When it comes to men’s issues, a vast number of both mental and physical health concerns can be included. Whilst men do not often feel comfortable about therapy, when they do decide they need help, their problems can relate to general issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and the associated concerns such as relationship damage.
Some therapists offer counselling specifically targeting men. For example, the changes in society relating to equality can mean that men in previously male-dominated positions are now having to adjust but are finding it hard to do so. This can result in frustration as they battle with long established behaviour and general attitudes. This can then spill over into their relationships at work, home and within the family. Stress can also lead to intimacy difficulties and a professional therapist can treat this at the same time.
Another significant hurdle that men may face is the way that they feel they should deal with their mental health issues. Whilst women may find it easy to give in to discussing their feelings openly and releasing emotions through crying, men can feel forced to bottle this up inside, thinking that society will deem them weak if they express their thought in the way. The danger is that these feelings, once repressed, can lead to anger, use of drugs and alcohol or even suicide. Because of this, a lot of men have been struggling for quite some time before they get involved in treatment, which can sometimes make the solution a little harder to reach.
If your condition has escalated and you feel that you have reached a point in your life where posttraumatic stress is taking hold, your counsellor will be used to dealing with PTSD and will work with you to conquer this.
If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with your men’s issues, fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.