Meet the Team behind The Hanover Centre

The Hanover Centre is a community of practice.

The team consists of Dr Roberta Babb, Andy Cole, Silva Neves, Dr Poul Rohleder, Gillian Babb, Cecily Criminale, Vicky Goldin & Dr Fabienne Palmer. 

For more information about each member of the team, please see the profiles below.

Dr Roberta Babb

Dr Roberta Babb is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Registered Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant. She is registered with the HCPC, a chartered member of the BPS (DCP, DFP, and DCP Faculty of Leadership and Management), British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and a Principle practitioner with The Association of Business Psychology (ABP).



Andy Cole

Andy is a business psychologist who has led training, development and talent management strategies in the private and public sector. His consulting practice covers executive coaching, corporate education, experiential leadership development and interim HR projects.

He brings energy and enthusiasm to make learning & development both experiential and engaging. He has a reputation for taking a pragmatic problem solving approach, the goal is always to help people learn new ways to solve problems and become more resourceful.

Andy holds an MSc in Business Psychology, Postgrad qualifications in HR management and Executive Coaching & Mentoring. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Principal Practitioner with Association of Business Psychologists and a Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

In April 2019 Andy was admitted as an individual member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol practitioners (FDAP).

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Silva Neves

Silva Neves is a COSRT accredited psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist, a trauma psychotherapist and an EMDR therapist working in his Central London private practice and online. He sees individuals and couples presenting with a wide range of sex and relationship issues.

Silva specialises in working with sexual trauma, infidelity and compulsive sexual behaviours. He works extensively with the LGBTQ community as well as the heterosexual population. Silva is a clinical supervisor offering psychosexual and relationship therapy, trauma therapy and compulsive sexual behaviour treatment supervision and ad-hoc supervision. He is a faculty member of CICS (Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology) and IOSS (International Online Sexology Supervisors)

Silva delivers a range of trainings on psychosexual and relationship therapy, trauma therapy and compulsive sexual behaviour treatment. He is an accreditation assessor for COSRT. Silva often contributes to articles on various sex and relationship topics.
Silva featured in the BBC programme Sex On The Couch.


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Dr Poul Rohleder

Dr Poul Rohleder (MA, DPhil, C.Psychol) is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy practitioner. He has 15 years experience of working in private and public mental health practice.
He is a board member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and also a committee member of the BPC Task Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity within Psychoanalysis. He sits on the editorial boards of various academic journals, including the British Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychology and Sexuality. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex.  
He previously worked on the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, where he was involved in the training of clinical psychologist.

Poul provides individual short-term and long-term psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. He is also able to offer online counselling and psychotherapy sessions. He also provides supervision for psychodynamic practitioners.

Alongside his clinical and academic work, Poul is available for psychological consultation on the psychodynamics of human behaviour to authors, screen-writers and film-makers. He can provide input on mental health issues, unconscious aspects of behaviour, interpersonal dynamics, impact of childhood experience on adult life, defensiveness, and personality traits.

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Gillian Babb

Gillian Babb is a senior HR professional with over 15 years of generalist HR experience in the private sector. She serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of employee relations, recruitment, talent development, management and leadership coaching, corporate strategy and HRIS implementation.

Gillian has a BA Hons Degree in International Business and French and is an associate member of the CIPD, having completed a CIPD level 7 PG Dip in Human Resource Management.

Having spent a number of years working in-house for global matrix structured organisations, Gillian has experience in supporting leadership teams in developing and engaging high performance teams through performance management, leadership training, coaching and driving the company cultural values. Gillian has particular interest in equality, diversity and inclusion matters.

Cecily Criminale

Cecily is a therapist and educator specialising in supporting life transitions. Utilising psychotherapy and education, she helps individuals and relationships cope and move forward through changes that impact identity, career, family, sense of belonging, unhealthy behaviours and sense of self. She is often sought out for specialised work around expatriation, trauma, and psychosexual issues including compulsive sexual behaviours. Cecily provides consultation and training to organisations active in supporting the lives and careers of their community members.

Cecily is an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a registered member of The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), an EMDR therapist qualified to work with trauma, and a qualified member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).  

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Vicky Goldin

Vicky Goldin is a BPC-accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with a background in pharmaceutical and healthcare business intelligence and research. She has twelve years clinical experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adult patients across the NHS, the charitable sector and in private practice.

Vicky offers psychotherapeutic assessment and consultation, long-term individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, time-limited psychodynamic counselling and psychoanalytic / psychodynamic supervision. She also provides clinical consultations, psychotherapy and supervision online.

