Dragana Savcic-Sanders

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West End, London, WC1B
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced psychologist and have worked over 20 years within the NHS psychology services offering psychological therapy to help with: anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others.

I am fully trained in a number of different therapeutic ways of working including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and systemic therapy.

Each of us is unique and, following an assessment and our joint agreement for goals in therapy, I will tailor a clear therapeutic plan and approach best suited to your needs and preferences while using the most efficient therapy modality. I am an avid follower of the latest development in research when it comes to understanding our functioning and difficulties as well as therapy models. I adhere to the ethical framework of both BPS and HCPC.

My particular clinical interest lies in the field of Psycho-trauma and I can offer a highly specialist assessment and trauma-focused therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as complex trauma (for example, resulting from childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and complex bereavement)

Do contact me for a  free telephone conversation and I will answer any questions you may have.

I trained in psychotherapy called Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) at St Thomas's Hospital in London over a decade ago and I am passionate in helping recognise and understand the underlying patterns of behaviour that can lead to a number of unhelpful ways in which we relate to ourselves and others. This is also a recognised approach in helping deal with eating disorders that are not requiring hospital management.

I work in central London, in Bloomsbury and in High Holborn as well in north London. Central London clinics are within reach of  Central London, Covent Garden, West End, Waterloo, Bank. 

Do contact me for a  free telephone conversation and I will answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the Health Professional Council (HPC) as a Counselling Psychologist and I am a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

Following the professional qualification, I further trained in the Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and systemic therapy as well as the CBT approaches.

I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy with both HCPC and BPS.

I have relevant training, skills and an extensive experience that allow me to tailor therapy to suits your needs and following the latest research evidence. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

Member organisations

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relational difficulty

Complex grief

Complex Trauma

Birth Trauma

Fees

£145.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

My fees reflect an extensive training including, but not only, the two specialist's post-qualifying trainings (two-years long each) and an extensive experience of 20 years of working with adults in the NHS psychology outpatient departments.

Self-payment clients:

The fee for an assessment is £145 per session (includes a 60min face-to-face meeting, two questionnaires and outside-the-session preparation/professional opinion and treatment planning). Individual sessions lasting 50min are charged £145 and longer sessions of up to 75min during EMDR reprocessing are charged proportionally.

Insurance accepted:

AVIVA, BUPA International, Cigna.

Initial telephone conversation (up to 20 min):

Free

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

West End, London, WC1B

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Croatian/Serbian

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a skilled and experienced psychologist flexible in my approach and able to tailor treatment or support based on integrative approaches as well as EMDR,  CFT, CBT, Narrative therapy and CAT informed therapy.

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Dragana Savcic-Sanders
Dragana Savcic-Sanders