Dr Rosie Freedman - Psychological Therapy In Practice
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 may mean 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 and patients. 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, Depression, Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), CBT for Couples, and Schema Therapy.
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 worked in an outpatient department with patients experiencing 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, Relaxation Training, and assessing and treating PTSD.
My experience in other psychological areas
In the past I have also worked as a university lecturer and a private consultant: I have 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.
I currently work in the counties of Dorset and West Sussex primarily, although due to the Covid-19 Pandemic I have been working remotely from Dorset since March 2020, so I am able to treat patients wherever they are, in the UK or abroad, using the mediums of: Skype video, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, and via telephone.
I worked as a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist at BMI Goring Hall Hospital, in Goring-by-Sea, near Worthing, in West Sussex for 4.5 years as an Independent Practitioner, working under my private practice seeing a large number of NHS patients referred to the Chronic Pain Management Service. I also saw private patients and clients for a range of mental and physical health issues, and provided individual and group clinical supervision to members of hospital staff from various different departments. Sadly I had to resign from there during the summer, as the NHS England pandemic restrictions made my role untenable. However there is another base I can work from in Worthing where I can see private patients/clients once the pandemic is over.
I work for Sussex Medical Chambers, in Goring-by-Sea, as a clinical psychologist for their NHS Tier 3 weight management programme 'Feeling Good'. I visit patients in their homes and conduct psychological assessments to assess suitability for bariatric surgery, and write reports for the team. I deliver teaching and training to team members, namely dietitians and health advisers, and deliver educational seminars to patients in the community about the psychology around weight loss and weight management.
Under my practice I also deliver treatment services for the following companies:
- Nuffield Health as an Associate Therapist, primarily delivering CBT treatment to their clients.
- CBT Clinics as a Clinical Health Psychologist, primarily delivering CBT treatment to their clients
Please view my website for further information at: www.psychinpractice.com
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I 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
If you wish, you can have an initial telephone consultation of 20 minutes, just to ascertain in brief what your issues are and whether therapy is the best option for you. This will be free of charge. Please state if this is something you would like in your initial correspondence.
Please note, that I offer preferential rates to NHS workers.
The first therapy session will consist of a comprehensive psychological and health assessment and is £120. This session will generally last approximately 90 minutes.
Remote video assessment: £100
Telephone assessment: £90
Subsequent face-to-face sessions will be: £85 per one hour session, or £75 per hour for remote video consult, and £65 for telephone consult.
(This is dependent on what type of therapy is required, e.g. Clinical Hypnotherapy is charged at £95 per one hour session, other therapeutic approaches will be £85 per one hour session).
Face to face £150 for a 90 minute initial assessment. £120 per hour for subsequent sessions.
Remote video assessment: £140 and £110 per hour for subsequent sessions.
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, although bank transfer is the most popular and efficient option.
If payments are not kept up to date you will no longer be able to book any more appointments with us.
Concessions offered for
I am now on Maternity Leave until September 2021 at the earliest, so will not be available to see new patients/clients until then.
Private Health Insurance
I am a recognised by the following Private Health Insurance companies and providers:
AXA PPP Healthcare
Please enquire for further details.