Male Counselling in 2782

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Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
(02) 5657 0257 View (02) 5657 0257
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Paul Mitchell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
(02) 5604 9802 View (02) 5604 9802
Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.