About Us

The Recover Clinic is a family run organisation that was founded over 15 years ago. Since then we have offered trusted and effective outpatient and online treatment delivered by a highly qualified team of professionals, including fully recovered therapists.

We combine evidence-based treatment with mindfulness practices and other therapies and are passionate about treating our clients as people, not patients. We offer a compassionate and non-judgemental experience where we empower members of our community to gain strength, wellness and independence. We are human-beings first, therapists second.

Meet Our Team

Emmy Brunner

Founder & ceo
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Emmy is a Psychotherapist, Spiritual Recovery Coach and Mental Health Speaker with over 15 years experience. She founded The Recover Clinic in 2007 as she wanted to build a community that offered comprehensive treatment packages for the sufferers of trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression and personality disorders.

She dreamt of a holistic treatment model that considered the ‘whole person’ — body, mind and spirit — including all elements of lifestyle. The Recover Clinic now offers a program that embodies just this: it emphasises the therapeutic relationship and uses both conventional clinical treatment and alternative therapies.

A die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan, Emmy lives in Brighton with her husband, daughters and her many animals. She loves sushi, all things French and has a penchant for hats. 

For more from Emmy, visit emmybrunner.com or click here to follow her on Instagram.

BETH HAWLEY

ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Beth came to the Recover Clinic from the YMCA where she supported young people in gaining an education in Youth Work through her role as Programme Manager. Beth studied Social Policy and Crime at the University of Leeds, and holds a Level 4 PGDip in Therapeutic Counselling with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy (BACP recognised).

Beth’s favourite things in life include travelling (anywhere warm), Thai food, her cockapoo Dillon (who you might find snoozing somewhere in the clinic) and most importantly - her family & friends.

Lisa-Ann Jones

Senior Health & Wellbeing Coordinator
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Lisa has a MA in Health Psychology and has been a wonderful member of our team for the past 5 years. Lisa has extensive experience in psychotherapy services, specialising in the treatment of eating disorders and depression with adolescents. Through her practical and theory background, Lisa has been able to develop skills in different therapeutic modalitieswhich she brings to her diverse role at the clinic.

In her personal time, Lisa continues to support and empower individuals with their mental health journeys, through her inspirational mental health blog, heart-felt poetry and positive affirmation posts. She loves to bake and can often be found cooking up a storm in The Recover Clinic kitchen!

Georgia Foster

Clinical Support Worker
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Since graduating from her BSc in Psychology with Criminology and MSc in Psychology in Clinical Practice, Georgia has worked in multiple roles supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and issues related to their mental wellbeing. Georgia believes in providing a compassionate and caring approach to supporting individuals through the difficulties they are experiencing and aims to uncover and empower the individual underneath it all.

In her spare time, Georgia enjoys taking her Miniature Schnauzer, Dottie, out for walks in the countryside, listening to podcasts, watching crime dramas and meeting up with friends in the city. Georgia often travels in search for sun and dreams of one day moving to a country that has sunshine all year round.

 

Dafni Antonarou

Clinical Lead & Senior Arts Psychotherapist
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Dafni is a BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered art therapist and is currently training in Systemic Family Therapy. Dafni is psychodynamically orientated, and her practice incorporates mindfulness and mentalisation-based therapy techniques. Her work employs the benefits of self-expression through the use of art materials thereby encouraging playfulness and spontaneity – this can be tailored to accommodate each person’s needs, individuality and therapeutic goals.

Dafni has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with complex needs. She has worked in mainstream and SEN (special education needs) schools, as both an art therapist and teaching assistant. She possesses a thorough grasp of the pressures imposed on children at an early age. This, alongside her experience with adult mental health within the NHS, has encouraged her to be as adaptable and open-minded as possible within her practice.

Outside her work at The Recover Clinic, Dafni supports research projects such as the Horizons initiative funded by the NHS, which examines the psychotherapeutic benefits of art therapy. In her spare time, she likes travelling, reading, watching movies, visiting galleries and spending time with her friends.

