Therapy for Men at Our Dundee Centre
At First Psychology Dundee we offer a range of counselling services and therapy for men. Men often find it hard to seek help – they engage with therapy in a different way to women. Our practitioners are experienced in working with men and helping men feel at ease in therapy.
Why do men seek help?
Men often share the same difficulties as women (e.g. depression, anger, eating disorders, self-harm), but deal with these issues in very different ways to women. For instance, men may drink excessively, take drugs, work excessively or use sexually explicit material such as internet pornography in order to cope.
Does therapy differ for men?
Men often (although not always) come for therapy to address a specific problem or goal. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is therefore a popular approach with men as it provides helpful techniques, which can be used to resolve problems and achieve goals.
When working with male clients, our practitioners will be sensitive to a number of issues, e.g. resistance to therapy due to socialisation. Practitioners will not push you to talk about your feelings nor make assumptions about your ability to know, or express, your feelings. They will help you acknowledge any uncomfortable feelings which underlie your problem, in an open and honest way.
How do I find out more about therapy for men or make an appointment to see someone?
If you would like to know more about therapy for men or wish to book an initial session with a counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or CBT therapist, either male or female, please contact us. We would be happy to hear from you.