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I am a psychodynamic therapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I see individuals privately in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, and King's Cross in Central London.

 

Prior to working privately, I worked for five years in the voluntary sector, providing long-term therapy to individuals with histories of addiction and early developmental trauma. This gave me an understanding of the extent to which adverse early experiences can impact on behaviour and psychic functioning in adulthood. Since then, I have undertaken post-qualifying training in trauma therapy and the treatment of trauma-related dissociation.

 

I have a particular clinical and theoretical interest in states of depersonalisation, derealisation and feelings of disconnection. My thinking and work around these difficulties is influenced by object relations approaches and relational psychoanalysis. I keep up to date with relevant research in these areas.

How I Work

My treatment approach is primarily psychodynamic. ​Psychodynamic psychotherapy involves a process of exploring emotional themes and patterns that may be outside of your awareness and thus, unbenknownst to you, contributing to your relationships with others, behaviours and symptoms. Although these may have been conducive to your survival at one point, you may now be experiencing their cost. Psychodynamic therapy offers a way of making these themes and patterns conscious and thus amenable to change.

 

I usually work on a long-term basis with individuals as I believe this is most conducive to the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship and allows different aspects of the work to unfold naturally. 

The Initial Consultation & Fees

Before therapy commences, we would meet for an initial consultation of 1-2 sessions where I would find out more about your history, current circumstances and offer you an initial formulation of your difficulties. We would discuss whether treatment with me might be suitable for you. We would also discuss the parameters and boundaries of the therapeutic process.

My fee is £90 per 50 minute session. If you would like to book an initial consultation, please contact me.

 

Qualifications

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy - Birkbeck, University of London

 

PGDip Philosophy of Mental Disorder - King's College London

 

Post-Qualifying Training in Trauma Therapy (90 hours) - The Grove Practice

 

 

Professional Memberships/Registrations

 

British Psychoanalytic Council Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor (BPC)

 

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered Member (BACP)

 

Full Member of the Birkbeck Counselling Association (BCA)

 

Senior Associate Member of The Association for Psychodynamic Practice 
and Counselling in Organisational Settings (APPCIOS)

 

 

Articles

 

Depersonalisation and Childhood Trauma: A Psychodynamic Perspective (2024)

The Nose Knows: Reflections on Scent and Psychotherapy (2024)

 

Jake Freedman
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