80a Southampton Row
Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
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. During this time, I have developed an expertise in working with adults who seek help with a wide range of difficulties . I have worked with people coming to therapy for a number of reasons such as anxiety-related disorders, depression, early childhood abuse/complex trauma, PTSD resulting from various experiences, difficulty in relationships, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self esteem issues and many others.
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. My varied expertise and experience allows me to tailor the best approach according to clients’ needs.
I am further trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and systemic therapy that helps with interpersonal difficulty - please see below for more information. I am currently coordinating the Complex PTSD team in the north London NHS Mental Health Trust.
I welcome people from all walks of life and cultures who are willing to engage in therapy.
I am based in Bloomsbury - Holborn (WC1) and in Chancery Lane. Both clinics are within reach of Central London, Covent Garden, Farrington, Bank and West End.
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).
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
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
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. The fee range is also related to a type of therapy and specialism offered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian|
Mondays & Tuesdays 9am-21pm some hours other days Saturdays 10am-13pm
Supervision & training
I have an experience in providing specialists supervision to both Clinical and Counselling psychologists in training while on a placement in the NHS in relation to trauma-related difficulty and PTSD but also working with other clinical presentations as well as service audits. I utilise EMDR, CBT, Narrative therapy and CAT informed therapy.