Therapy for Men
Men's Mental Health Matters
I founded Therapy for Men after working with hundreds of male clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and sexual and relationship crises. In 2019 I had the privilege of working with the film-maker Ben Akers on his documentary Steve, a moving examination of male suicide. The project navigated men’s mental health and the barriers men experience to getting help. While more and more men are accessing the support they need, men's mental health statistics remain sobering:
Three times as many men as women die by suicide
Men aged 40 to 49 have the highest suicide rates in the UK
Men report lower levels of life satisfaction than women according to the Government’s national wellbeing survey
Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women (Source: Mental Health Foundation)
I am committed to playing a part in changing these statistics - and men's lives - for the better. I am a routine contributor to high-profile publications and events on men's mental health.
Counselling enables you to talk about your problems and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. It can be of great support during periods of crisis or change.
As a therapist, I will provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore whatever is troubling you. That may be something specific, such as anxiety, panic attacks, or persistent low mood. It may also be something that feels harder to put into words, such as repeating the same relationship patterns, failing to achieve your goals, or feeling that you have simply lost your way in life.
Whatever you are bringing, I will work in a way that offers you empathy, support, and respect. We will go at your pace, discussing the difficult issues when you feel you are ready to do so.
Whatever you are looking for, talking with a trained, empathetic listener, can be a profoundly healing experience. If you would like to read more about me and my experience, click here.