Practitioner in DDP
Dr. Adele Freeman
Adele has worked in the field of mental health in both Australia and the UK for twenty years, but has worked exclusively with children and families since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2010. After qualifying, Adele worked in a busy CAMHS service in Birmingham providing psychological input to children and young people with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, psychological and neurodevelopmental difficulties.
Adele now works for The Child Psychology Service CIC providing assessments and interventions to adoptive and foster families as well as consultation and training to schools, residential children's homes and the wider network. She has a broad range of skills and psychological approaches to draw upon thanks to her experience in CAMHS but is particularly interested in systemic approaches which seek to build families’ resilience, strengthen relationships, and develop healthy attachments. In her current role, she draws heavily upon the principles and practice of DDP but also enjoys integrating ideas from her training in Non-Violent Resistance (NVR).