well placed to help with career related issues such as stress or anxiety, and with problems touching on religious, moral or philosophical questions.

Contact Us

Marielle Quint, Founding Partner 07857964909
Fiorella Lanata, Founding Partner 07593025879
email: info@jigsawtherapy.co.uk

Our locations

In North London:
Golders Green
Finchley Central
West Hampstead
Palmers Green

In West London:
Maida Vale

In East London:
South Woodford