Jake Freedman

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC (Reg), MBACP
Available for new clients
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Bloomsbury WC1A & London WC1H
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and a PGDip in the Philosophy of Mental Disorder. Before qualifying, I worked for seven years in community-based mental health and addiction treatment settings.

Areas of Interest and Experience

I worked for five years for an organisation providing long-term psychotherapy to individuals with histories of addiction and childhood trauma.  This work gave me an in-depth understanding of how adverse early experiences can impact on behaviour and psychic functioning in adulthood. Since then, I have undertaken extensive postqualifying training in developmental trauma and dissociation. I have a particular interest in the treatment of depersonalisation and derealisation. I keep up to date on relevant research related to treatment approaches and best practice in this area.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy involves helping you to identify and understand recurring themes and patterns in your relationships. Although certain ways of relating may have been conducive to your survival at one point, you may now be experiencing their cost. Psychotherapy aims to make these relational patterns conscious and thus more amenable to change.

The Initial Assessment

Before therapy commences, our first two sessions will comprise an initial assessment in which your area/s of concern will be explored and a full history will be taken. In the initial assessment, we will discuss your areas of focus and decide together on how long we meet for. This can be reviewed as our work progresses.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Birkbeck, University of London
  • PGDip Philosophy of Mental Disorder - King's College London
  • Trauma Therapy - 90 hours 

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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).

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British Psychoanalytic Council

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£80.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I may be able to offer a reduced fee if you would otherwise be unable to afford therapy. This is considered on a case-by-case basis.

When I work

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37 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, Greater London, WC1A 1LQ

1 Birkenhead Street, King's Cross, London, Greater London, WC1H 8BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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