Hello and welcome
Welcome to the web site for Phoenix Psychotherapy, based in Cornwall, a designated therapy venue designed to provide diverse and flexible spaces for psychotherapy delivered by highly qualified therapists working in a range of orientations.
For more information of the kinds of therapy we provide click here
We are based on Bodmin moor, near Phoenix Mine, and attract clients from a wide geographical area including South Devon, South East, Mid and North Cornwall.
The therapy spaces are all contained within an old converted chapel with two private and enclosed outdoor spaces. However, due to the history and limitations of the building, regrettably we do not have wheelchair access.
Forms of therapy we offer
Phoenix Psychotherapy offers a choice of psychotherapy modalities designed to accommodate a range of treatment needs. Orientations currently available include: Art Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Core Process Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis, as well as private Psychiatry appointments.
We provide individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, couples therapy, and group therapy. We do not currently offer psychotherapy for children.
You do not need to know in advance which approach is right for you as you will be offered a comprehensive assessment which will enable us to guide you into the most suitable orientation and therapist for your specific needs. At the assessment you will also be able to ask any questions you may have about the different models of therapy and explore with the therapist what feels right for you based on your presenting symptoms and any previous experience of therapy.
For more info on the therapists and their orientations click here
Who we are
The Centre was founded and is managed by Sarah Hall: MA Integrative Art Psychotherapy (Distinction), IATE, London. Sarah is a UKCP, HCPC, & BAAT accredited/registered psychotherapist and is also undertaking an additional training in Jungian Analysis for qualified and experienced psychotherapists with The Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA), London.
With specific experience and interest in Addictions, Sarah is a consultant for Addaction, one of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol agencies, specialising in supporting clients with dual diagnosis and PTSD. Her role includes 2 days a week at Chy rehab in Truro, where she runs ‘RAFT’ (Recovery and Aftercare for Formative Trauma), a bespoke group psychotherapy programme for adults who experienced trauma in childhood.
Addaction Chy rehab Truro
Sarah also works for Addaction in a national capacity, across the UK, delivering training and supervision on ‘Animate’, an art therapy evidenced based family therapy intervention she devised specifically for Addaction.
Sarah has also previously worked in residential rehab for Broadreach House in Plymouth providing one to one and group psychotherapy for women with Borderline Personality Disorder at Longreach House, the all female rehab in the Broadreach portfolio of treatment centres.
In addition to her work in the addictions field Sarah has experience of practicing within the NHS at Plymouth Community Healthcare with patients suffering from Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Bipolar and other acute mental health problems. She has presented a joint paper on this work with Consultant Psychiatrists Dr Alison Battersby (Plymouth Community Healthcare) & Dr Francis Keaney (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) at UKESAD 2014 (UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders).
Other professional experience includes supporting survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
It is not necessary for you to have a problem with addiction to see Sarah or benefit from her approach. She currently works in private practice with individuals engaged in both long and short term psychotherapy for a range of other reasons, working through their symptoms and feelings with the support of the arts as and if deemed beneficial.
As part of her commitment to CPD and the development of her private practice Sarah is also undertaking a 2 year course for experienced qualified therapists wishing to become Jungian Analysts with the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA) in London. This qualification will lead to membership of the IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychology).
She currently offers some low cost places for individuals wishing to undertake a more in-depth long term personal analysis (18-24 months duration).
For details on the other therapists at Phoenix Psychotherapy click here