Roddy Macdonald - Talk2 Counselling MBACP

Roddy Macdonald - Talk2 Counselling MBACP

East Sussex

East Sussex

07817 043 354

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About me

"Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection." By Brené Brown

HELP! Who do I Talk2? We've all been there at various times in our lives, I know I have, many times and it's at these difficult times in your life when you seek help from a therapist.

Are you searching through all the bio's of various counsellors, trying to decide which method or which counsellor 'is the right one'? Let me help put your mind at ease, it's not about which is the perfect model of counselling, it's about the relationship and the connection!

I believe that because of my own traumatic past and the issues I have had to face up to and deal with, that I am perfectly positioned to be able to fully empathise and connect with you on a deep, fully accepting and helpful level.

I believe in the power of change, I believe that as we seek the truth about our past and our present difficulties, that the truth helps to set us free from our past trauma's and present issues in our lives. There is a direct correlation between freedom and truth. To find your freedom, you must first discover the truth in your situation'. Let me help you discover that truth that can help to set you free.

I have been through so much 'stuff' in my own personal life and had to face so many difficult issue that there are time when I wondered if I would ever pull through. However I can honestly say that counselling has quite literally changed my life, the training, the peer support, the individual personal counselling, the personal study have all had such a massive impact on me and as a result I am hugely passionate about counselling and the changes it can make in peoples lives and because counselling has had such an impact on me, I am completely convinced that it can also help you to help yourself in a calm, totally accepting, supportive and non-judgmental way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my transformational journey into counselling in 2000 and was hooked! I can't get enough of training and courses and have over the years been on many many courses and CPD days.

For those of you who like to know which model I use, my model is integrative and I have received training on the following models:

  • REBT (Reactive Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • TA (Transactional Analysis)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Person Centred

The following is a list of some of the courses that I have completed:

  • Advanced Certificate in Christian Counselling based on Egan/Larry Crabb/Selwyn Hughes models.
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Working with Depression
  • Working with Sexual abuse
  • Working with the neurobiology of trauma
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • The importance of attachment in recovery
  • Alongside grief and loss
  • Working with anger
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Boundaries
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training
  • Trust and betrayal
  • Borderline personality disorders

I have worked in a variety of settings including a mental health drop in centre for adults with severe and enduring mental illness, a generic counselling service, a church based counselling service and my own private practice. As well as standard generic counselling I can also offer Christian counselling to those who would seek that.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian Counselling


My fees are:

  • Individuals: £50.00 per hour. (I have limited availability sessions available for those on a tight budget at £40.00 per hour.
  • Couples: £60.00 per 1½ hours.
  • Supervision: £30.00 per hour (£40 per 1.5 hours).

Further information

I may be able to travel to you within East/West Sussex providing I can hire a suitable counselling room and my travel costs are covered as an addition to my fee.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3
Lewes, BN7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


My current availability is

  • Weekdays
  • Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am currently undertaking a supervisors course and have over 12 years experience dealing with issues on the more severe scale such as Rape, Trauma, PTSD, Severe depression and Mental illness, Schizophrenia, Bi-polar disorder, Eating disorders, Munchausen syndrome, spiritual abuse, mental abuse, physical and sexual abuse to name but a few. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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