Well Mind People Where Recovery Begins

Hello. I am Sara Whammond. Myself and my team are a leading provider of CBT, DBT, EMDR and other psychological therapies.

We pride ourselves on being a team of highly qualified and experienced therapists. Our experts are dedicated to delivering evidence-based, results-driven therapy to help you overcome life’s challenges.

07799 917 550 / sara@wellmindpeople.co.uk

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Hello and thanks for visiting us at Well Mind People


We work with both adults and children. All our CBT Therapists are BABCP accredited (the gold standard of CBT). We are also trained in EMDR, DBT and Schema therapy. We are based in Oxfordshire but work with people worldwide by video link.

Here are some of the difficulties we can help with:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety or Phobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Stress
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Childhood Abuse and Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Worry
  • Interpersonal and Relationship difficulties
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Workplace/School problems
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment to Life events and Transitions
  • Low self-confidence and self esteem
  • Sleep problems
  • Coping with chronic health problems, disability and pain. Coping with menopause.
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviour
  • Sexual abuse and domestic violence

What is CBT

CBT is founded on the principle that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are interconnected. It helps individuals identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviours, leading to improved emotional regulation, coping strategies, and overall well-being.

Why Choose CBT?

  • Proven Effectiveness: CBT is well-documented for its success in treating various mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.
  • Empowerment: It equips individuals with practical tools to manage their emotions and navigate life’s challenges more effectively.
  • Focused Approach: CBT is goal-oriented, allowing individuals to set specific targets and track progress.
  • Lasting Benefits: The skills acquired in CBT can be applied throughout life, promoting long-term emotional health.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards emotional healing, personal growth, and improved mental wellness, CBT may be your ideal path. Contact us today to start your transformative journey.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful and evidence-based therapy that facilitates healing from emotional and psychological trauma.

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a therapeutic technique developed to help individuals process and heal from distressing or traumatic experiences. This unique approach involves bilateral stimulation, typically in the form of guided eye movements, which allows clients to reprocess their memories and alleviate emotional distress.

Why Choose EMDR?

  • Proven Efficacy: EMDR is recognized as a highly effective therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions.
  • Rapid Results: Many clients experience significant improvement in a shorter time frame compared to traditional talk therapies.
  • Emotional Healing: EMDR can help individuals reprocess painful memories and create a healthier emotional response to past traumas.
  • Lasting Relief: EMDR aims to provide long-term relief by addressing the root causes of distress

If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey to heal from trauma and emotional distress, EMDR may be the path to a brighter future. Contact us today to start your healing journey.

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective and evidence-based form of psychotherapy that can transform lives. Developed to help individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-destructive behaviours, and complex mental health challenges, DBT offers a comprehensive approach to healing and personal growth.

At the heart of DBT lies the concept of dialectics, which emphasizes finding balance between seemingly opposing forces. This therapy equips individuals with essential skills in four key areas:

  1. Mindfulness: Learn to be fully present in the moment, enhancing self-awareness and reducing emotional reactivity.
  2. Emotional Regulation: Develop strategies to manage intense and overwhelming emotions, creating stability in daily life.
  3. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Acquire tools to navigate relationships, communicate effectively, and assert personal needs while respecting others.
  4. Distress Tolerance: Learn how to cope with crises and distressing situations without resorting to self-destructive behaviours.

DBT has proven highly successful in helping individuals facing a wide range of challenges, including borderline personality disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, and other emotional disorders. With the guidance of a trained therapist, DBT empowers individuals to build a life worth living, fostering resilience, self-acceptance, and emotional well-being.

If you or a loved one are seeking a path to emotional healing and personal growth, DBT may be the key to unlocking a brighter future. Our experienced team of therapists is here to support your journey towards a balanced and fulfilling life. Contact us today to learn more about how DBT can make a positive impact on your mental health and overall well-being.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy, offered at Well Mind People is a specialised approach designed to help individuals break free from deeply ingrained emotional and cognitive patterns that contribute to emotional distress and life challenges.

What is Schema Therapy?

Schema Therapy is a psychotherapeutic method that delves into the core beliefs and patterns developed in childhood, often known as “schemas.” These schemas continue to shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors into adulthood. The therapy aims to identify, understand, and transform these schemas, leading to healthier emotional responses and more constructive life choices.

Why choose Schema Therapy?

  • Long-Lasting Change: Schema Therapy is well-suited to addressing deeply rooted issues, providing clients with lasting emotional healing and personal growth.
  • Uncover Unconscious Patterns: This therapy helps individuals explore unconscious patterns that influence their lives, leading to greater self-awareness.
  • Emotional Processing: By addressing emotional origins, Schema Therapy supports the processing of unresolved emotional experiences, creating space for healthier emotional responses.
  • Individualized Approach: Our Schema Therapy experts offer a personalized and empathetic approach tailored to your unique needs.

Our Schema Therapy Experts

At Well Mind People our dedicated team of Schema Therapy professionals are committed to guiding you toward lasting change and well-being. We provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your schemas and work towards emotional healing and personal growth.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey to understand and transform your core beliefs, contact us today to begin your path to a healthier, happier life.

