A divorce consultant offering emotional support helping people cope with separation. She’s unique in that she was a family lawyer and now practises exclusively as a therapist, providing both individual and group counseling.
I'm an expert who specialises in: Helping people make their separation manageable.
Hello, my name is Charlotte Friedman and I am the founder of Divorce Support Group the UK's leading professionally run organisation which I set up to help you cope with your divorce and separation. DSG runs one day divorce workshops, local support groups and offers individuals sessions too.
If you feel alone and isolated, feel that you are overburdening friends and family, are overwhelmed by your emotions and are unable to cope emotionally with your separation then I can help you. I have many years professional experience of divorce and separation, having been a family lawyer and now a therapist. I am uniquely qualified and can help you think about how to move through your divorce and come to a place where you feel that divorce is an end but also is a new beginning.
Many people feel stuck in grief or anger or just consumed by this major life event. Divorce can be all emcompassing and even make you feel physically unwell. It can feel like you will always feel this way and that it is impossible to sleep, to think or to concentrate on anything. For some, it is a time fraught with anxiety and feelings of abandonment and loss. For others, it is impossible to think about an unplanned for future.
I can help you process your feelings, make some sense of them and help you focus on how to feel better sooner.
I work as a telephone counsellor here at Greatvine in order to provide instant advice and help to you when you need it.
I look forward to speaking to you.
"Before I spoke to Charlotte Friedman, I don’t think I have ever felt so bleak in my life. She was inspirational. She gave me so much to think about and her wise words and advice really helped me turn the corner. I think she has an extraordinary capacity to empathize, support and make a difference all at the same time."
2008 Certificate in Group Analysis
Institute of Group Analysis
1996 Family Therapy Degree - Masters
Institute of Family Therapy
1995 Certificate in Mediation
Law Group UK
1982 Barrister at Law
1977 Psychology and Philosophy Degree - BA HONS
2007 - Present
Running support groups for people going through separation or divorce. Individual sessions also to help people through the bereavement of divorce. www.divorcesupportgroup.co.uk
Deputy District Judge
2003 - 2007
Deputy District Judge in the County Court.
1999 - Present
Mediating between divorcing couples in respect of their children.
1982 - 2007
Barrister working in Family Law - specialising in contact and residence disputes between separating couples.
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