Dr Rosie Freedman

Clinical Health Psychologist

CertSocSci., Adv.Cert.Hyp., BSc (Hons) Psychology., MSc (Dist) Health Psychology., DPsych (Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology), CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)

Year qualified:2014

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Freedman is an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Health Psychologist. She works as a clinical health psychologist, with individuals, couples, and groups, 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, but is primarily based at Goring Hall Hospital. She has training and experience in delivering: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with individuals, couples, and groups; 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; Assertiveness 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. There 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 incapacitated patients), 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. She has also been an Invited Speaker on their MSc in Health Psychology course twice. 

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist and Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • Full Divisional Membership of the Division of Health Psychology (DHP)
  • Associate Member of the DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology (FacCHP)
  • Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

 

Clinical Interests

Dr Freedman’s clinical interests are primarily: chronic pain management, cancer & palliative care, acquired brain injury, diabetes, renal, recovery from critical illness, anxiety/health anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma/PTSD, and health behaviour change.

Dr Freedman see’s NHS and private patients at Goring Hall Hospital, here she specialises in chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress, cancer, and trauma. She is a member of the chronic pain multidisciplinary team (MDT), and also delivers a number of clinical supervision groups to a range of nursing staff.

Useful links

In Press

Laura Turner and mum Janet Kershaw go under the knife for their arthritis
Dr Freedman was interviewed by Wandsworth Radio’s ‘Morning Wandsworth’ programme about the subject of Depression, in October 2017. You can listen to the full interview here.

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