Meet our team

Our team of highly qualified and skilled clinicians are all experienced in working across a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties. Each one of us has worked in the NHS as well as privately, with patients of all ages and across a wide spectrum of ethnicities.

However, we know that each person is different, and each patient an individual. Each psychologist in our team has additional skills and areas of expertise that we have studied, or developed over the years. With these, we aim to try and offer you sessions with the psychologist who is best equipped to deal with your particular difficulties.

Together with our policy of flexibility, where we are able to offer appointments during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends, we take pride in offering a personalised and patient-focused service.

Dr Claire Freeman

Dr Claire Freeman is an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologist with a specific interest in working with children, adolescents and families. Dr Freeman completed a BSc Honours degree in Psychology at The University of Manchester in 2005. She then went on to work in an adolescent inpatient unit and a mother and baby unit within a women’s prison where consideration of early attachment was key to the work. In addition, she undertook research work at The Royal Free Hospital working on understanding and comparing the impact of talking therapies and alternative therapies for those with cancer.

Following this, Dr Freeman went on to complete her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2012. As part of her training she worked with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties, adults with mental health difficulties and children with learning disabilities. She then spent her year long elective placement working with looked after and adopted children and their families, which included court assessment work.

Dr Freeman works with various client groups both within the public and private sectors. She currently works in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS, as well as with looked after and adopted children and their families and children with Autism in the private sector. These experiences have provided her with valuable opportunities to work with people of all ages, cultures and difficulties.

Dr Freeman has developed a specialist interest in working with children, young people and families and is passionate about supporting the looked after and adopted population to consider the impact of early attachment and development on relationships and behaviour. This type of work allows her to use various therapeutic approaches although systemic, cognitive behavioural therapy and narrative shape her practice. She also specialises in assessing, diagnosing and working with young people with Autism. This involves individual and group work with an emphasis on psychoeducation and social skills groups for young people.

As well as direct clinical work, Dr Freeman provides consultation to social workers and school professionals and is interested in offering further training to professionals. She also offers teaching for training courses and supervises both trainees and qualified clinicians.

Dr Freeman is a caring and sensitive person interested in her clients as individuals and supporting them in order to empower them with their difficulties.

Dr Claire Freeman