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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      John Colverson is a Jungian analyst, experienced psychotherapist, and psychotherapy supervisor. He has been in private practice as a qualified psychotherapist for over twenty years. He has been a Jungian analyst since 2011. He also has over fourteen years’ experience of working in the mental health field, and consequently he has a wealth of experience to offer.

      He is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

      He offers psychotherapy and Jungian analysis at his Brighton and Hove practice in Sussex. Some concessionary fees are available during office hours. He can also provide sessions via Skype if attending sessions in person is not feasible on a consistent basis. (read more here)