Becky Burnett

Dramatherapist
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Becky is a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered dramatherapist and is a full member of BADth (The British Association of Dramatherapists). Dramatherapy is a type of psychological therapy that uses different creative mediums including enactments, stories, myths, movement, play and many more to encourage and support growth, healing and transformation. Trained in the Sesame approach to dramatherapy, Becky underpins her practice with Jungian theory and provides a space for potential unconscious material to be realised and explored. 

Before studying as a dramatherapist, Becky trained as an actor and spent time touring with Solomon Theatre Company as well as preforming in a variety of stage productions. Becky still keeps her connection to the theatre through attending shows in her spare time and uses these experiences to further her practice as a dramatherapist. 

Becky enjoys different creative activities in her spare time, searching for bargains in the many markets and charity shops of London, spending time with her friends and family and dancing!

Robina Wilson

Body Oriented Psychotherapist
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Robina views the body as a vital source of wisdom which holds each individual’s life story. She recognises that meaningful self-discovery and personal growth is possible when the mind and body are accessed together in psychotherapy through verbal and creative self-expression as well as embodied awareness. As an advocate for working with the mind-body continuum, Robina has experienced how an embodied approach to therapy can affect the whole functioning of an individual by enabling clients to invite change through experimenting with new ways of being. She believes that central to the healing process is the co-creation of a trusting therapeutic relationship. For this reason she is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and sensitive therapeutic environment in which each individual is accompanied through their journey of recovery and personal growth.

Robina is an experienced Movement Psychotherapist and a registered professional member of the national accrediting body; Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). She has worked with diverse client groups in a variety of settings including psychiatric services, the NHS, private and charity sector. Originally from France and having lived in the Middle East; Robina has a particular interest in questions around identity, diversity and body politics.

Come rain or shine, Robina loves exploring the countryside with her hound! A DIY enthusiast, she enjoys learning new skills and crafts. She has a budding interest in horticulture, is an avid podcast listener and Radio 4 Women’s Hour fan.

Isa Marin Garcia

Sex & Relationships Therapist
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Isa is a psychologist with a masters in sexual therapy, sexual counselling and sexual education.

When it comes to therapy, Isa is a person who really believes that people's wellbeing and happiness are possible and the key to reach those goals is oneself. Her approach highlights the unique personal attributes of every client valuing each human being for what they are and reminding them about their power to live their life fully.

Isa has experience in the field of sexual counselling and education with couples, individuals and families. She has also participated in the educational field as a teaching assistant and later on, a sexual educator in charge of sexual violence prevention programs and healthy relationships for the community.

She also works in mother and baby units supporting vulnerable women that have been in abusive relationships, assessing their parenting skills and helping them to achieve their potential.

Isa also facilitates a weekly eating disorder support group at the Bowlby centre for clients that have been referred from the Eating Disorder unit in St Ann’s Hospital in the London Borough of Haringey.

She is currently undergoing training at Regent’s University taking the MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling as a means of furthering her therapeutic skills.

Caroline Jench

Gestalt Psychotherapist
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Caroline is a firm believer that every person has the right to self-determination, responsibility for themselves and the freedom to make choices that will be true to who they are. After graduating from university with an MA in Clinical Psychology, she went on to train as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and is a member of the UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners), the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). She has worked with children and adults struggling with mental health issues in various settings, in the UK and abroad.

In her work, she is committed to creating a safe environment in which her clients can develop a greater awareness of their body, emotions and mind and thus experience a more conscious way of being present. Caroline feels very strongly about the therapeutic process as being one created by both the therapist and the client; where two people meet as equals, in an atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect, creating the foundation of what can develop into a relationship in which the client can explore their past, experiment with and experience new behaviours.

Growing up in a pet friendly home, she has always had a great love for animals and up until recently has had pets of her own – mainly dogs with which she would enjoy going for walks and playing in the park.

These days, after work, she tests her talents as an amateur chef/baker and despite not being able to successfully bake an edible pastry, she continues to try. She loves travelling and whenever she can, she tries to get away from the city and into nature.

