Meet the Team
Kym Netherton - Founder and Clinical Lead
Kym is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and holds a Masters Degree in Working with People with Eating Disorders and Body Image Disturbance from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is an Associate Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a registered member of the BACP.
Kym has specialised in working with people with Eating Disorders since 2005. She has extensive experience of working in and with the NHS and was previously the Clinical Lead of SWEDA - Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association.
Having recovered from an eating disorder herself, Kym is passionate about empowering other sufferers to fully recover. Kym focusses on clients holistically, and seeks to include the experience of body, mind and soul in to the therapeutic work that she does. She draws on the latest behavioural and positive psychology, neuroscience, ancient wisdom, mindfulness and creativity in her work. Kym is an advocate for the Positive Body Image Movement.
While having recovered herself, Kym recognises that every persons pathway to recovery is unique. Although she uses her own experiences to inform her practice, and can draw on her powerful insights she also has an ability to see and attune to her clients in a way which supports their own individual journeys.
A committed yogi, Kym lives with her partner and children, she loves knitting, walking in nature and heading off on adventures in the family camper van.
Meet the Team
Sarah Stevens - Counsellor and Yoga Teacher
Sarah is a counsellor, group facilitator and yoga teacher. Following her interest in complimentary therapies, Sarah developed a background in aromatherapy and therapeutic massage. This framework, coupled with her long term love of yoga, led her to recognise the ways in which the mind influences the body. She now uses mindfulness approaches both personally and in all aspects of her work. Sarah believes in meeting people where they are emotionally, mentally and spiritually, her desire to support people to become comfortable in themselves has led her to explore and integrate various therapeutic means and models.
Sarah has a long history of working in the voluntary sector supporting people struggling with a variety of mental health problems and life difficulties. Her passion however has been, and continues to be, working with people whose lives are affected by Eating Disorders.
Sarah engages with people in a supportive and compassionate way, enabling them to develop a stronger sense of self and a way of relating to themselves with greater ease and kindness.
Sarah has a particular commitment to working with young people with eating disorders, and those who may be struggling with their body image. She believes that prevention is better than cure and that raising awareness and creating supportive environments for young people to develop is key to both recovery and early intervention.
Sarah is a qualified yoga teacher and teaches groups and private classes for those struggling with eating disorders.
When not on her yoga mat Sarah loves dancing the Argentine tango, walking in nature, growing vegetables and sewing.
Clare Brown - Craft Therapist
Bringing together a passion for handicrafts and a background in Therapeutic Counselling and Teaching, Clare provides experiences which promote traditional skills for the modern age.
Clare uses craft work herself to relax and unwind, to manage anxieties and as a creative tool to explore colour, shape and texture. Clare is keen to inspire and encourage people to craft themselves a happier life.
In particular Clare’s preferred medium is wool and she likens the satisfaction that comes from wool work - (be that knitting, crochet, spinning or felting) to the self soothing of infants. Clare understands that people find solace and comfort in the softness of the fibres and the repetitive actions of the craft at hand, as well as excitement and a sense of accomplishment at learning a new skill. Clare believes that in the world of fibre arts there is a craft and a tool for everyone.
Clare’s approach is lighthearted, practical, and comforting - she brings with her years of varied experience and a treasure trove of fibres.
Clare loves crafting and when she’s not crafting, she’s thinking about it.
Pete Vincent - Clinical Hypnotherapist
Pete is a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a special interest in the way that the mind affects our physical health.
Pete uses hypnotherapy to support people to develop confidence, manage anxiety, recognise and change unhelpful thinking patterns, increase motivation, eradicate phobias and manage stress.
Pete holds the HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma), which is seen as the gold standard training in the field of Hypnotherapy. He is trained to work in models using classical hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming)
Pete’s approach is relaxed, friendly and practical. He believes that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so he will develop a personal plan and teach vital tools that you can take away and put into practice immediately.
Pete is passionate about the natural world and it’s therapeutic benefits, he combines his hypnotherapy practice with his love of gardening, and in his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, photography and time spent in nature.