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Dragana Savcic-Sanders

Holborn WC1B & London N10
07739558155 07739558155 Registered / Accredited

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, PTSD 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 Desensitization 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 the 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 the St Thomas's Hospital in London over a decade ago and I am passionate is 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, Farrington, Waterloo, Bank and West End

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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth trauma

Complex bereavement

Complex Trauma

Intepersonal difficulty

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy

Fees

My fees reflect an extensive training including two specialist's post-qualifying trainings and over 15 years of experience.

Self-payment clients:

The fee for an assessment is £140 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 £120 and longer sessions of up to 75min during EMDR reprocessing are charged £150.

Insurance accepted:

I am a registered provider with the following insurance companies:

BUPA, BUPA international, Cigna, Vitality, Aviva and AXA PPP.

Initial telephone conversation (up to 20 min):

Free

London
Greater London
N10

Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
Holborn
London
WC1B

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Croatian/Serbian

Availability

I am taking on new referrals and work using online platforms such as Skype and FaceTime.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

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.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dragana Savcic-Sanders

Dragana Savcic-Sanders