Men can feel ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with emotional or relationship issues. This is often due to messages they received from a young age - that they shouldn’t show their emotions, especially when they were upset, as this would be a sign of weakness. This also means they have a lifetime of not having anyone to speak to when things got tough. Therapy offers a space to start to explore and understand what lies under emotional and behavioural responses which can often seem to be counterproductive to living a fulfilling life and having satisfying relationships. Through increased self-awareness and self-understanding male clients will be able to positively impact how they feel about themselves and how they can get more out of their close relationships.
The first step is for us to have a chat. I offer a 30 minute free phone consultation where we'll discuss what issue brings you to therapy, I can answer any questions you may have and you'll get a sense if working with me feels right. We'll then discuss possible options moving forwards.