Our biggest strength is our team. We've worked together a long time, and consider ourselves a family.
When you first get in touch, you’ll speak with James. A founding director of the company, few people know more about brain training than he does. He will expertly answer your questions, review your case and help find the best approach for you. He oversees your experience with us from start to finish.
If your assessment or sessions are done in the London clinic, you’ll meet another of our founders, Christina. She takes care of everything in London from the initial brain map to the final session.
If your sessions are done at home, you’ll meet Ingrid (Ida). Our remote neurofeeback pro, Ida holds diplomas in Children’s Psychology, Medical Neuroscience, and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
If you have opted for a brain fitness programme to accompany your sessions, you'll meet Kate, our resident Yogi. She will put together your meditation, breath, and physical exercise plan.
Behind it all is another of our founders, Sarah. Sarah keep everything running, she will be in touch for payments, shipping, and all things logistics related.
- Christina Lavelle (Clinical Director Brainworks, London Clinic)
- Sarah Roy (Company Director Brainworks, Transformational Retreats)
- James Roy (Technical Director Brainworks, Transformational Retreats, client coordinator)
- Ingrid Valentin (Clinical Supervisor, Home Clinic)
- Kate Hewett (Director of Mindset programmes, Transformational Retreats)
Jamie is Brainworks' client liaison, Director of Research and Development, co-founder of Brainworks and Transformational Retreats. He keeps us up-to-date on all the latest technical wizardry, keeps us 'web-connected' and develops new tools to keep us ahead.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island in Canada, James holds certifications as a Wuttke Institute Neurofeedback Specialist, LoRETA neurofeedback certification, Certified Neurofeedback Specialist NTCB, BST Master Level Neurofeedback Practitioner, Certified Biofeedback Specialist NTCB, a member of the Society of Applied Neuroscience, with independent training and continued affiliation with world leaders in neurotherapy.
Struggling to overcome his own dyslexia in the 1970s gave Jamie a keen interest in the mind. By the time he was 12 he had grown into an early computer nerd and brain-geek. In his early thirties, he began a personal quest to uncover the inner mechanisms behind the brain and the process of inner growth. With neuroscience still in its infancy, he looked abroad.
He dedicated the next seven years to travelling the globe for a first-hand education in traditional mind sciences. He ordained as a Buddhist monk, studied with a wide range of yogis, traditional healers and village shamans; all the while keeping up with the fast advancing field of neuroscience. The insights gained from these studies led Jamie and his wife Sarah to pioneer neurofeedback and mind technologies in the UK.
As well as continued involvement with clients, Jamie is currently in Costa Rica writing a book on the brain and self-development. He develops new brain training concepts, and is also a neurotherapist and bodyworker on our Transformational Retreats.
Ingrid ('Ida') Valentin
Ida first encountered neurofeedback during an internship in Spain. By coincidence, she found herself working alongside leading neurofeedback experts in the Spanish speaking world. Fascinated by this new field, Ida became their QEEG expert after less than a year.
Being a digital nomad and polyglot, Ida has visited and worked for several neurofeedback clinics worldwide and learned different techniques from experts in Europe, Russia and America. She has experience in working with children, stress disorders and integrating neurofeedback and mindfulness practices. She has given 2500+ hours of neurofeedback training and interpreted 200+ QEEG recordings. She’s able to conduct neurofeedback therapy in French, Dutch, English and Spanish, and speaks basic Russian, German, Italian and Greek.
At this moment, Ida runs her own clinics in Belgium and the Netherlands, and is a Certified Neurofeedback Instructor for the BFE (Biofeedback Federation of Europe). Ida also is a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness teacher and has attended several silent meditation retreats. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing contemporary ballet and plays the cello.
Director Transformational Retreats, Mindset Coaching and Mindset Fitness