Dr Gail Freedman CPsychol Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I am a registered HCPC Counselling Psychologist (Reg: PYL 38107) and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Reg: 269442).
My belief that one size does not fit all means I work from a Pluralistic standpoint drawing upon various models of therapy. Taking a Person-Centred approach to Counselling Psychology means the therapeutic alliance forms a place of safety where change can occur and informs the basis of approaches used, including CBT, Person-centred, Narrative approach, Systemic, and Psychodynamic.
Having many years of experience working in a variety of settings mean I am skilled at working one-one, group formats, with families, statutory services, in-patient hospitals, and Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).
I work with a range of presenting difficulties across the lifespan in person and online. Fundamentally, my identity as a Counselling Psychologist involves following the scientist-practitioner model, incorporating research and individual formulations to understand a person's difficulties and inform therapeutic approach and evidence based practice.
I have experience in providing therapy for a range of mood and anxiety disorders and have particular expertise in working with those on the Autism Spectrum having provided assessments and therapeutic support to young people for a number of years.
I am an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner with good outcomes for trauma, PTSD, OCD, Depression and anxiety. Training provided by EMDR Academy UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology University of Wolverhampton 2019.
- Counselling Psychology BSc Hons 1st Class - University of Wolverhampton 2013.
- EMDR Academy UK Standard Accredited Training 2020.
- ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview- Clinical Reliability 2018.
- Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course 2013.
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
From £60.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
15 Minute telephone consultation free. This is to gather information about your presenting concerns, therapeutic goals, and the type of therapy appropriate for your needs.
50 minute therapy session £90. Paid Via bank transfer, cash or electronic payment.
Registered with AXA, AVIVA, WPA, Cigna
I have appointments available Mondays and Wednesday or Friday evenings on a weekly or fortnightly basis:
Morning: 9am, 10:30, Afternoon: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, Evening: 17:00, 18:00