Get to know us - Dr Gail Freedman
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
Dr Gail Freedman is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC: PYL38107). Gail has extensive experience working with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She is passionate about improving the mental health of individuals and helping them get to where they desire to be and feel.
Gail believes that one size does not fit all. She takes an integrative approach to therapy, drawing upon various models of therapy founded in a Humanistic Rogerian Philosophical approach where the therapeutic alliance forms a place of safety for change to occur. Dr Freedman can offer therapy modalities such as CBT, Person-centred, Systemic, Narrative approach and Psychodynamic.
Having many years of experience working in various settings means Gail is skilled in working in one-to-one, individual therapy, as well as group settings and MDTs. She works with a range of presenting difficulties for people across the lifespan, both in-person and online.
Fundamental to her identity as a Counselling Psychologist, following the scientist-practitioner model, is for Gail to develop individual formulations to understand a person’s difficulties and inform therapeutic practice in an evidence-based fashion.
In addition to working with various mood and anxiety issues, Gail can offer particular expertise for people on the spectrum, having worked in Autism support and diagnosis (for under 18 years of age).
Dr Gail Freedman is currently furthering her professional development and working towards accreditation as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner and is a member of the EMDR Academy UK.
Gail has experience treating and can offer help for the following conditions:
- Mood issues, such as Depression
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)
- Specific Phobias
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Anger Issues (within the context of other presenting issues)
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
- Physical Health Problems
- Children ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Adult ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Trauma & PTSD
- Relationship Difficulties
- Work-related issues
- Low Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Insurances she works with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.
Gail offers therapy online and in-person