Counselling for Men

counselling for men in cheadleI offer counselling for men in Cheadle, Cheshire.

As a male therapist I have worked with many men, straight, bisexual and gay. Men's issues are an area I am particularly interested in and have researched in depth.

Why Counselling for Men in Cheadle?

Men have a different experience of the world to women.  We are given a completely different set of messages about who we should be and what "real men" behave like.

This can often be difficult to square with the reality of being just another human being doing their best.

Men don't have the same social networks as women.  When we go down the pub with our mates we don't talk about what's troubling us, we are far more likely to talk about pretty much anything but!

This is why the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 is suicide.  Unfortunately, some of us would rather throw ourselves off a bridge than open up to another about how we feel.  I think that's incredibly sad and a terrible waste of life.  You can do it differently.

Men's issues

It may be that you are unsure of how to proceed in a relationship, you’re getting overly angry with those you love or are feeling fed up and depressed.

You might be struggling with feelings of jealousy or have difficulty connecting with your feelings at all sometimes. You can learn what’s behind these issues and change your behaviour. That’s what therapy is all about.

How I work

I work in a pretty structured way, which often suits the way men think. I may, however, invite you to see how your boxes of experience are connected.

We will also talk about your experiences and how they can lead to you behaving in a way that takes you away from what's important in life.

One of the models I use, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, seems to particularly suit the men I work with.  It's practical, pragmatic and gives direction to the work quickly.

Transactional Analysis can help back this up and give another way of understanding why you might do the things you do.

Sometimes it takes a man to understand a man

Sometimes it takes a man to understand a man.  This doesn't apply to all issues in life but occasionally it might be easier for you to just talk about your stuff knowing that I will "get it".

I've worked with men of all ages, professions, classes, races and sexualities and acknowledge that we are not defined by our gender and we don't all have the same experiences.

There are common themes when working with men however, such as childhood experiences, relationships with fathers and messages we get around emotions and how to "be" in the world.

Some of the most common issues I see when counselling men in my practice in Cheadle include anger issues, jealousy and anxiety.  The good news is that all of those issues can be sorted out and by the time we have finished working the majority of men I work with have a totally different perspective.

Psychotherapy in Cheadle

If you are interested in having psychotherapy and counselling with a male therapist and you are looking for counselling for Men in Cheadle or Didsbury, South Manchester then just give me a ring on 07966 390857.

Another option for you is to simply book an appointment with me by clicking here and choosing a time and day to suit.

You could also contact me by using my contact form here.