Phone numbers
Treatment enquiries: 0800 840 3219
General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
Make An Enquiry
Hannah Raine-Smith
Integrative Therapist and EMDR Practitioner

Hannah Raine-Smith

Hannah Raine-Smith joined the therapy services team at Priory Hospital Bristol in 2018, and holds 1:1 therapy sessions on a weekly basis. She previously worked with survivors of domestic abuse at various organisations which sparked a special interest in working with complex trauma, and led her to train in cognitive neuroscience and then trauma to enable her to specialise in this area. At Priory Hannah sees clients that are suffering from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, but she also uses EMDR therapy to treat a wide range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety.

Hannah is a registered member of the BACP and regularly attends supervision to maintain a high standard of care. Her collaborative approach to therapy uses a cycle of feedback to ensure that the work is focused on the issues that the client wishes to be addressed.


Hannah initially graduated in 2010 in BA (hons) Music and Visual Art  at the University of Brighton (2010) and later went on to study BSc Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University (2016). This training sparked her interest in psychodynamics and interpersonal neuroscience and she gained an academic excellence scholarship to study on the MSc Neuroimaging (cognitive neuroscience) at Cardiff University. During this time she was working with survivors of domestic abuse and discovered EMDR therapy and wrote a literature review on the neurobiological mechanisms of EMDR to ascertain the efficacy of this therapy. Her research looked favourable so she went on to study on the MSc EMDR therapy at the University of Worcester and is currently writing up her research paper which focusses on using EMDR therapy online.

Further training:

  • Level 4 EMDR therapy training (taught by Derek Farrell, University of Worcester)
  • EMDR with complex clinical populations (Distinction)
  • G-TEP- Group trauma intervention
  • R-TEP- Recent traumatic events protocol
  • Working with Ego States- masterclass with Dr Michael Patterson

Research Interests

Hannah has an interest in the mind/body connection and the impact of early relational trauma and complex trauma histories on physical health. She is specifically interested in working with fibromyalgia and a chronic fatigue as encounters these issues regularly when working with complex trauma clients and has successfully used EMDR therapy to resolve this type of medically unexplained symptom.

I am passionate about helping people to negotiate mental health difficulties that they are experiencing and I have trained in eye movement desensitisation and re-processing (EMDR), an evidence-based therapy, to help clients on their journey towards better mental health. I draw upon the psychodynamic modality and acknowledge the potential impact of early relationships and experiences on mental and physical health. I see psychotherapy as a collaborative experience and work with my clients to create a personalised treatment plan that suits their individual needs.

Find a treatment location
Find a treatment location
Acquired Brain Injury
Active Rehabilitation for Severe and Enduring Mental Health - NHS
Acute Inpatient Services
Addiction Treatment
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Acute, HDU & PICU
Affective Disorders
Alcohol Rehabilitation
Alzheimer's Disease
Amphetamine Addiction
Anger Management
Anorexia Nervosa
Anxiety Attack Treatment
Asperger Syndrome
Attachment Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD and ADD
Autism and Learning Disability NHS Service
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Brain Injury Services
Bulimia Nervosa
CAMHS Eating Disorders
CAMHS Low Secure Services
CAMHS Tier 4
Cannabis Addiction
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Cocaine Addiction
Conduct Disorder
Depression in Seniors
Drug Induced Psychosis
Drug Rehabilitation
Early Onset Dementia
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Services
Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
Exercise Addiction
Food Addiction
Gambling Addiction
Gaming Addiction
Gender Dysphoria
Heroin Addiction
High Dependency Units - (HDUs)
Huntington's Disease
Internet Addiction
Ketamine Addiction
Korsakoff's Syndrome
Learning Disabilities
Legal High Addiction
Lewy Body Dementia
Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
Mental Health Treatment
Motor Neurone Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Neurobehavioural Services
Neurophysical Services
Neuropsychiatry, Older Adults and Dementia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Panic Attack Treatment
Parkinson's Disease
Perinatal Depression
Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders
Pick's Disease
Plastic Surgery Addiction
Porn Addiction
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
Psychiatric Intensive Care Units - (PICUs)
Psychoses (CAMHS)
Rehabilitation & Recovery
Relationship Problems
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Secondary Addiction Care
Secure Services
Selective Mutism
Self Harm
Sex and Love Addiction
Sexual Dysfunction
Shopping Addiction
Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)
Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
Spice Addiction
Stimulant Addiction
Tourette's Syndrome
Transcultural Mental Health Issues
Trauma Counselling
Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Resistant Depression
Uncommon disorders in the elderly
Vascular Dementia
Work Addiction
Young People’s Services
Transitional Living Services for Young People and Young Adults
NHS Homepage Blog Item
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Integrative Counselling, Middlesex University
  • Bachelor of the Arts (Hons) in Music and Visual Art, University of Brighton
  • Master of Science in EMDR Therapy, University of Worcester (current study)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroimaging, Cardiff University. (merit)
Can't find what you're looking for?
Contact us by phone: 0800 840 3219 or Make An Enquiry