Counselling for Men

Face to face and online counselling and Psychotherapy for men in Taunton, UK and anywhere

Counselling for Boys and Men in Taunton UK to help improve mental health

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 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 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.

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. 

Unfortunately many men often suffer in silence because of fears that being vulnerable goes against modern masculinity ideals. Each man that comes to counselling with me is encouraged to become a mental health change agent. By one man simply sharing/discussing his experience with other men, he creates a safe space for another man to step into.

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.

What help do 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.

​ 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 counselling for men 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.
PRIVATE COUNSELLING FOR BOYS AND MEN IN TAUNTON UK AND WHERE YOU ARE

I offer counselling for men 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.

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 emotional support for yourself, please get in touch.