Dr Claire Freeman, Clinical Psychologist
Claire is a Clinical Psychologist who has over 10 years of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
Within the NHS, Claire has worked in an adolescent inpatient unit, a mother and baby unit within a women’s prison, a specialist team working with looked after and adopted children and a team working with children with a learning disability. Claire currently works in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and has a prominent role within the team working with young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties (e.g. ADHD or ASD). In the private sector, she works for an adoption agency and a private psychology clinic providing therapy to children, young people and adults. Claire has also been involved in a research project at The Royal Free Hospital working on understanding and comparing the impact of talking therapies and alternative therapies for those with cancer.
Claire is qualified to work with clients of all ages, but has developed a specific interest in working with children, adolescents and families. In particular, Claire is passionate about supporting the looked after and adopted population to consider the impact of early attachment and development on relationships and behaviour. 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.
Claire uses various therapeutic approaches, although systemic, cognitive behavioural and narrative apporaches shape her practice.
Claire has a Clinical Psychology Doctorate (DClinPsy) from Royal Holloway, University of London and a degree (BSc) in Psychology from The University of Manchester.