The Therapists

  • Sarah Hall

    Sarah has experience of working in the NHS, residential rehabs and in community settings with individuals and groups in recovery from addiction, including support for family members affected by their loved one/s addiction. She is also trained to work with trauma and PTSD and has experience of working with personality disorders, especially BPD. 

    As a former professional artist and qualified Art Psychotherapist she uses a range of art psychotherapy approaches, where appropriate, to support clients to explore their feelings and to develop a deeper understanding of their experiences which can then be dynamically processed in the course of the therapy. 

    Her private practice experience is diverse and includes supporting individuals with relationship problems, coping with bereavement, healing from sexual abuse, self development and coping with life change. 

    Sarah is also undertaking a post qualifying training for professional therapists in Jungian Analysis with the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA) in London and offers Jungian analysis for those wanting a long term in-depth experience of therapy.

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    Dr Alison Battersby

    Dr Battersby is a Cambridge trained Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in treating addiction and dependency issues, including prescribed medications. She is also experienced in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, sexual abuse and trauma. 

    Dr Battersby currently works for Plymouth Community Healthcare (NHS) and with Broadreach House residential rehab. She also has an established private practice and is a medicolegal expert for victims of trauma. 

    As a former Academic Secretary to the Addictions Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists she is a passionate advocate of recovery-orientated practice and has contributed to national expert groups and spoken at many conferences both in the UK and internationally.

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      Rachel Lane is a BACP Registered & Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 13 years experience, working in Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall.

      Now specialising in working with individual adults and couples, in the past Rachel has worked with adults at Gloucestershire Counselling Service, and with young people age 11-25 at Gloucestershire SHARE Young People's Counselling Service. She also worked in a Special School counselling children with special educational needs.

      Rachel is interested in psychoanalytic theory and attachment theory, and these inform the way she works. 

      She works with a variety of men and women, individually, and with couples, from various backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. She has worked with divorce and separation issues, trauma, depression and anxiety, bereavement, and the difficulties of creative people, artists, performers and musicians, as well as those of high-flying business personnel. She invites you to come and speak about whatever is troubling you - your hopes, fears and dreams.

      She receives private referrals and referrals from GPs and Employee Assistance Programmes.
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