Male Counselling in Ashton-under-Lyne, ENG

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Alexander Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time for visiting my profile. I am a trauma therapist and have worked in a number of services supporting different types of people. I am accredited therapist with years of experience, and I recognize that no two clients are the same, so the way I work with my clients is very much based on who they are as an individual. This may include using evidence based techniques to help ease trauma-like symptoms or it could be providing a safe space for you to explore your feelings and emotions, which will help you heal, grow, and live life to the fullest.
Thank you for taking the time for visiting my profile. I am a trauma therapist and have worked in a number of services supporting different types of people. I am accredited therapist with years of experience, and I recognize that no two clients are the same, so the way I work with my clients is very much based on who they are as an individual. This may include using evidence based techniques to help ease trauma-like symptoms or it could be providing a safe space for you to explore your feelings and emotions, which will help you heal, grow, and live life to the fullest.
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Jon Astbury
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Taking the step to talk to a Counsellor can be a daunting prospect but the experience of speaking to someone who doesn't criticise or judge or have their own agenda can be powerful, freeing and sometimes life-changing. My commitment is to value and understand your world as you see it and be a skilled companion in exploring the issues you raise in depth. I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist and mental health worker having worked in the NHS, crisis services, the third sector and as an independent practitioner. I am a registered and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred).
Taking the step to talk to a Counsellor can be a daunting prospect but the experience of speaking to someone who doesn't criticise or judge or have their own agenda can be powerful, freeing and sometimes life-changing. My commitment is to value and understand your world as you see it and be a skilled companion in exploring the issues you raise in depth. I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist and mental health worker having worked in the NHS, crisis services, the third sector and as an independent practitioner. I am a registered and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred).
0161 850 6871 View 0161 850 6871

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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M5
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
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Naeem Akhtar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rochdale OL12
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
Counselling offers a space to talk about the issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. Whether you are having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, have had a major life event/trauma, an addiction, experienced loss, or just need to make sense of your current situation I can offer you a warm, confidential and welcoming space where you feel safe, respected and supported.
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Matthew James Nichols
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M6
Wanting to live a happy, purposeful and fulfilled life shouldn't feel like an impossible goal. You have a right to all these things. Even getting this far might have been difficult, but you've taken the first step to trying to make changes, feel better or have a better understanding of the world around you. Working together with you, I can help with all of these things. Everyday life can heap pressures on people and we can find ourselves anxious, worried, depressed or maybe just a niggling feeling that something isn't right. You might feel like this, and that there isn't a way forward, but there is.
Wanting to live a happy, purposeful and fulfilled life shouldn't feel like an impossible goal. You have a right to all these things. Even getting this far might have been difficult, but you've taken the first step to trying to make changes, feel better or have a better understanding of the world around you. Working together with you, I can help with all of these things. Everyday life can heap pressures on people and we can find ourselves anxious, worried, depressed or maybe just a niggling feeling that something isn't right. You might feel like this, and that there isn't a way forward, but there is.
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Keyong Ma
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
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James Barnes MA., MSc.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
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Ian Francis Mncs Accred
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
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Gay Men's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
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Chi Ko Psychosexual Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
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Dr Omar A. Kowlessar
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M11
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
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Richard Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, working both in person and online. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may simply be feeling down and low and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I work with women and men from all backgrounds, in a range of areas. I have worked closely with male issues and have experience working with gender diversity and LGBT+ issues.
