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Lead practitioner

Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad

Trauma Therapist, Mental Health Expert


Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad has over 20 years of experience working as a Trauma Therapist with people in socio-economically deprived and ethnically diverse areas in the UK and the US.

Frederique aims to empower those who have been traumatised. She will work very hard for you and is creative and flexible in her approach. She draws on her personal, academic and professional experience of the international arena, looking to work with people from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds from all over the world.

Frederique is a tenacious and proactive advocate for people’s mental health. Her deep understanding of trauma, together with her experience working within a variety of organisations, can help your organisation blossom and can support you and your staff. Frederique will help you to generate a spirit of team building, empathy and even playfulness! 

In the US, she worked ten years in inner city Washington D.C. in mental health clinics and a residential centre specialising in working with young people and adults who had experienced significant sexual, emotional and physical abuse and neglect. Since arriving in the UK 16 years ago, Frederique has worked for 15 years as the Lead clinician, staff trainer and senior leader in primary and secondary Brighton and Hove schools for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges.


In this role, she provided individual, group and family therapy support to her student clients and worked extremely closely with staff and the leadership team to help develop and enhance the therapeutic “holding” and understanding of the young people.

Frederique holds an Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and two Master's degrees from the United States. The first is a Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations. The second is a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Specialization, from University of Maryland. More recently, Frederique completed the Advanced Course in the Understanding of Forensic Psychotherapy and Risk (a two year course, one day per week) from The Tavistock and Portman Institute in London. She also has a Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring.

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