Who we are

The Fathom Trust is a charity made up of a team of dedicated makers, volunteers, ambassadors, and trustees.

We believe something special happens when people encounter the beauty of nature and traditional crafts and we are passionate about creating ways for others to experience this for themselves.

Dr William Beharrell

Dr William Beharrell is a doctor specialising in psychiatry in the NHS. He is a founding member of HM King Charles III’s charity Turquoise Mountain and has worked on community development projects around the world. 

In its first five years in Afghanistan, he helped Turquoise Mountain to run a programme to preserve traditional crafts, along with social and economic regeneration. This also included setting up a primary health centre and primary school.

He has subsequently undertaken projects in Romania and Jordan with a focus on community development, heritage crafts, conservation and health. He has degrees in medicine from Cambridge and Arabic with Persian from Durham and has worked in Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


Meet the trustees behind the Fathom Trust

Iain McGilchrist

Psychiatrist & Author

Niki Barbery-Bleyleben

Artist, Sociologist, Economist, Conservationist

Richard Dwerryhouse

Experienced Finance Director, Chief of Operations and Non-Profit Country Director


Meet the team of makers behind the Fathom Trust

Amanda Rayner

Willow weaver

Athene English

Leather worker

Barn The Spoon

Spoon Carver

Clare Clark

Occupational Therapist with special interest in animal-assisted therapy

Danny Fleck


Emily James

Clothes Maker

Gareth Irwin

Traditional wood turner

Heather Dickens

Willow Weaver

Hugh Conway Morris

Conservation architect

Jacqueline Yallop

Novelist & cultural historian

James Waters


Jess Tanner

Ecotherapist, Horticulturalist

Jude Riley

Paper Marbler

Kate Mobbs Morgan

Horse Logger

Laura Thomas

Woven Textile Artist

Lucy Sheehan

Movement and meditation

Lukas and Salome Augustin

Film Makers

Melanie Van De Velde


Nancy Durham

Lavender Farmer & Distiller

Patricia Digby

Printmaker and Craft tutor

Tilla Waters


Tom Frost



Meet the team of ambassadors behind the Fathom Trust

Alan Heeks

social entrepreneur and author

Daniel Carpenter

Operations Director, Heritage Crafts Association

Dickon Bevington

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

Dr Alan Kellas

Consultant Psychiatrist and expert on Green Care/Sustainability

Dr Kate Dufton

NHS consultant psychiatrist and trainer in psychotherapy. Currently working with the Climate Psychology Alliance

Dr Lucy Sutherland

Director, National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Dr Robert Powell

GP Partner in Llandovery and committed to helping patients by promoting holistic care, and Brecon Mountain Rescue Team Leader

Dr Sarah Williams

GP, Clinical lead for Green Health Wales, RCGP lead for Climate and Sustainability, co-founder of Greener Practice Wales

Fraser Watts

Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Lincoln

Jane Myat

GP, Lecturer in Culinary Medicine, Co-Founder The Listening Space

Jonathon Gray

Director of Improvement & Innovation, Cardiff & Vale NHS

Junaid Bajwa

Chief medical scientist at Microsoft

Mark Vernon

Psychotherapist & Writer

Michael Dixon

GP, Chair, College of Medicine & former Co-Chair National Social Prescribing Network

Professor Dame Clare Gerada

GP, President of Royal College of General Practitioners & Chair of Doctors in Distress

Sir Mansel Aylward

Chair, Life Sciences Hub Wales

Steve Killick

Clinical psychologist & storyteller

Tania Dolley

NHS chartered psychologist including trauma counselling lead & ecopsychology. Tania is taking a lead role in developing services to address traumatic stress across Wales

Vivien Ainley

Cognitive Neuroscientist