Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH SANJA OAKLEY
I am a registered psychotherapist and executive coach with 25 years experience in both private practice and the public sector in the UK, Europe and USA.
I coach performance enhancement and treat most types of psychological issues using conventional talking therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and other fast-acting techniques. My private practice clients include CEOs, multi-national corporations, entrepreneurs, artists, film-makers & young people starting out in life.
I have also worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector, as a) Organizational Psychotherapist for Transport for London (world's fourth busiest subway system); b) Board member/trainer for Trauma Aid and The European Humanitarian Assistance Program in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Arab Countries; In-house Psychotherapist at The Centre for Victims of Torture & War Trauma, St Louis MO, USA.
In 2021 I provided EMDR Psychotherapy to Prince Harry in Apple TV's mental health documentary The Me You Can't See, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. In a 2023 article on EMDR, Vogue Magazine described me as 'World Renowned' (see below)
1. Be gentle on yourself
Overworking and not resting, engaging in addictions, not looking after our wellbeing or letting the (inner) critical voice run the show can seem like good solutions to our problems. Strict or uncaring parents or other difficult life experiences sometimes lead to anxiety, depression and make it hard to be kind to ourselves. This is one of the most important aims of therapy: Learning how to become your own best parent. You become that person who loves who you are and encourages you to be the best you can.
2. Be determined in the world
Once we start to become gentle with ourselves and accept where and how we are in the world, we can start to realize our values and shamelessly plot our best future. The next stage of therapy or coaching takes care of performance issues. Blocks will become apparent. Anxiety, procrastination, addictions and self-defeating behaviours will need to be addressed and treated. With those out of the way, our way of being in the world becomes more resolute.
3. Be energised
Once energised, we start to feel more plugged into everything around us, receiving and giving energy as we go about our engagements. Life feels purposeful and we find ourselves mindfully tuned into what we are doing. Stretched just the right amount (not too much, not too little) so that we are both masterful and learning from what we are doing.
Enjoy life & perform better in the world
We’ll work together to discover what you want to change and how to release the blocks to your performance, creativity or your ability to engage, inspire and love others.
I'll target the root causes of your issues and help your brain re-wire more adaptive neural networks. This will automatically and organically lead to a more peaceful and satisfying experience of living in the world.
FAST-ACTING EMDR APPROACH
For Quicker Results
Talking therapies can be rewarding for both clients and therapists, but a focussed approach such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) can be more effective and satisfying to both clients and therapists.
My focus is on identifying the core root of any problem & delivering results as quickly as possible.
Listen to me talk about EMDR
Listen to me talk about EMDR and conduct an EMDR session with Prince Harry on Apple TV's The Me You Can't See. See Episode 3 'Finding what works' (click here to pre-view). The Me You Can't See is a TV series conceived (and produced) by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry to de-stigmatize mental health.
Read my overview of EMDR in Vogue Magazine
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