About me

Deborah Warman-FreedOver a period of six years, I trained at the Minster Centre in North London and hold a Masters Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; qualifications accredited by Middlesex University.  As a training requirement, but equally because I believe that therapists must know themselves very well in order to practise well, I have spent years in my own personal therapy, which has been its own reward.

I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist, and trained with Sandi Richman of Richman EMDR Training and Dr Laurel Parnell.

I have also been trained by Babette Rothschild in Somatic Trauma Therapy.

Additionally I am a qualified and insured dietary therapist and have also completed training in Nutritional Psychiatry led by psychiatrist Dr Drew Ramsey.

Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending talks, workshops, and conferences.

In addition to my private practice, I worked at The Rock Clinic for several years; 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 and aromatherapy 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.

Professional membership

I am registerUKCP logoed with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), the leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, and well-known for its exacting standards and rigorous training requirements.

I am a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland and EMDR Europe which means that I have been trained by an accredited EMDR trainer.

I am a member of the Minster Centre.