About me

Everyone who comes to Roots for help with difficulties and challenges that is impacting daily life are treated individually as there is no one size fits all therapeutic method. It is a bespoke process tailored in a way to work at a pace that suits you and is designed specifically to meet your needs. All clients that come to Roots are provided a structured, boundaried environment in which to manage safety and confidentiality. This ensures maximum therapeutic potential in an ethical manner as guided by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

By building a trusting therapeutic alliance with you, and the decisions for the direction of therapy led by you we are able to initiate the process for  understanding and lasting change/development.

I named my practice Roots because I believe strongly in the impact our childhood experiences, and past behaviours have on our current life positions. Consciously, or unconsciously, we act in a ways that were modelled to us at an early age and sometimes those lessons are incompatible with the person you've grown to be. Learning that these behaviours can be re-modelled for the life you're currently experiencing can bring about significant development and growth. 'The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence, the past is a place of learning, not a place of living' - Roy T Bennett.

My client experience and training highlight my work with young people, bereaved clients, anxiety, depression, suicidal behaviour, and other presenting challenges that clients have struggled with.

One of the most important decisions in coming to therapy is choosing the right counsellor for you. Many profiles are similar and it can be difficult to choose. My advice is to make contact with a few and see how you relate to that counsellor. Investing in yourself is a fantastic way to look after you and I value your investment as much as you do.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) qualification

Bereavement Support

Place2be Children's Counselling Training

HIV/AIDS Awareness workshop

Working with Metaphor

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

  • £35 - £50


Monday to Thursday evenings in Swindon.

Friday sessions available in Croydon.

Further information

You can find more information on my website and also find us on Instagram @rootscounselling


Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My Counselling room is on the 4th floor but there is an elevator available and a ramp up into the building.

Joshua MacNab

Joshua MacNab