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I am a warm, caring, understanding and empathic person who is hugely passionate about psychotherapy and about helping others come into a place of freedom.
I totally believe in the transforming power of the therapeutic relationship. I have seen it transform my own life and the lives of countless others that I have counselled. I am now in the privileged position of using this passion to help enable and empower others to turn their own lives around as well.
I grew up in a fairly dysfunctional home, I can remember as a young child having feelings of depression, fear, anxiety and stress. These stresses had an impact on my physical and mental health and the feelings and fears never really left me and they would rear their unhelpful ugly head at various moments and inopportune times throughout my adult life.
This then led to severe depression, marriage break up, and all sorts of other emotional and physical problems in my life.
When I embarked on my counselling career it had such a massive impact on my own life that it quite literally turned my life around.
Suddenly, I was seeing the reasons for all my behaviours and understanding my thoughts and my feelings. It was totally overwhelming, but it was also absolutely transformational for me.
I was hooked!
I was so impacted by the things that I was learning and the counselling I myself received, that I went on to become a qualified Psychotherapist.
I have become so passionate in the study and process of psychotherapy that I am constantly undertaking Training courses and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses to further improve and build on my training, so that I can be the very best counsellor and the very best me that I can be and this, in turn, helps with whatever a client may bring to the counselling room.
For those curious about which model I use, I am an integrative psychotherapist trained in the following models:
REBT (Reactive Emotive Behavioural Therapy
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
TA (Transactional Analysis)
Christian Counselling (Crabb/CWR Model)
Integrative Couples Counselling based on the work of John Gottman, Sue Johnson and Imago therapy
Further training on:
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Attachment & recovery
Trauma & Neuroscience
Inner Child Therapy
Bereavement and Loss
Borderline Personality Disorders
Couples in Sex and Porn addiction
"Roddy has been a huge support and has been fundamental in getting my mind sorted and back on track. I would recommend anyone who is even considering counselling to get in touch with Roddy - it may just be the most important call you make..."
"I found that he created a brilliant environment in which it was easy to talk through things, clearly identify issues and discuss different strategies..."
"Overall the counselling sessions that I had with Roddy have been a fantastic form of support, at a time when I really needed it..."
"I was severely anxious when I first came to counselling with Roddy but I immediately felt comfortable, respected and heard..."
"I cannot overemphasise the help that I have received from Roddy. For the first time in my life, I felt that I was treated like a normal human being, not just a condition..."
"Hi Roddy – I wanted to say thank you for the session last week. It’s already made a huge difference..."
"I benefitted massively from the counselling sessions with Roddy. Having had some counselling before I kind of knew what to expect but from our first session I found that he created a brilliant environment in which it was easy to talk through things, clearly identify issues and discuss different strategies..."
"I have recommended others to Roddy as I found him a compassionate, understanding and insightful Counsellor, who helped me restore a very damaged relationship with a loved one. Thank you Roddy for all you do."
Roddy has a knack of revealing and crystallising golden nuggets of truth, which have been buried under murky lies for many years.