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bpf Board of Trustees

The British Psychotherapy Foundation is a registered charity (registered charity number: 1150806). As such, it is governed by our Trustees who provide their time and expertise to help drive the organisation forward.

Members of the board collectively set the policies of the organisation to ensure transparent, ethical conduct. The board is also responsible for overseeing bpf’s finances. The board also oversees strategy, and appoints senior management personnel.

Jean Knox


Jean has been a committee member on the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Society of Analytical Psychology, the International Association of Analytical Psychology, the International Attachment Network and two local psychotherapy charities.

In 2008, she was an expert reviewer of the National Occupational Standards for the psychotherapy profession. She was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology from 2000 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2017, and was Associate Professor at the University of Exeter. 

Saranja Sivachelvam

Lay trustee member appointed by Board

Saranja completed her Master’s degree in Chemistry with the University of Oxford and has worked in the finance industry for the last eight years. Her experience includes corporate banking and Equity Research at BofA Securities (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch) covering speciality finance and Consumer Staples firms. She is now a Director in Equity Research at UBS, covering General Retail, where she has been an active member of the Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Council, predominantly focussing on raising awareness of Mental Health. 

Ferelyth Morris


Ferelyth worked as a youth worker and teacher, and then studied comparative education and development intending to go into a career in International Development. She worked as a peripatetic specialist teacher for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and also ran a centre for highly disadvantaged and vulnerable adolescents.

Her interest took her to Birkbeck’s Student Counselling course, now its MSc, and from there to the Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training course at the former BAP. She has held posts in CAMHS in Uxbridge and Tower Hamlets. Her current Consultant post is in Haringey CAMHS where she is also Clinical Lead. She also works as a psychotherapist at the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile.

These roles bring together her interest in culture, diversity, trauma, resilience and clinical management. She is currently Chair of the IPCAPA Executive and has had various roles in other voluntary sector organisations.

Liza Catan


Liza qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist fourteen years ago, after a career in academic psychology, then as a research manager in the Civil Service and voluntary sector. She has since built up a private practice on the South Coast and became a senior member of the bpf in 2016.

She is currently Chair of the PPA Post-Qualifying Course Committee, a member of the PPA Executive Committee, and was previously an active member of the National and Regional Development Committee.

Steven Flower

Co-opted Trustee

Steven Flower is a Jungian Training Analyst and Supervisor for the BJAA.  He is a Fellow of the bpf, and has previously served as Chair of the BJAA, the British Association of Psychotherapists and the British Psychotherapy Foundation, the bpf.

He has worked widely as a trainer and organisational consultant and has written a number of papers and conference presentations.

Yemsrach Hailemariam

Lay trustee member appointed by Board

Yemi has worked as computer programmer for over 25 years in both US and UK.  She is a single mother of 3 children.  She is interested in making psychothearpy accessible to the wider community.  She is interested in the effect of displacement on families which she has experienced when moving from Ethiopia to the US and then to the UK.

Jemma Corenbloom

Co-opted Trustee

Jemma completed an MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf)/Birkbeck University.  She then trained and qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the bpf.  She is currently in private practice in London and has also previously worked with patients in an NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy service.

Eleanor Mongey

Co-opted Trustee

Eleanor qualified with bpf after completing her training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the LCP. Eleanor’s professional background is in higher education where she has worked in a variety of roles and is currently Head of Student Services at Birkbeck, University of London. She is passionate about education and lifelong learning, describing herself as an eternal student – having studied literature, journalism and career counselling before psychoanalysis. Eleanor works in private practice, is a Group Facilitator on Psychotherapy Today, and is involved with the bpf South London group.