Counselling For Men

Counselling Boys and Men in Taunton UK

Counselling Boys and Men in Taunton UK | Mental Health Therapy for Men in Taunton UK to help improve mental health

We aim to support the mental well-being of Boys and men, improve their quality of life, and cultivate meaningful connections among men through counselling for Boys and Men in Taunton UK. Our services are available in Taunton Somerset and online throughout England.

If you are a man who has experienced childhood abuse, neglect, or trauma, please know that you are not alone. It is important to understand that these experiences are not your fault, and your thoughts and emotions are completely normal. Remember, healing is possible.

For those struggling with anger, rage, or violence, there is hope for change. You can transform your life and strive towards integrity, connection, and personal honour. Believe that living a life aligned with these values is within your reach.

If you are a man looking to cultivate emotional intelligence, authenticity, and honesty within yourself and in your relationships with others, we are here to assist you. Rest assured that a healthier and happier life is achievable.

Tailored counselling Boys and Men in Taunton UK : 

At Acorn Therapy, I cater to men’s needs by customizing counselling services specifically for them. If you are seeking support from a male counselor, my objective is to create a safe and welcoming space where you can freely express yourself. I can often empathize with your experiences as a man, and you can trust that my approach is free from judgement.

I can understand and empathize with your experiences as a man, and you can have confidence in my non-judgmental approach.

Seek assistance for these issues and more:
  • Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders
  • Anger problems and emotional regulation
  • Life changes and adjustment
  • Trauma / Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Parenting/Co-parenting
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Infidelity, divorce, separation
  •  Substance misuse
  • Problems with intimacy / Sexual dysfunction
  • Career fulfillment
  • Addictions to internet/gaming/gambling/pornography
  • Gender/Sexual identity
What are “Men’s Issues”?

“Men’s Issues” can generally be defined as any challenges that impact men. It’s actually quite  straightforward, although the specific issues themselves may be intricate. If you happen to be a male, then it might be helpful to seek out or Mental health support for Boys and Men in Taunton UK .

Does something seem off in your life and you can’t quite explain it?

Are you a man struggling with developing meaningful romantic or interpersonal relationships? Do you find yourself weighed down by grief, loss, or the ending of a relationship? Are you currently going through a life transition that seems to be impacting your overall happiness?

Understanding the underlying reasons behind your behaviors:

The root cause of your behaviours can be better understood through therapy. This understanding allows you to address the problems instead of being trapped in a cycle of frustration, anger, unmet needs, and addictions. It is important to recognize that when your needs are not met, and when you are unable to understand the needs of your partner, it can lead to anger, resentment, and further disconnection in your intimate relationship. Instead of utilizing sex and intimacy as a means of punishment, it is essential to view them as sources of satisfaction and comfort. Additionally, it is important to acknowledge that men have been socialized to suppress their emotions and act tough. This can result in internalizing difficult emotions and expressing them through destructive behaviours. Rather than turning self-destructive behaviours inward, it is crucial to find healthier ways of dealing with frustrations and seeking support.

You will gain practical skills that will lead to tangible changes in your life:

For a man, getting support is not a sign of weakness, but a powerful step towards personal transformation and positive change.

Boys and men respond to life’s emotional challenges differently:

The distinction between counselling for women and emotional support for Boys and Men  is primarily about recognizing that men often respond differently to mental health challenges or life issues compared to women. One of the barriers for men to feel comfortable seeking counseling is the influence of social and cultural norms, as well as ingrained beliefs about masculinity.

What to Expect at Counselling:

FIRST: Get a Free 25 Minute Online Consultation. This is your first chance to have a discussion with your therapist and ask any questions. We will talk about why you want to start therapy, your needs and goals for therapy, and the practical details of our collaboration. Our main focus is to determine if we are a good match for starting a client-therapist relationship. If we are, we will schedule an intake appointment and you will receive a Welcome Email to access the Client Portal, where you can complete the necessary consent forms.

SECOND: The Initial Intake Appointment. This is your next best opportunity to share information about yourself and your life. This is crucial in starting the learning phase of therapy. We will assess and evaluate your mental health, focusing on various aspects of your life such as family, education, employment, self-care, and social relationships. During this first appointment, we will cover a lot of ground while ensuring that the pace of the process makes you feel seen, heard, and understood. Lastly, we will establish specific therapeutic goals, discuss your treatment options, and develop a personalized therapy plan.

