If you’re a man and wondering what it’s like to work with me ….
I am not a ‘touchy feely’ psychologist, and I won’t be balancing your chakras any time soon.
Counselling for men
I am practical, a problem solver; I won’t be a shoulder to cry on; I will work with you to help you solve problems and take a solution-focused approach to whatever is going on with you.
My training relies heavily on science. I take an ‘evidence-based approach, which basically means I shall use methods that have been shown to do what it says on the tin.
Do I work with many men?
Lots. In my practice, almost half of my clients are men. Word must have got around about the chakra thing.
What can you talk to me about?
Anything. I won’t be shocked or offended by anything you say. Feel free to swear; I won’t collapse. I shall give some examples of what men come to counselling for.
Stress and Anxiety – this is a big one. The average guy says nothing and carries on, but you will feel it.
Depression – your mood can drop like anyone else’s, and we use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help pull it up.
Work-related problems – this can be having difficulty giving presentations, managing time, any difficulties really.
Sex, sexuality and performance issues – worrying about it, difficulty getting or maintaining erections (there is usually a logical reason and steps to help with this.)
Confidence – just because you are a man doesn’t mean that you don’t feel the knocks.
Anger – this is not management but getting at the root cause and calming everything down.
In a nutshell:
We find the problem, choose the tool to fix the problem, and we solve the problem.
You can read what a typical counselling session is like here, and you can read more about me here.
This is a great site if you are interested in men’s counselling services, but in a completely different format menssheds.ie