Currently working exclusively in private practice in Central and North London, Vicky can be contacted at, with further information available online at



Dr Fabienne Palmer

Dr Fabienne Palmer is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych), a Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Therapy (PGCert), and a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (BSc, Hons). She has also received specialist training in trauma informed treatment that underpins her role within the NHS. Fabienne has worked clinically for over 7 years, supporting the emotional wellbeing of children, young people, adults and older adults from diverse backgrounds. Her therapeutic orientation is integrative, which means she draws on a wide range of psychological theories and models to help her clients work towards and achieve their goals effectively. She values the voice of the client and works collaboratively with them to provide a supportive space, in which they can safely process difficult thoughts and feelings.

Fabienne provides short term and long term therapy to adults who would like to find new insights, as well as new, more adaptive ways of coping with the impact of various difficulties, such as challenging/traumatic life experiences (past and present), transitions/change, struggling with aspects of your identity, feeling stuck/lost, or breakdowns in relationships (peer/family/work). Fabienne can also help you to identify and target specific issues, including persistent worry, low mood, self-image, anger, sleep issues, or intimacy. Fabienne is also aware of the limitations of the current mental health service provision in the UK for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds; she investigated what mental health services in England are doing to improve outcomes for Black service users specifically, as part of her doctoral thesis project. She is, therefore, committed to improving access to psychological therapy for BME clients and she ensures that issues relating to diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, culture, and difference are attended to within all aspects of her clinical practice.

Outside of individual therapy, Fabienne provides trauma informed training, consultation and reflective practice sessions to individuals, groups and organisations. Other interests include institutional racism, oppression, discrimination, stigma, intergenerational acculturative stress, intragenerational trauma, human rights, women's rights, barriers to accessing mental health services, early intervention, resilience and strengths-focused frameworks. 

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Sarah Alpert

Sarah Alpert is a COSRT accredited Psychosexual and Relationship therapist and is an accredited specialist in Compulsive sexual Behaviour disorder. Sarah works with individuals, couples and groups and additionally specialises in working with partners of individuals who are sexually compulsive.

Sarah is an experienced trainer in sexual health and HIV education and is a Registered Member of the British Association for counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), an Accredited member of the College of sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of sexual addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).

Sarah has over fifteen years of experience working as a specialist Nurse Practitioner in sexual Health and HIV both in the private sector and the NHS at a variety of London Hospitals and Overseas. Sarah is currently the Sexual Health Lead- Nurse in her current role.

Sarah works with both long-term as well as short-term therapy and welcomes working with both the Heterosexual community as well as the LGTBQ Community.
Sarah has also contributed to various articles on several sexual health topics.

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Movell Dash

Movell Dash has a working career that spans 30 year, covering Law and Programme and Project Management and now focuses on Diversity and Inclusion and Coaching. Movell is a qualified Barrister, Project Manager and Coach and is a member of the Association for Project Management and Middle Temple Inns of Court. She is a Gallup certified and Oxford Brookes validated coach and has worked extensively in both the Public and Private sectors.

Movell’s current career focus is on Diversity and Inclusion and Coaching and as such she has worked with a variety of organisations and she is viewed as a specialist subject matter expert whose expertise is sought in matters of policy, strategy and project design and delivery. Her expertise was recently recognised at the 2019 Investing in Ethnicity Awards where she was honoured as one of the Top 10 Future Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion.

As a skilled and experienced public speaker Movell has spoken on topics including equality and diversity, Imposter Syndrome, project management, career development and coaching. She is a well respected speaker and uses these skills volunteering within local communities where she has worked with students at school and university level speaking and delivering workshops on goal setting and career development.
Having sat on boards as a School Governor and Director, Movell has a working knowledge of governance process and practice and has used her skills and experience in this area to coach and mentor women returning to work and seeking board placements. Movell is committed to empowering women in the workplace and provides strengths based coaching to women returning to work from extended leave and those newly entering professions to improve confidence, self-esteem and productivity.
Movell is the owner and founder of Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy and Executive coaching practice Modas Personal Development. Movell provides consultancy for a range of companies in the private and public sectors including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Goldsmith University. As part of her practice Movell provides strengths based coaching for individuals and teams which is proven to increase confidence and productivity. Executive coaching is provided for C-Suite executives across a variety of sectors. 

Movell Dash

The Hanover Centre
15 Hanover Square


Phone: 07473 206052