Dragana Savcic-Sanders - HPCP registered Counselling Psychologist
Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
+44 7944 788670
Hello, my name is Dragana Savcic-Sanders. I am a Counselling Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the secondary and tertiary NHS psychological services. I have developed an expertise in working with adults presenting with a wide range of conditions presenting at the secondary and tertiary level of services. The range of presentation varies from anxiety-related disorders, depression, early childhood abuse/complex trauma, single trauma, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self esteem issues, inter-relational and intra-relational difficulty.
I am highly experienced in providing assessment and trauma-focused therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as providing consultancy, group work and psycho-educational programmes. I have a special clinical interest in the psychological impact of traumatic experiences including childhood sexual abuse as well as any abuse-related experiences, accidents, traumatic losses, complex bereavement, rape and political crime including torture. Her varied expertise and experience allows her to tailor the best approach according to clients’ needs.
I originally trained in ex-Yugoslavia (Croatia) where I was awarded MSc in Psychology and I have been instrumental in the provision of a specialist psychological service in a London-based trauma service for the survivors of prison camps. I am currently coordinating the Complex PTSD team in the north London NHS Mental Health Trust.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the Health Professional Council (HPC) as a Counselling Psychologist. She was awarded MSc in Psychology in 1992 and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS = MBPsM)
I am fully trained in the Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) which is a recommended treatment for PTSD by the NICE (National Center for Clinical Excellence). I am further trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and systemic therapy.
The process of CAT involves looking at patterns of relating and the effect they can have on the individual and their relationships with others. CAT can be an effective therapy for depression, anxiety and the treatment of borderline personality disorder. It is also a recommended approach for the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia. If you are coming to therapy feeling troubled by your relationships with other people, then CAT might be the appropriate therapeutic approach for you.
I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy with both HCPC and BPS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Cost of assessment and psychological therapy is according to a sliding scale between £85 and £130 enabling service to clients from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian|
Supervision & training
I offer low cost supervision and personal therapy for students in training.View supervision profile