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Counselling for Men

There’s so many stereotypes that exist about what it means to be a man.  But what happens if our life experiences don’t neatly fit within those stereotypes?  What happens when things happen that cause us to feel emotions or do things that really don’t fit into what we were taught to believe is “manly” or  “masculine”? 

Men come to counselling for many different reasons, many of which are unique to their understanding of what it means to be a man.  While there are many excellent female therapists out there, many men feel more comfortable talking with a male therapist about some of these issues.  These reasons include:

         - Dealing with life changes (relationship changes/loss, becoming a                       parent, losing a parent) and family stress
        - Trauma (childhood abuse or continuing abuse, witnessed violence,                     accidents and many other forms of trauma)
        - Addiction (porn or sex addiction, substance abuse)
        - Anxiety and depression
        - Workplace stress – the pressures of performance in the workplace                     and work/life balance
        - Feeling of lacking direction or being lost in life
        - Lack of intimacy or closeness in relationships
        - Dating or marriage problems
        - Crises of faith/worldview
        - Feeling a lack of confidence, feeling powerless, not respected
        - Having difficulty managing intense emotions (anger, sadness or                          anxiety) and feeling out of control, feeling like you’re always on                            edge and not sure if you can deal with the next thing that may                            cause you some stress.

If you’re a man struggling with any of the above issues, Mike can help.  Together you can work towards developing an understanding of yourself and a sense of confidence that allows you to overcome these problems and find a renewed confidence in yourself.   Please contact Mike at (519)-200-4376 or mike@londoncounsellingservices.ca to get started.