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School of Health and Society

Dr Jeannette Roddy


Jeannette Roddy joined the University of Salford in June 2017 as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Sunderland, where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and counselling students. Now an accredited counsellor with BACP, she completed her counselling training at York St John University, where she also studied for her PhD (which was awarded by the University of Leeds in 2014). Her research into the client experiences of domestic violence counselling has continued to be developed into a practice model and competency framework, and has been expanded into a study of the counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence in the UK.


I am currently the Year 2 Programme Leader for the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) and the module leader for Mental Health for Counsellors. In addition, I teach on a number of modules on the BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, including mental health, ethics, skills, practice supervision and personal development. My counselling specialism is in working with the psychological impact of domestic violence. I am particularly interested in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate counselling research projects involved with counselling process and in determining best practice in working with cases of abuse.

Teaching interests:

  • integration of theory with practice,
  • counselling,
  • psychotherapy,
  • application of research,
  • research supervision.

Research Interests

I am interested in research that investigates the efficacy of and main factors involved in the successful completion of counselling. I am interested in the psychological impact on victims of domestic violence (including heterosexual males and LGBTI relationships), how to support these groups to seek help, and what they uniquely require from counselling. My current research projects investigate the counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence in the UK (with Chris Keech at the University of Sunderland)and the development of a counselling competency framework for domestic violence counselling (with Lynne Gabriel at York St John University).

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Registered Member, MBACP (Accred.)
  • HEA Fellow

Postgraduate research

  • Counselling,
  • psychotherapy,
  • domestic violence,
  • childhood abuse,
  • qualitative methods.