Lucy Fry

Trainee Psychotherapist

Lucy has a foundation certificate in the Psychotherapeutic Arts from the Institute of Arts in Therapeutic Education and a Certificate in Counselling Skills. She is currently studying Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in West London and has over two years’ experience working with clients as a trainee. Lucy is also an experienced health journalist writing for a variety of print and online publications.

Marissa-Catherine Carrarini

Head of Nutritional Therapy
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Marissa-Catherine (BA Philosophy & Literature MA Literature) is a naturopathic nutritional therapist (graduating from CNM in 2008) with over ten years experience of working in mental health and with eating disorders.

Marissa-Catherine blends a dietetic approach to eating disorder recovery with naturopathic skills and the desire to help every client be their true selves. Marissa-Catherine sees each client as a unique individuals facing their own obstacles & challenges and strives to enable each client to be calm and confident to eat to their needs and tastes. She works in a kind & compassionate manner. She allows for humour, silence and debate to be in the sessions and is wiling to learn from every client she meets. She passionately believes in the value of nutritional education & lifestyle support to enable each client to be independent and to thrive.

Outside work, Marissa-Catherine has a young family and lives in central London. She loves: film, modernist literature & culture and is a passionate feminist and environmentalist.

ISABELLA OSMOND

Nutritional Therapist
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Isabella is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health and enjoys supporting individuals through their recovery with personalised nutrition.

Having graduated with a BSc in Drama and with a background in marketing, Isabella realised that nutrition was her true passion so began her training in Nutritional Therapy at The College of Naturopathic Medicine from which she graduated with a distinction in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy.

Outside of work, Isabella loves catching up with friends, being outdoors in the countryside and hanging out with her cat, Mimi who she adopted in 2018.

JESS KASRIEL

Nutritional Therapist
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Jess came to The Recover Clinic from TRC Group, where she worked as the Clinical Manager and Nutritional Therapist for 5 years. Jess has a great passion in how nutrition can help support clients’ mental wellbeing as well as their physical and spiritual wellbeing. She studied Nutritional Therapy at The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), where she gained valuable clinical experience, which complimented her academic experience in the field. Predating this, Jess obtained a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Eating Disorders at UCL and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she was granted a full tennis and academic scholarship for five years.

Jess has a natural passion for yoga and sport - you’ll often find her on her yoga mat or on the tennis court outside of work!  She enjoys teaching yoga and practises Reiki in her private practice, where she enjoys aiding people along their journey of self healing and towards flourishing health. In her spare time she loves hanging out with family and friends, travelling and spending time by the seaside.

Kaysha Thomas

Nutritional Therapist
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Kaysha is a British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registered Nutritional Therapist.

Since graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2010, Kaysha has worked in a number of corporate and private nutrition roles. In 2015, Kaysha decided to further develop her skill-set by training as level 3 Pilates Instructor. This has allowed Kaysha to help clients regain health through forming a healthy relationship with movement as well as mindful eating. Forever the life-long learner, Kaysha is currently studying for a Master of Science in Sports & Exercise Nutrition.

When it comes to nutrition, Kaysha believes that everyone is unique and that this is echoed in their food choices and lifestyle choices. Kaysha's understanding, passion for the innate wisdom of the human body helps clients to debunk the pseudo-science and myths they encounter on social media.

Outside of work, Kaysha enjoys mid-distance running, writing and being a tourist in her own city, London.

Rebecca Viner

Digital Marketing Lead
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Rebecca has over 12 years experience in Content Marketing, specialising in social media and community management, with multiple diplomas in digital marketing and design. Her portfolio includes clients across a variety of industries including retail, health & wellbeing, pharmaceuticals, life coaching and education.

Having worked as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, achieved distinctions in Health and Social Care, and experienced her own challenges, Rebecca is extremely passionate about how we can all resource ourselves online to improve our mental health. Here at the Recover Clinic and for our founder's own channels, her mission is to make our social media platforms and blogs a positive, healthy and practical space for our minds.

She also loves walking her 3 dogs, reading, swimming, musical theatre and seeing Michael Bublé live (4x so far)!