Men’s psychology is more than counselling for anger, anxiety, depression, and relationships. If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve been struggling for a long time and now are ready to do something about it. Men are good at a lot of things. Two things we tend to be terrible at are asking for help and talking about our feelings. It’s not really all that surprising. Most of us have been taught to shut down our emotions rather than understanding them. Instead of expressing the full range of human emotions we feel pressured into displaying anger, irritability, regret, and not much else. This causes problems. It can make us withdraw from others, lash out in anger, rely on alcohol and drugs, or suffer in silence.
You may be surprised to learn that one out of every five men you know will have anxiety during their lives, and one in eight will experience depression. And it’s not women’s’ fault either. Quite often our wives, partners, sisters and mothers want to support us but don’t know how. This often leaves us feeling that we need to ‘go it alone’, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Counselling can help.
Men’s psychology and counselling gives you the opportunity to access support and overcome the challenges that you face. Your therapy will be tailored to your specific situation and personality. For some people it will quite direct and upfront. For others, more time will be spent exploring how the puzzle fits together so that you can see the changes that need to be made. Both forms of counselling are effective. They can help you to have a better quality of life, be the husband, partner or father you want to be, and do your best work. Most men find that therapy is a lot easier then they thought it would be. The chances are, you’ll probably enjoy it. Find out more about anxiety or depression. Or if you’ve had enough and want a better life, book an appointment online or phone us to speak with your psychologist directly.
It can be difficult to pin down what it means to be man. Quite often we’re hemmed in by stereotypes and expectations from others. The reality is, we’re free to define ourselves anyway that we wish. Men who are the most satisfied with their lives have found ways to achieve a balance between their personal needs, relationships, and work. If you need help doing this booking a psychology appointment is a great place.