Lets talk:

Whether you’re struggling with your relationships, your job, or you just feel down about life in general, I am here to listen, I provide Counselling for Boys and Psychological help for men  in Taunton UK . I have wide experience working with men from many different backgrounds and life stages and I offer counselling  sessions for men of all ages from 16yrs of age through to retirement and beyond. I draw on my wide experience and training skills to support men in increasing their emotional health, resilience and live more authentic-fulfilling lives.

Eradicate Stigma

I provide Counselling for Boys and Counselling support for men in Taunton UK to help men get the most out of life by dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression, and addictive behaviours. I can work alongside men to help decrease feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, romantic relationship strains, addictive behaviours, and overwhelming emotions of anger. We can find out what it takes to increase confidence, communicate effectively, break free of addictive behaviours, and sort out feelings of anger and frustration.

Men’s mental health Research shows that men in the UK and other parts of the world feel pressured to conform to traditional gender norms such a toughness, fearlessness, and invulnerability to pain. The demands placed on men today can be huge in many areas of life such as; personal upbringing, relationships, school, family, college, sex and sexuality,  work, finance, physical health, success, self-image, age and so on. Ongoing pressures can mount up, and cause serious problems with emotional and mental health including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance dependency and life crisis. 

Allow your strengths to overcome your fears.

Our contemporary society these days tells us what type of men, boyfriends, husbands and fathers we should be, yet offers little to no understanding of what it means to be a man today – the unique strengths men have to offer, or the stress they face. This often leads a lot of men to pursue lives that don’t match with who they are as individuals. This unrealistic pressure pushes men to look for success, approval, acceptance, validation and love in all the wrong places. I work with men to address feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and destructive addictive behaviours so as to create the ideal self and obtain the skills that work for them rather than against them. I help men deal with overwhelming feelings which typically may lead to misusing alcohol, weed, pills, isolating oneself, binge-watching pornography and masturbating.

Male counselling services I offer

I understand the mixed signals society sends us as men today, the pressure it puts on us to perform, and the confusion felt when things just aren’t working out.

Stressful life events or anything that makes you feel low, helpless, profoundly sad, or overwhelmed by stress can trigger depression, including; stress at work or home, relationship problems – commitment, parenting, not reaching important goals, feeling stuck, financial – money problems, divorce or separation, retirement, loss of independence, sibling rivalry, expectations, traditions, difficult parents, sexual pressure, trying for  a baby, career change, experiencing,

Whether you struggle with addiction (or addictive behaviours with weed, pornography, alcohol, pills, masturbation, or extramarital affairs), romantic relationship stress, family dynamic conflict, past traumatic experiences, or the need to make sense of the struggle’s men face (work stress, performance anxiety, depression, panic attacks) I could help, contact me. Together we can navigate and overcome barriers to reach your goals.

PRIVATE COUNSELLING FOR BOYS AND Psychotherapy for men IN TAUNTON UK AND WHERE YOU ARE

I offer Counseling for male issues online via video conference, I am available to everyone regardless of their location. You can book your one-on-one sessions and start immediately. Select the schedule that matches your availability and work with me at your own pace.

​ How does therapy address men’s issues?

I provide a private, confidential space where men can openly connect to what matters to them. While it does not have to focus explicitly on “men’s issues,” I can assist with awareness of taken for granted, learned ways of expressing psychological pain, and assist with more effective ways of being.

All first meetings are titled as an “initial counselling sessions are Free. This is an opportunity for us to for both of us assess if we would be able to work together and ask any questions of me that you may have. 

The initial session lasts for around sixty (25-30 minutes). In the case of working with young people (16+ yrs. of age) some of this time may be spent with both the young person and accompanying parent/guardian/significant accompanying adult, and some of the time with the young person alone. Towards the end of the session we will be able to discuss initial considerations and ideas, and negotiate a way forward.  

How Men's mental health counselling works:

You’re welcome to book for a handful of sessions, or book on a longer-term sessions for self-discovery.

I provide counselling for boys and men from all walks of life, regardless of religious belief or background. My counselling sessions are typically held over 50 minutes in a safe, compassionate and confidential environment.

  • Booking can be done via phone, email or via the contact page.
  • All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
  • Sessions can be in person or via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp or telephone.
  • Payment can be made by bank transfer.
  • Appointments are available Monday – Saturday from 9am – 8pm
  • Cancellation: Once a session is booked, I commit to keeping your appointment available for you. This means that missed and cancelled sessions maybe payable in full.​
  • There is no charge for sessions missed when I am away or when the practice is closed.
My aim is to meet you wherever you are in your life right now Perhaps you feel that you have ‘lost yourself’ along the way and want to take time to process where you are now, and what changes you might like to make in your life. If you think it’s time to put in a bit of Men’s emotional wellness support for yourself, please get in touch.