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About  Me: Qualifications and Training

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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.

Roddy McDowall

Counselling & Psychotherapy

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