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" A therapeutic relationship can be the beginning of your journey to recovery. I see my role as a facilitator - someone who helps you move beyond any barriers that might be holding you back from living a more satisfying life. No matter what you are struggling with there is help available for you".

I am a psychotherapist and group analyst and I currently work in private practice. I am a member of the Institute of Group Analysis and I am accredited with the UKCP.

A large part of my training looked at how the individual's early life can contribute to their subsequent mental health - how at a very early age they internalise ways of relating to others and how they continue to  repeat these patterns in new relationships. The success or failure of this relating can bring about conditions such as anxiety, depression and result in many coping habits that are detrimental to a person's well-being. The idea of the group is that the individual will come to therapy with their way of relating and coping and with the support and challenge of the group the relating and coping will improve over time and their mental health will also improve.  Of course not all mental health conditions can be treated in the group or by group work alone.

I have also completed a Couples Training Course with the Grove which has provided me greater knowledge into how to work with couples and their unique relational difficulties.

As of January 2023, I have completed a certification in Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training
Course: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry which has given me greater insight into the neurological aspects of anxiety  and provided me with a larger toolbox for working with clients 
with anxiety.


I continually develop my knowledge in Autism, ADHD, OCD, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Neuroscience so I can better serve the clients I work with.

About me: Qualifications and Training


The First Session: Initial Assessment

First sessions give us a chance to meet one another and decide if we would like to 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 - therapy can be either short-term or long-term. It all depends on what the individual brings to therapy to work on.

Often, individuals come to counselling & psychotherapy for support and to make sense of what is happening in their lives right now. This journey is not always an easy one; it does not provide a "quick-fix" but rather an exploration of what got you to where you are now, where do you want to be and how to get there.

Couples Therapy

I offer  60 to 90 minute sessions for couples.

Contracts are generally six to eight weeks but can be lengthened based on the couple's needs.

Often couples come to counselling for support and to make sense of what is happening in their relationship right now. Couples work is generally short-term and is focussed on the couples relationship with each other. 

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 personal and interpersonal problems. Group therapy provides you the opportunity to be supported by the group as you explore what is happening in your life right now and what you can do to effect change in your life.  

Locations & Fees


I see clients online, and in-person in Central London and North London.
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:
£70 (online) and £80 (face to face) per 50-minute session

Couples Therapy:

£90 (online) and £100 (face to face) per 60-minute session

Once Weekly Group Therapy:
£130 per month (online) and £160 per month (face to face) (90-minute sessions) 

Twice Weekly Group Therapy :
£250 per month (online) and £320 per month (face to face)  (90-minute sessions) 

I am registered with various health insurance companies and I am able to accept

clients through their services.


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


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Roddy McDowall

Counselling & Psychotherapy

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