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About Me

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.


Prior to becoming a psychotherapist & coach, I had a successful and rewarding career in sales & marketing in consumer software, publishing and media. My private practice clients include CEOs, international corporations, home-makers and young people starting out in life.

I coach performance enhancement and treat most types of psychological issues (see below) using conventional talking therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and other fast-acting techniques. 

My interest in newer, fast-acting therapies developed while I worked as a coaching & trauma specialist at London Underground (London's rapid transit system). I have also worked at The Centre for Victims of Torture & War Trauma, USA and for the European Humanitarian Assistance Program in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As well as being a practitioner, I act as an EMDR consultant and teach colleagues around the world.

Healing Principles

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.

Psychotherapeutic Services


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 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.  

Therapy Session


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.


EMDR is a general psychotherapeutic tool and one of only two modalities approved by the NHS (National Health Service, UK), APA (American Psychological Association), US Defence Department & WHO (World Health Organisation) for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Listen to me talk about EMDR

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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 the image above). The 'Me You Can't See' is a TV series conceived (and produced) by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry to de-stigmatize mental health.

Listen to Jameela Jamil talk about EMDR


If you do not have an Apple TV Plus subscription, click on the photo of Jameela to listen to her talk about the benefits of EMDR. Jameela is a British actress, presenter and activist who lives in the US. She is a Golden Globe nominated star of NBC's hit show The Good Place and has her own Podcast I_Weigh (also on Instagram).

Jameela describes herself as a 'feminist-in-progress'. As a sufferer of anorexia when she was younger, she campaigns vigorously against body shaming and over-sexualisation of women. 


Contact Me

I offer therapy wherever you are in the world - online via Zoom or, by exception, at my office in Regents Street, Central London W1 (UK).

If you would like to learn more or book a session, please contact me:


Linen Hall, 162 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB, UK


MA Psych, UKCP Reg. EMDR UK & Europe Accredited Consultant and Practitioner; 

Accredited Mediator (ADR, Regents University UK). Click below for more info:

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