"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. He catered our meetings very well to what I had been going through each week and I really appreciated the calm space he gave to be able to go through concerns and help understand myself better.
I particularly found helpful his calm and positive manner that helped me openly share what I had been going through and always left me feeling encouraged. There was a really good balance between having someone listen and clearly communicate back to me what I was saying and thinking as well as stepping in at the right moments with advice and guidance.
Sessions included some really helpful exercises and metaphors to understand how I think and feel in ways that have had a really positive impact on my outlook and wellbeing.
I now have a far better awareness of myself and my responses to different situations.
Overall the counselling sessions that I had with Roddy have been a fantastic form of support, at a time when I really needed it, and I feel well equipped to deal with life's challenges going forward."
I was severely anxious when I first came to counselling with Roddy but I immediately felt comfortable, respected and heard.
Over the weeks we have worked with current and childhood matters/blocks/fears, looking for links and holding very difficult feelings.
We have worked together to find unhelpful ways of thinking and how these can be remodelled and better ways created.
I would highly recommend Roddy Macdonald.