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 Dr Starr (Freddy). An American Psychiatrist with 16 years’ in neurofeedback, Dr Starr supervises all home sessions; he handles your initial brain map, creates your training plan, oversees your sessions and reviews the final results with you.
Assisting Dr Starr is a team of highly experienced, BCIA certified neurofeedback therapists; Ida, Sean, and Lita. They connect by internet to run your daily sessions, help with questions, and assist you while you train.
Behind it all is another of our founders, Sarah. She will be in touch for payments, shipping, or anything logistical. Nothing runs without Sarah.
- Christina Lavelle (Clinical Director Brainworks, London Clinic)
- Sarah Roy (Company Director Brainworks, Transformational Retreats)
- James Roy (Technical Director Brainworks, Transformational Retreats, client coordinator)
- Dr. F. Scott ('Freddy') Starr (Clinical Supervisor, Home Clinic)
- Lita Elbertson (Home Clinic)
- Sean O'Connor (Home Clinic)
- Ingrid Valentin (Home Clinic)
- Dr. Isabelle Martineau (Functional/Bioregulatory Medicine, Naturopathic Nutrition)
- 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 1970's gave Jamie a keen interest in the mind. By the time he was 12 he had grown into an early compter 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 writing a book on the brain and self-development. He develops new brain training concepts, and is also a neurotherapist and bodyworker on Transformational Retreats.
Assisting Dr. Starr;
Ingrid "Ida" Valentin
Dr Isabelle Martineau, MD (Paris), MBSBM, LFHom
Functional Medicine, Bioregulatory Medicine, Naturopathic Nutrition
Director Transformational Retreats, Mindset Coaching and Mindset Fitness)