Rabbi David Freeman is a Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist, Training Analyst, and Supervisor, and has been in private practice in South London for 28 years. He is an ex Chair and a Professional Member of the Association of Jungian Analysts, London (AJA), a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich (IAAP) and a member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, London (IGAP). He lectures at home and in Europe and teaches in various Analytical trainings. He is also a member of staff at the Danish Society for Analytical Psychology.
David is an ex Chair of the Guild of Pastoral Psychology having been a member since 1974 and served on the Guild Council for about 20 years. He has given lectures to the Guild and led study groups exploring Jewish, psychological and mystical interpretations of Bible texts.
David is an Honorary Fellow of the Leo Baeck College, London, where he trained to be a Rabbi and was ordained in 1967. During his time as a congregational Rabbi he served synagogues in Birmingham and London for 21 years during which time he also was a Jewish Chaplain to universities in the Midlands, a hospice chaplain and a member of the Religious Liaison Panel of Amnesty International. He was a supporter of the Movement against Apartheid and is now a member of ‘Rabbis for Peace’, and ‘Jews for Justice for Palestinians’.
David’s special interests are Kabbalah, Alchemy, early religions and the interface between religion and psychology, particularly in the psychology of CG Jung. He is married to Helen, Principal Rabbi of the West London Synagogue, and has two daughters, one a scientist and one a Deputy Head. He has one grand-daughter, two dogs and a cat and sometimes plays guitar and banjo.