Deborah Warman-FreedIntegrative psychotherapist
Hello. I am a UKCP and BACP registered, well-qualified, experienced and friendly psychotherapist and counsellor. I work from comfortable therapy rooms in Hove in East Sussex and Victoria in central London. However, currently I am offering sessions via video or telephone exclusively for the time being. I work with individual adults of all ages, although I don't offer couples therapy.
Since you're reading this page then I imagine you’d like some aspects of your life to be different. Your concerns may be about difficult and painful feelings that feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, or you may be finding it a challenge to like yourself. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships and would like to work on ways to improve how you relate to people. Or you may be at a crossroads, coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are looking to gain clarity, process your experience and see a way forward. Or perhaps you simply feel that something in your life is not quite right, even though that something isn't clear yet. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons.
I'm an integrative therapist, which means that I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches and have developed my own way of working as a result. In particular I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, relational, and body psychotherapies, as well as new research in neuroscience. But I will always tailor my approach to you because every individual has different needs.
I appreciate that contacting me could feel like a daunting prospect, but since you've got this far then I suspect that you're serious about getting some support. If you call or email me then we can arrange an initial assessment. I imagine you'll be able to tell me what brings you to therapy and if you have any particular goals. Our first meeting will also give you the opportunity to begin to get a sense of me and if you feel we could work together. But do remember that you are under no obligation to start therapy with me following the assessment.
Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can equip you to move on more easily, it can increase your resilience, and it can enable you to make positive changes going forward.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My standard fee in Hove is £60 per session, and in Victoria it is £75. Initial meetings are charged at the same rate for each location.
I also offer a limited number of concessionary spaces in Hove, so please feel free to ask me about this.
Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. Once we agree a mutually convenient day and time, then that becomes your regular slot.
Training and qualifications
I hold a Masters Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre; qualifications accredited by Middlesex University. I am also a fully qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist, and trained with Sandi Richman of Richman EMDR Training. Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending talks and conferences.
In addition to my private practice, I also worked for several years at a charity in Brighton that offers reduced cost counselling and psychotherapy to the Sussex community.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I held organisational roles within large London-based corporations in a wide variety of sectors and, like many of my clients, I have experienced the pressures of working in demanding and stressful environments.
I also hold qualifications in clinical massage, aromatherapy and nutrition and worked part-time as a complementary therapist for many years. Although I no longer offer treatments in these areas, my background has informed my psychotherapy practice by my knowledge and experience of the body, and a deep understanding that mind and body are fundamentally intertwined.