" I help remove the obstacles to meaningful repair, growth and change in people's lives "

I am a psychotherapist and group analyst and I currently work in the NHS and private practice.

I hold a Diploma in Group Work Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and have completed the IGA's Qualifying Course and have taken up full membership of the IGA.

My training has been fully accredited by the UKCP and as a registered member  I follow the UKCP's Ethical Practice and Codes of Professional Conduct as well as the IGA's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

My five-year training in psychotherapy primarily concentrated on psychoanalytic and group analytic theories with the core modules of: 

Relational theories (how we internalise our earliest relationships); Attachment Theory (how we bond with our caregivers and significant others), Diversity (race, age, religion, culture, class and sexuality); and Sociogenesis ( the development of individual and the development of the group and their relationship).

About me: Qualifications and Training


The First Session: Initial Assessment

First sessions give us a chance to meet one another and decide if we can work together.
In these sessions, I am interested in learning about you, what has brought you to therapy, what you'd like to gain from it, and any hopes and worries you may have about your past, present, or future. 

I'd like to know a bit about your family history and your present situation, and you are also free to ask me questions about the way I work.

By the end of this session, we should be able to decide together the best way forward.

Individual Therapy

I offer 50-minute sessions for individuals on a weekly basis.

With contracts, either short-term or long-term, which are tailored according to each individual's needs.

Often, individuals come to therapy for support and to make sense of what is happening in their lives right now.  It offers them the space to explore themselves and their relationships and what got them to where they are now, with a view to nurture and develop the individual. 

Group Therapy

I offer one and a half hour group sessions once or twice weekly. Group therapy provides a unique space for its members to explore problems like depression, bereavement, anxiety, addictions etc. The group generally uncovers several points of view for any problem that is brought to the group and this provides the opportunity to learn from each other. Furthermore, group therapy is particularly useful for individuals that struggle with expressing their feelings and needs and have difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships. The group through its interaction with others provides a unique opportunity to explore ways to develop richer and stronger bonds with others.

I am currently offering once a week online short-term group sessions for free. 

Locations & Fees


I see clients in Central London and North London in the afternoon, and evening hours during the week. 
Specific weekdays/times are subject to availability.

The Euston location has disabled access  but the East Finchley location does not. Both locations are close to public transportation and parking is available in East Finchley.

Please see the interactive maps below for more details:

Central London - ​Euston

16 Upper Woburn Place

London WC1H 0AF

North London - East Finchley


East Finchley Consulting
104D High Road,
East Finchley
N2 9EB

Consulting Fees

Individual Therapy:
£65 per 50-minute session

Once Weekly Group Therapy (Face to Face):
£130 per month (90-minute sessions) 


Once Weekly Group Therapy (Online Short-Term only):

Free (90-minute sessions) 

Twice Weekly Group Therapy:
£250 per month  (90-minute sessions) 

Please note that a limited number of concessionary spaces are available
to charities, trainees, and individuals demonstrating need.

Contact Me

Central London - ​Euston

16 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0AF


Roddy McDowall

Counselling & Psychotherapy