Counselling for Men Glasgow
If you are reading this, perhaps you are a man who is finding life difficult just now, and are thinking about coming for counselling.
Or maybe you are a partner, relative or friend of a man, who is going through a hard time and you are worried about them
Just like women, men are not exempt from experiencing problems in their lives. However, unlike women, men are far less likely to consider speaking to a counsellor or psychotherapist.
There are many reasons why many men don’t consider counselling as being for them
Perhaps you can identify with some of the following:
- Many men have been brought up to believe that being a real man is about being independent and sorting out their issues, on their own. Asking for help is seen as a sign of failure and weakness.
- Some men see counselling and therapy as being more for women and not for them. They may feel uncomfortable at the prospect of opening up and talking about their thoughts and feelings.
- Other men might worry about what their friends or relatives would think and say if they knew they were seeing a counsellor.
- Or alternatively, they may have fears about confidentiality.
- Often men will only ask for help with mental health issues after they have reached a crisis.
- Men may regard counselling and therapy as self-indulgent navel gazing.
- Lastly, some men believe that counselling is only for serious mental health issues and do not believe that their issues are bad enough to seek counselling.
There are probably many more reasons why men do not come for counselling BUT according to a recent poll of its members, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), recently reported that more men are coming for counselling compared to five years ago.
This is good news when you consider the following facts about men’s mental health:
Suicide: In 2012, 4590 men took their own lives. Suicide is currently the leading cause of death in young men under 35 years of age
Domestic violence: 5% of men as opposed to 7% of women report experiencing this
Substance abuse and dependence: More men abuse drugs and alcohol than women
Redundancy and job loss: Men are more likely to have mental health problems following these events
Missing people: 75% of missing people are men
Prison population: Most people in prison are men and 90% of them have mental health problems
But what about you?
If you are struggling with issues in your life whether it is with work, relationships or other areas, you don’t need to suffer on your own.
I can help you with:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and low mood
- Relationship issues with partners, friends, family members and work-colleagues
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Anger management
- Lack of meaning and purpose in life
- Like transitions such as redundancy, job loss, separation and divorce
- Mid-life issues
- Sexual issues
- Shame and guilt
- Loneliness and isolations
- Or just not feeling right!
Counselling can, and does help, BOTH men and women.
Research shows that four out of five people benefit from counselling.
So, whether you are a man in your late teens or twenties, a thirty-something, middle aged or older, counselling is certainly worth considering.
Call me now on 07970 860 711 to:
- Book your first appointment,
- Ask questions about counselling for men, or
- Schedule a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Alternatively, fill in the form below for a call back from me.
For information on my location in Glasgow check out the contact page.
Recommended reading about Men’s Issues
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack
Season’s of a Man’s Life by Daniel J Levinson
Being a Man: A Guide to the New Masculinity by Patrick Fanning et al
Masculinity Reconstructed by Ronald Levant
Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity by Frank S Pitman
Victims No Longer by Michael Lew
Fire in the Belly by Sam Keen
Fatherloss: How Our Sons of All Ages Come to Terms With the Deaths of Their Dad’s by Neil Chethik