About Roy McPartland

Roy McPartland

Choosing a therapist is not easy.  What makes therapy work, research suggests, is a strong relationship between the client and therapist.  So, knowing a bit about the background of your potential therapist can help build trust, the basis of good relationships

Roy is a relational integrative psychotherapist and has a private practice in Nottingham city centre. He has over 3 years experience as a therapist but before training Roy worked for more than 15 years in various roles in local government, higher education, the NHS, and the charity sector. During this time he engaged in his own personal development work, which lead into an interest in helping others find their potential in the same way.  In addition to his practice Roy works with a local charity for survivors of sexual abuse, co-facilitating male groups and drumming workshops. Alongside this he works for a local hospice, and in a NHS workplace counselling team. He volunteers elsewhere to assist people with a gambling problem find a route out of their addiction

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Safety and Ethics

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

Roy has a recent certificate from a Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB) enhanced check, available to view on request

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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) – part of ongoing Masters of Science degree

Roy has completed specialist training in counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse, gambling addiction, substance misuse, mentoring, creative therapies, and motivational interviewing


Addictions such as gambling
Anxiety and depression
Bereavement and end of life
Bullying and mobbing
Carer support
Eating disorders
Emotional and physical abuseDaisies
Grief and loss
Self-esteem and self-image
Self harm
Sexual abuse and incest
Shame and guilt
Suicidal thoughts
Work-related problems

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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 Roy draws 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

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

Find out more about relational integrative psychotherapy