Dr Rosie Freedman - Psychological Therapy In Practice
2-8 Victoria Avenue
BMI Goring Hall Hospital
My name is Dr Rosie Freedman and I am the Owner of Psychological Therapy in Practice. As a clinically trained Health Psychologist, I am an expert in helping people with the psychological impact, adjustment, coping and management of a wide range of a long term mental and physical health conditions and experiences.
I can also provide psychological therapy and support to family members and spouses of my clients where this is necessary, as certain health conditions can also have a huge impact on an individual's family members, who may need support for themselves and to help them to provide support to their loved one.
If you become my client, all of my work with you will be tailored to you and your needs. To do this I may use an integrative approach to treat you, which means using more than one therapeutic approach.
I see therapy as a collaborative process and feel passionately about building a good, positive working alliance with my clients. This is essential in helping them to feel comfortable, listened to, and to help them more effectively overcome their problems. I like to work with my clients to help them get what they need to move on and be able to maintain a good quality of life, happiness, and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
About me and my qualifications
I am an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and Health Psychologist, and a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS. I studied my MSc and Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at City University, London. I also hold Certificates in Social Sciences, CBT, Counselling Skills, Group Bibliotherapy, Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), and an Advanced Certificate in CBH. I am in the process of completing a BPS Approved Diploma in CBH and a Diploma in Stress Management and Resilience Building (SMRB), from the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy. I also hold a BPS Approved Certificates in Clinical Supervision, Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and CBT for Couples.
I spent two years working within an NHS clinical health psychology service as part of my doctoral training, where I was primarily based in a cancer psychological therapies service, but also worked in other clinical settings including adult mental health. I helped out-patients with a range of issues such as: coping with a terminal diagnosis, managing long term health conditions, panic attacks, anxiety and depression, sex and relationship problems, chronic pain, movement disorder, and changing unhelpful behaviour and health beliefs.
Since 2006, I have had experience working therapeutically in the charitable sector in paid and voluntary work, and over the last 10 years have helped service users with a range of mental and physical health issues, such as: depression, anxiety, paranoid schizophrenia, bi-polar, personality disorders, recovery from drug addiction, and acquired brain injury.
My therapeutic models and techniques
I have had clinical training and practice in a number of different therapeutic models and techniques, such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), Mindfulness, Bibliotherapy (reading therapy), Problem Solving Therapy, Stress Innoculation Therapy, Assertiveness Training, and Relaxation Training.
My experience in other psychological areas
In the past I have also worked as a lecturer and a private consultant: I taught Health Psychology to BSc and MSc students at City University in London, and to GP's and Psychiatrists at a psychiatric hospital. I have also conducted research and consultancies in mental and physical health fields for NHS hospital trusts.
Bringing 'Psychological Therapy in Practice' to Goring Hall Hospital...
In addition, I work as a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist at BMI Goring Hall Hospital, in Goring-by-Sea, near Worthing, in West Sussex. I am an Independent practitioner there, working under my private practice but primarily see NHS patients referred to the Chronic Pain Management Service there. I also see some private patients, and provide individual and group clinical supervision to members of the nursing staff.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling we deal with
- Specific anxieties such as: performance anxiety, OCD, and phobias
- Lacking in resilience and assertiveness
- Past traumatic events
- Acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation (due to accident, stroke, tumour, etc)
- Changing health behaviours, such as: smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, sexual health issues, and drug and alcohol addictions.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Pain
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
- General deterioration of health
- Recovery from critical illness/intensive care (patients and families)
- Renal conditions
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You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 20 minutes which is to ascertain in brief what your issues are and whether therapy is the best option for you. This will be free of charge.
Face-to-face therapy: The first therapy session will consist of a comprehensive psychological and health assessment and is £90. This session will generally last approximately 90 minutes.
Subsequent face-to-face sessions will be: £75 - £90 per one hour session.
(This is dependent on what type of therapy is required, e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is charged at £90 per one hour session, other therapeutic approaches will be £75 per one hour session).
Couples Therapy:£145 for a 90 minute initial assessment and £120 per hour for subsequent sessions.
Skype or FaceTime (on iPhone) therapy: £60 per one hour session
Telephone therapy: £50 per one hour session
Reduced rates can be negotiated for OAPs, students, and those individuals on a low income. Please enquire about reductions.
Please note: You will be required to pay the full cost of the session if you do not attend your scheduled appointment and have not notified us at least 48 hours in advance.
You may pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of each session, or via PayPal or bank transfer in advance of each session.
If payments are not kept up to date you will no longer be able to book any more appointments with us.
Private Health Insurance
I am a recognised by the following Private Health Insurance companies and providers:
AXA PPP Healthcare
Please enquire for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I rent a room on Mondays from 3pm onwards, and can book ad hoc hours on: Tuesday 8am -12 noon, and Friday am, and from 5.30pm. I am not available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide clinical, professional, and academic supervision.View supervision profile