Roy McPartland Reg. MBACP

Roy McPartland Reg. MBACP

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About me

Perhaps life isn't making sense to you right now, or you are feeling lost or overwhelmed and you need some help. I'm Roy, a warm, open, honest, compassionate and professional therapist, with a dry sense of humour. I believe I can be of assistance.

Making a choice between therapists on a site like this isn't easy. You need to ask yourself if you can be open with this person, tell them private things, and trust them. And evidence suggests that what makes therapy work is a strong relationship between the client and therapist (research). So, knowing a bit about the background of your potential therapist can help build trust, the basis of good relationships.

I am a relational integrative psychotherapist with a private practice in Nottingham city centre. I have over 3 years experience as a therapist but before training I worked for more than 15 years in various roles in local government, higher education, the NHS, and the charity sector. In these roles I've worked in offices, on hospital wards, in the community in people's homes, and even on ambulances. During this time I did my own personal development work around anxiety and depression, which lead into an interest in helping others find their potential in the same way.

Aside from my practice I volunteer and work for a local charity for survivors of sexual abuse, co-facilitating male groups and drumming workshops. I work for a local hospice assisting people at the end of life, and I volunteer elsewhere to assist people with a gambling problem find a route out of their addiction. My Masters dissertation will be on the topic of bullying.

You can find out what I am up to currently by following me on twitter

Safety and Ethics

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means my qualifications have been checked and I am duty bound to work by a set of ethical principles. And, as a member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, I have agreed to be bound by a further set of ethical principles too.

I have a recent certificate from a Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB) enhanced check, available to view on request.


  • Abortions
  • Addictions such as gambling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying and mobbing
  • Carer support
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem and self-image
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse and incest
  • Shame and guilt
  • Stalking
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Terminal illness
  • Trauma
  • Work-related problems

Find out more about the above


Psychotherapy has many different schools of thought about what it is to be human and what is useful when it comes to helping others lead lives that make sense to them. As a relational integrative psychotherapist I draw from many complementary theories and blends them into a tailored approach for the individual. At the heart of his approach is a belief that through a strong therapeutic relationship problems stemming from how we grew up can be examined and potentially changed. Those parts of our personality that are undeveloped have the potential to worked with, strengthened, and be integrated into who we are now. Our old ways of being can be challenged, with the hope of change in this process

I work from a humanistic perspective and integrates theories from psychodynamic, object relations, self psychology, Gestalt, and transactional analysis psychotherapy

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate of Higher Education Health and Social Care Studies (Sheffield Hallam University)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Systems and Business Studies (University of Wales, Bangor)
Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)

Roy has completed specialist training in counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse, gambling addiction, bereavement, substance misuse, terminal illness (especially motor neurone disease), mentoring, creative therapies, and motivational interviewing

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

terminal illness, motor neurone disease, cancer


Free initial, no obligation, assessment
Psychotherapy and Counselling, £40 per 50 minute session
Online counselling, £35 per 50 minute session

If you are coming for EAP assistance, your employer pays for your therapy and fees can be negotiated

Further information


Counselling can help you to identify your set ways of reacting to particular situations, and can help you to change your responses to a particular problem that you may be facing This is usually based on changing the ways you think, feel and behave in challenging or difficult situations

I offer brief counselling in person and using video conferencing software. Although you can contact me to arrange an appointment via Skype, it’s not suitable for confidential work. Nor are Facetime or Google Hangouts. So I use the free VSee service

Each session lasts 50 minutes and will be weekly. I require at least 48 hours notice of cancellation


Psychotherapy is a process that can help to resolve more entrenched problems. Deeper problems often have their roots in childhood and/or traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help to understand how and why problematic patterns have developed

Each session lasts 50 minutes and will be weekly. I require at least 48 hours notice of cancellation

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Some rooms are wheelchair inaccessible, please contact me for more information before booking.


weekends and some evenings - please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme