Dr Freedman is an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Health Psychologist. She works as a clinical health psychologist, with individuals and couples, and deals with a variety of long term mental and physical health conditions. She has worked in both public and private sectors, including: NHS and Private Hospitals, Charitable Organisations, Social Enterprise, and a Community Interest Company (CIC).
She has been running a successful private psychology practice in London and West Sussex since January 2016, and now has a base in the historic City of York too. She has training and experience in delivering: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with individuals and couples, assessing and treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Counselling Skills, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Bibliotherapy, Stress Innoculation Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Mindfulness, Relaxation Training, and Clinical and Academic Supervision.
She conducted her doctoral research at Kings College Hospital in London, on the Medical and Surgical Critical Care Units. She developed an intervention in the form of a comprehensive 32 page information booklet, for relatives of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), to help them cope with the experience. In particular, the research highlighted the need for relatives to be fully prepared for what to expect on the unit, (this also included being made aware of the UK law around decision making for patients who are incapacitated), and having good access to psychological therapy and support. The booklet was funded throughout the trust and continues to be used to this day.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr Freedman has worked as a consultant and researcher, and as a module leader, lecturer, and academic supervisor, for an elective module in Health Psychology to third year Psychology, Sociology, and Journalism BSc students at City University in London, and has twice been an Invited Speaker on their MSc in Health Psychology course.