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, Personal Empowerment and Transformation Coach, Author and Speaker with over 20 years of experience. She founded The Recover Clinic in 2005 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, Thom and daughters, Dixie and River. 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

OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Beth is our Operations Manager whose responsibility it is to ensure everything in the clinic is running smoothly for our clients and staff team- a busy role that Beth thoroughly enjoys! Beth has over 8 years’ experience in administrative and operations roles and is also a qualified Integrative Counsellor and an individual member of the BACP.

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 and friends.

Zoe Smith

Clinical Treatment Advisor
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Zoe has always had a passion for supporting others and has several years’ experience of working and volunteering within a wide range of therapeutic organisations since graduating with a BSc in Psychology. She has recently completed her MSc in Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Greenwich (BACP Accredited).

In her spare time, Zoe loves being outdoors in the countryside and is a keen horse rider. She loves indie-folk music, Japanese food and is an avid supporter of Bath Rugby.

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 modalities which 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, heartfelt poetry, and positive affirmation posts. She loves to bake and can often be found cooking up a storm in The Recover Clinic kitchen!

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.

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 of sun and dreams of one day moving to a country that has sunshine all year round.

Becky Burnett

Senior Dramatherapist
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Becky is an 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 performing 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!

Becci Morris

Dramatherapist

Becci is a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Dramatherapist, trained in the Sesame approach. At its heart dramatherapy has the intentional use of a variety of creative mediums including story, play, movement and enactment to support healing and growth. Becci studied acting at university and has always been passionate about the potential healing powers of the arts. Before training as a dramatherapist Becci worked in psychiatric wards where she was committed to supporting and empowering people, and developed a holistic and empathetic approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Becci loves spending time with family and friends (in particular her dog Lexie), trying her hand at different creative activities and spending time exploring nature, especially near the sea - rain or shine!

Robina Wilson

Body Oriented Psychotherapist
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Robina views the body as a vital source of wisdom that 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 sectors. 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 reaching 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 sex 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.

Faye Heath

Integrative Therapist
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Faye is a trainee Counselling Psychologist and she in her last year of training, she is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and BPS (British Psychological Society). Her training is underpinned by combining Counselling with the rigour of Psychology and this includes studying a range of different modalities, at present, she currently specialises in CBT, Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy although she tends to work integratively. As a Counselling Psychologist Faye believes that evidence-practice should be at the heart of therapy and aims to help each person with through a collaborative therapeutic relationship and effective practice.

Faye has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology, and a Masters' degree in both Psychological Research methods and Counselling Psychology and has worked in a range of different settings with several client groups. This includes psychiatric services, NHS, children's homes, schools, counselling services in the charity sector and residential parenting assessment. She used to be a Samaritans volunteer which she also thoroughly enjoyed.

Faye offers a non-judgemental, warm, accepting, authentic therapeutic relationship with each person to aid them on their journey to recovery in order to gain a better sense of self to reach their full potential.

Faye has previously lived in the Middle East and tries to travel as much as she can when she can, she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to the day when she can read for pleasure rather than for research, her perfect place to be is in the secluded outdoors which gives her time to slow down and reflect.

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 of 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 individual 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 willing 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.

REBECCA JENNINGS

Nutritional Therapist

Rebecca is a registered nutritionist (Association for Nutrition), having qualified with an MSc in Human Nutrition. After starting her career in Mental Health in 2017, she has also undertaken further MSc modules in Eating disorder clinical science & treatment and has worked at the Priory Group for the last 3 ½ years.

Rebecca is passionate about supporting individuals to understand their eating habits and helping them to feel at ease making choices catered towards their personal needs. Her nutritional approach follows the belief that everyone is different, but food is ultimately to be enjoyed in a balanced way, without judgement.

Outside of work, Rebecca competes at 400m hurdles and enjoys being active, as well as spending her spare time with friends. She has recently moved to London, so is currently exploring her new surroundings!

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 for 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 complemented 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 practices 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.

Isabel Dawkes

Nutritional Therapist
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Isabel joined the Recover Clinic straight out of training at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition as a Nutritional Therapist. Prior to working in nutrition, Iz trained at Le Cordon Bleu and worked as a chef in numerous countries; so is fascinated by food and cooking – she has a recipe for everything! She works with compassion and empathy, to encourage and support clients in their journey towards food freedom, allowing them to be exactly who they are meant to be.

Outside of the clinic, Iz also works within Female Health, supporting women in finding their happiest self.

In her free time, Iz loves keeping active through netball & CrossFit, playing with every dog she comes across and finding any excuse to travel.

Chrissy Kapartis

Recovery Coach and Mentor

Chrissy is a life-coach (trained at Animas Centre for Coaching), self-love mentor and mental health speaker. Prior to her coaching career, she completed her 3 years of actor training. She is currently training at The Coaching Academy as an NLP practitioner and youth coach. She has future plans to go to University to get a BA in counselling.

Chrissy herself was a client at the Recover Clinic between 2015 and 2017. During her recovery, she became passionate about self-love, body-image and for helping people realise that they are good enough. In her own coaching practise she works with clients to recognise their own self-worth and to work towards building the life that they want. 

As a recovery coach, Chrissy hopes to help clients see that no matter what negative beliefs they hold about themselves- they have always been and will always be good enough.

Outside of coaching (and acting), Chrissy is also a spoken word writer and performer. She loves reading, walking in nature, going to the theatre, surrounding herself with loving people and continually working on her own journey of growth and development.