From childhood men seem to be at risk of certain emotional, psychological and behavioural issues more than women.
Boys experience behavioural problems in primary school more often than young girls. Boys are 9 times more likely to suffer from hyperactivity than girls. Men have far higher rates of substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders than women.
Compared to women, men are 3 times more likely to kill themselves. In the UK, the leading cause of death in males under 35 is suicide.
It’s not always easy being male
Society places a lot of expectations on men. Men are expected to be resilient, confident, dominant and competitive. Men are often taught to be aggressive and unemotional. In most societies around the world, showing emotion is often seen as a weakness in men.
These ideas about masculinity are misguided, unfounded and difficult to live up to.
Men can bring all types of concerns to counselling and there is no limit to what can be discussed in therapy. Both male and female therapists can help with men’s issues.
Some common reasons men seek counselling
Men meet with our therapists for all kinds of reasons and discussions in therapy are always confidential. Some of the issues more commonly seen in men include concerns around:
- substance and alcohol use
- anger and aggression
- feeling or sustaining intimacy
- sex, including erectile dysfunction and infidelity
- sexuality (gay or bisexual feelings)
- porn, gambling, internet addiction
- issues around career or family
- self-confidence or assertiveness issues
How therapy can support men in Brighton
Therapy provides a place where men can talk to a trained professional about anything on their mind, in a private, confidential setting.
For some men, therapy provides their first experience of talking openly about what they want or how they feel. Quality of life, career and relationships can be improved through personal counselling and psychotherapy.
Alternatively, couples counselling may be the best solution if your problems are shared with or related to your partner.
To set up a first appointment, please get in touch.
We have male and female therapists on hand to discuss any personal, emotional, behavioural or sexual concerns.
The good news is that more men are approaching counselling and psychotherapy in Brighton than ever before.
Our team of therapists
If you have a preference for a male of female therapist, please let us know. Some of our male clients have preferences while others do not.
One Therapy Brighton
Your first appointment with a therapist provides a chance to discuss your goals in counselling and to consider your best options for moving forward.
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