Brighton Team

The Recover Clinic has opened a brand new eating disorder clinic in Brighton!

The new clinic follows the exact same approach we use at our clinic in London; creating tailored counselling programs for those suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body dysmorphia and EDNOS.

We’ve made sure to create a homely space that encourages a positive and loving outlook on recovery. Meet our wonderful team…

aliceAlice Goodwin
Clinical Director

Alice has worked at The Recover Clinic for two years. As a trained Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Alice ran the creative and art therapy groups at The Recover Clinic in London, before assuming her role as Clinical Director in Brighton.

Alice has always been inspired by the amazing capacity of people to change and turn their lives around. She works psycho-dynamically which means looking at how the past affects the present as well as at what is happening in the here and now. She is a strong advocate of mindfulness and of letting the developing relationship between client and therapist guide the route to recovery.

When not working, Alice is out dancing, listening to music or walking by the sea. She loves Prince and being in the sunshine, and has a deep rooted love of Brighton and all of it’s colourful quirkiness.

Sally Brooker
Psychodynamic Therapist

sallyresolutionSally believes that the opportunity to challenge habitual behaviour patterns, re-examine beliefs, and explore buried feelings can allow for deep change to take place in ones life. She provides a safe and non-judgemental space working with her clients, where an authentic therapeutic relationship is central to the development of the work.

Whilst completing a professional training in classical ballet, Sally became interested in the psychological approaches involved in elite training and performance. She went on to complete a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and qualify as a Psychodynamic Therapist. She has worked within a variety of settings, including the NHS, private healthcare, education, advocacy and arts charities.

Sally enjoys all aspects of the arts with an eclectic taste taking her to a variety of gigs, performances and exhibitions. She has a weakness for beautifully designed stationary, handmade pottery and coffee.

Victoria Fernandes
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

Victoria is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and artist.  She is passionate about empowering people through the creative arts process within the therapeutic relationship.  She feels that the ‘therapeutic relationship’ between client and therapist is key in creating change in a client’s life – be that emotional, psychological, physical or spiritual and that using the arts in therapy allows the unconscious to creatively express itself; the arts are a ‘bridge’ to the unconscious.  She works empathically building trust into the core of the therapeutic relationship.

Victoria is Anglo-Indian and her heritage influences her humanistic/holistic approach. She also works with the Chakras in Meditation and Mindfulness groups where she promotes the healing of the ‘whole’ person from within.

Outside work she loves to paint, visit art galleries, travel, socialise with family/friends and stroll along the seafront (whilst trying to avoid the over exuberant seagulls!).

Lucy Marsh

Lucy is a Dramatherapist and has a Masters degree in this as well as a Bachelors in Drama and Physical Theatre. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of NHS, schools, private and social care settings. She uses the healing power of storytelling and metaphor to help initiate therapeutic transformation, and works with the body through the use of movement and rhythm.

Aside from her therapeutic work, Lucy has worked in a wide range of industries, and been involved in many creative projects which has provided her with a varied set of skills and experiences.

In her spare time she enjoys visiting theatres and museums, exploring new places, and finding a seat with a view to read a good book.

Rebecca Jennings
Nutritional Therapist

Rebecca has a MSc in Human Nutrition from London Metropolitan University, and has been working within female Sports Nutrition for a Football Club since the beginning of 2016. Alongside this, Rebecca set up her own consultation business where she works with a range of clients from a variety of backgrounds.

Rebecca established an interest in nutrition since suffering from Psoriasis, and enjoyed exploring food with the belief that a different approach to her diet would improve her skin condition. Rebecca is passionate about helping people understand their eating habits, and feel at ease making choices that are catered towards their personal needs and goals. Her nutritional approach follows the belief that everyone is different, but food ultimately is to be enjoyed in a healthy and balanced way.

In her spare time, Rebecca competes for an Athletics Club at 100m Hurdles and enjoys cooking for her friends, family and boyfriend. She recently brought a food truck which she takes to Farmers Markets on Saturdays and sells Buddha Bowls!

Jade Hunt
Healthcare Assistant

Jade has always worked in people-facing roles as this is what she enjoys the most! Having grown up in a busy family home with her parents who fostered children for many years, she has the ability to gel with people from all different backgrounds.

Jade has worked for the NHS within a Mental Health Commissioning team, enabling her to get a better insight into the medical side of mental health. She feels that it is very important to treat the route cause of the issue, and to work with the mind, body and soul to enable a full and healthy recovery. Jade has aspirations to train as a psychotherapist, and is very grateful to be working with such a strong team.

In her spare time she likes to go for walks with her dog Reggie (who is a crazy cavapoo!), and loves to cook for friends and family (especially indian food!). She also likes to mediate, do yoga and paddle board.

Sarah Barfoot
MSTAT The Alexander Technique

Sarah is a member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She considers the technique to be the ultimate self-help skill and teaches one-to-one private lessons and runs group workshops on request.

The technique is a re-educational process that has many therapeutic values: it can help a person to break out of old, unhelpful patterns of movement and behaviour and restore their natural, poise, balance, and equilibrium. Sometimes referred to as embodied mindfulness, pupils often remark that they feel freer and lighter after a lesson with a sense of heightened conscious awareness. It is especially helpful for anxiety and stress related conditions, improving posture and alignment, muscle tension and stiffness and back/ shoulder pain.

Sarah is a pioneer in her field currently writing an MA programme with Rose Bruford specialising in applying The Alexander Technique to The Performing Arts. She has a BA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and Diplomas in both Art and Acting. She has recently completed a course in Transcendental Meditation.

In her spare time, Sarah is an avid reader, loves sea-swimming and going to the theatre. She lives in Brighton with her twelve-year old daughter, Edie, and their little dog Slim Shadie.