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Deborah Warman-Freed, MA Integ Psych, UKCP reg, MBACP

Hove BN3 & London SW1W
07977 147502 07977 147502 Registered / Accredited
Hove BN3 & London SW1W

About me

I’m a well-qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working from comfortable therapy rooms in Hove in East Sussex and Victoria in London. I offer short-term and open-ended therapy, and always tailor my approach to each individual because we all have different needs.

With all the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering video or telephone sessions exclusively for the time being.

I’m an integrative therapist, which means that I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches and have developed my own way of working as a result. In particular I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, relational, and body psychotherapies, as well as new research in neuroscience. I work with individual adults of all ages but I don't offer couples therapy.

Since you're reading this page then I imagine you’d like some aspects of your life to be different and you're wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. Your concerns may be about difficult feelings that feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, or you may be finding it a challenge to like yourself. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships and would like to work on ways to improve how you relate to people.  Or you may be coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Or perhaps you simply feel that something in your life is not quite right, even though that something isn't clear yet. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons.

Life can be tough so If you’re currently finding it difficult then you’re not alone.  Sometimes we need extra support. It can be hard to understand how simply talking can be useful If you’ve never experienced counselling or psychotherapy.  But talking to someone who’s trained to listen and respond in a certain way can be profoundly helpful if you’re feeling depressed or are struggling to like yourself.  If your emotions are confusing or overwhelming then talking about them can bring clarity.  Sharing your anxiety is the first step to making it more manageable, and if you’ve suffered a deep loss then having someone to walk with you through your grief can help the healing process enormously.

If you’d like to know more about psychotherapy or the way I work then please look at my website, but fundamentally I can help you in the following way.  I invite you to sit down in a relaxed and informal way and we have a conversation.  I help you to tell me what’s concerning you and I listen very carefully without making judgements or offering any easy answers.  Rather I help you to make better sense of your experiences together with your thoughts and emotions, and explore options. I help you to uncover meanings and recognise patterns, providing you with greater self-awareness.  And I help you to think more kindly of yourself and gain a clearer understanding of your relationships with others.   In essence, when you allow yourself the time and space to be heard, and when someone truly listens, then talking can help you feel valued, alive and connected.

Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can equip you to move on more easily, it can increase your resilience, and it can enable you to make positive changes going forward.

Please do explore my website, www.warmanfreed.com (link at the top of the page), where you will find out more about me, the way I work and some of the practicalities involved in starting therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over a period of six years, I trained at the Minster Centre in North London and hold a Masters Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; qualifications accredited by Middlesex University. As a training requirement, but equally because I believe that therapists must know themselves very well in order to practise well, I have spent years in my own personal therapy, which has been its own reward.

I am also a fully qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist, and trained with Sandi Richman of Richman EMDR Training.

Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending talks and conferences.

In addition to my private practice, I worked at The Rock Clinic for several years; a charity in Brighton that offers reduced cost counselling and psychotherapy to the Sussex community.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I held organisational roles within large London-based corporations in a wide variety of sectors and, like many of my clients, I have experienced the pressures of working in demanding and stressful environments.

I also hold qualifications in clinical massage, aromatherapy and nutrition and worked part-time as a complementary therapist for many years.   Although I no longer offer treatments in these areas, my background has informed my psychotherapy practice by my knowledge and experience of the body, and a deep understanding that mind and body are fundamentally intertwined.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Hove - £60 per session (50 mins) - including our initial meeting
Victoria - £75 per session (50 mins) - including our initial meeting


I also offer a limited number of concessionary places in Hove for daytime appointments, so please feel free to ask me about this.

Further information

My practice in Hove is located in Livingstone Road, Hove BN3 3WL. My therapy room is comfortable and quiet. Parking here needs to be paid by phone. You can download the app. from www.paybyphone.co.uk or alternatively call 01273 458458. Hove station is close (a 5-7 minute walk) and a number of buses run nearby (2, 5, 5A, 5B, 7, 21, 21A, 49, 95A).

In London my therapy room is in Buckingham Palace Road, a 4 minute walk from Victoria Station or a 10 minute walk from Sloane Square Tube. There are a number of buses that run past the building (11, 44, 170, 211, C1, C10). In addition, secure cycle racks are available and pay and display spaces are immediately outside on Eccleston Place.

Livingstone Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 3WL

The Courtyard Garden
152 Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1W 9TR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available at various times between 10 am and 9 pm depending on the day and location. I see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Deborah Warman-Freed, MA Integ Psych, UKCP reg, MBACP

Deborah Warman-Freed, MA Integ Psych, UKCP reg, MBACP