Choosing the Right Therapy for You

At Well Mind People, we understand that selecting the right therapy is a significant step on your path to well-being. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and it’s essential to find the best fit for your unique needs. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Self-Reflection: Take time to reflect on your challenges and goals. What specific issues or emotions are you dealing with? What are you hoping to achieve through therapy? Understanding your needs is the first step.
  2. Consult with a Professional: Our experienced therapists are here to assist you. We offer initial consultations to help you explore your options. During this consultation, you can discuss your concerns, and we can provide guidance on the most suitable therapy approaches.
  3. Research and Education: Educate yourself about different therapy modalities, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Knowing the options can help you make an informed choice.
  4. Personal Connection: The relationship between you and your therapist is vital. You should feel comfortable, understood, and supported. Trust your instincts when choosing a therapist with whom you can build a strong rapport.
  5. Evidence-Based Approaches: Look for therapies that have a strong track record in treating issues similar to yours. Evidence-based therapies are grounded in research and have proven effectiveness.
  6. Flexibility: Be open to adjustments. Sometimes, a combination of therapies or approaches may be the best solution for your unique situation. Your therapist can guide you in making these decisions.

Remember, it’s okay to explore different therapies or therapists until you find the right fit. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re here to support you on your journey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your path to a healthier, happier life.

“I have worked with Sara for many years. Her dedication and skill are impressive and she has made an enormous difference to many people’s lives as a therapist. More than that she is an excellent team player and is a great motivator and supporter of those around her. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Dr Andrew Molodynski, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Oxford University. Trust, National Mental Health Lead BMA Consultant Committee, Deputy National Speciality Lead for Mental Health NIHR CRN, October 2019
“Initially you suggested I might need 6 sessions so I am really grateful for the way we have worked together to achieve my goals in 4!”
“Your sensitive questions and encouragement have enabled me to get a much more positive perspective on my life”
“I was sceptical at first at how talking could make a difference but it did and I now feel so much better! Thanks”
“I have taken a huge amount from the course. I feel that I can approach the way I process thoughts/feelings differently, and I can choose to change the ways I interact. The course has been life changing – another way for me to live.”
“I have learnt that it is a gradual process of practising to incline the mind and find a sense of space. I know this will benefit me immensely and my family.”
“I really enjoyed the course and am taking away a toolkit to use daily”

After experiencing a very traumatic period in my life I was left with PTSD and a lot of anxiety. Sara expertly guided my journey from somewhere dark to a place from which I can enjoy life look forward without the intense fear I was feeling. Her therapy has been invaluable. I have gained a number of tools to use and improved self esteem and confidence along the way.

I felt in very safe hands and would reccomend talking to Sara without a shadow of doubt.

Hi Sara,

I’d like to write you a quick email about my therapy sessions I had with yourself.

I must say, you’re the best therapist I had to date, and trust me… I had a few!

Quality of the sessions were 10/10. You always focused on what I had to say, and tailored your answers, homework and overall help on what suited me at the time.

I struggle with depression, BPD and anxiety and I finally felt like I’m heard, not judged or ridiculed by my mental health issues. You made me feel validated.

I’d honestly recommend you to anyone that’s struggling with similar issues.

If I need a therapist in the future, you’ll definitely be my first choice!

Sara is full of knowledge and wisdom! My CBT sessions with her saved me from the hardest mental battle I’ve experienced. I looked forward to each session and am now armed with invaluable tools that will help me now and going forwards. Such a valuable investment in myself- thank you Sara!
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What is your cancellation policy?2021-01-26T12:33:15+00:00

Any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice is fully chargeable. We are unable to waiver this due to difficulty filling late cancelled appointment slots.

Are the sessions confidential?2021-01-26T12:32:56+00:00

Yes, they are. We adhere to strict codes of confidentiality which are on our terms and conditions. We are GDPR compliant. The only exception is when we need to prevent serious harm occurring. This is very rare and would be discussed with our clients first.

How many sessions will I need?2021-01-26T12:32:33+00:00

This will depend on the nature of the problems. CBT is a short-term therapy and most people will make progress in between 6-12 sessions. We offer longer term therapy too. Your therapist will discuss how many sessions you will need following assessment, but this can change according to progress.

What are the costs?2021-01-26T12:32:15+00:00

Fees charged vary from £100 to £150 depending on length of session (e.g. standard session, specialist assessment, consultation, supervision, couples or family work). Standard sessions are 50 minutes long. Sessions are paid for at the end of the session by cash, cheque or BACS. We are registered with most health insurers. Please check at time of booking.

How do I make an appointment?2021-01-26T12:31:24+00:00

Please click on the booking form on the front page or email sara@wellmindpeople.co.uk. You can also contact us by phone on 07775708759.

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Well Mind People Ltd

Registered Office: Ptolemy House, Reading Road, Wallingford, OX10 9DN

How to Find us

Company Number: 14004613