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TherapyByRobert
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Salford M5
Hey, My name is Robert and thank you for stopping on my page for a while. As a counsellor, I've helped so many people who were struggling with all kinds of things, from relationship issues to anxiety and depression. As A Counsellor I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to listen, to offer practical advice, and to help you develop the tools you need to overcome any challenge life throws your way.... I know life can get tough sometimes, but as a Counsellor and someone that has suffered from mental health I truly believe that with the right support and guidance, we can all overcome our obstacles and reach our full potential. As
Hey, My name is Robert and thank you for stopping on my page for a while. As a counsellor, I've helped so many people who were struggling with all kinds of things, from relationship issues to anxiety and depression. As A Counsellor I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to listen, to offer practical advice, and to help you develop the tools you need to overcome any challenge life throws your way.... I know life can get tough sometimes, but as a Counsellor and someone that has suffered from mental health I truly believe that with the right support and guidance, we can all overcome our obstacles and reach our full potential. As
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Adrian Peter Langham
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I am an Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 18 years experience of working with a diverse mix of clients in various settings ranging from mental health services, NHS clinics, sexual health & sexual violence services. I work from a non pathological stance and value diversity. In addition to my therapeutic training I have undertaken specialist LGBTQ+ training enabling me to work effectively with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity. I am also an accredited Mindfulness teacher and incorporate aspects of this into my client work.I hope to enable clients to gain insights and meet themselves with compassion & understanding.
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Mark Hamlin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
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Nathan Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Are you looking for a therapist who has been in your shoes? Someone who has felt the pain and anguish of addiction? Someone who won't judge and has the tools to help you recover from your own sexual/pornography/drug addiction? Someone, who has a proven record of helping people overcome their sexual addiction and lead a life of purpose and happiness? I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of sexual/drug addiction. I trained as a Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and recognised as a Certified Inner Child Recovery Process specialist.  I run an evidence based, online, group treatment program for
Are you looking for a therapist who has been in your shoes? Someone who has felt the pain and anguish of addiction? Someone who won't judge and has the tools to help you recover from your own sexual/pornography/drug addiction? Someone, who has a proven record of helping people overcome their sexual addiction and lead a life of purpose and happiness? I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of sexual/drug addiction. I trained as a Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and recognised as a Certified Inner Child Recovery Process specialist.  I run an evidence based, online, group treatment program for
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Valéry Hervé Renault
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Manchester M13  (Online Only)
Do you want to understand why you always act the way you do? Does it seem to you that your behavior follows repetitive patterns and you'd like to be able to change it, but you tend to always fall back into the same ruts? How about starting from the beginning and trying to understand what's going on?
Do you want to understand why you always act the way you do? Does it seem to you that your behavior follows repetitive patterns and you'd like to be able to change it, but you tend to always fall back into the same ruts? How about starting from the beginning and trying to understand what's going on?
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Dan Entwisle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
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Kevin Michael O'Doherty
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I am a Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Forensic Mental Health specialist. In addition to my work as an Expert Witness, I continue to provide psychological concierge for clients around the world mainly via webcam. I also provide individual and group CBT sessions, during which I help people with anxiety, depression, worry and related issues. Webcam based meetings are the main provision, so that I can help more people who are based in different parts of the country and the world. many people find that webcam based therapy is much better, especially as they can then fit their regular meetings into a busy schedule.
I am a Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Forensic Mental Health specialist. In addition to my work as an Expert Witness, I continue to provide psychological concierge for clients around the world mainly via webcam. I also provide individual and group CBT sessions, during which I help people with anxiety, depression, worry and related issues. Webcam based meetings are the main provision, so that I can help more people who are based in different parts of the country and the world. many people find that webcam based therapy is much better, especially as they can then fit their regular meetings into a busy schedule.
020 3856 7622 View 020 3856 7622
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Dave Chambers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Manchester, offering online counselling to individuals and couples in the UK. My approach is warm and friendly and I work with care and compassion. I offer a safe space, free from judgement, where you can be yourself and explore any issues that may be causing confusion, discomfort or distress. You will decide what we talk about and we will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you. It is important that you feel at ease working with me, so I offer a free first session (50 minutes), so you can see how I work and decide whether you wish to continue.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Manchester, offering online counselling to individuals and couples in the UK. My approach is warm and friendly and I work with care and compassion. I offer a safe space, free from judgement, where you can be yourself and explore any issues that may be causing confusion, discomfort or distress. You will decide what we talk about and we will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you. It is important that you feel at ease working with me, so I offer a free first session (50 minutes), so you can see how I work and decide whether you wish to continue.
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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.