Male Counselling in Brentwood, ENG

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Chris Shepherd
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
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Adam Penkul
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood CM13
I help individuals going through relationship challenges, working to bring clarity and resolution. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety and body dysmorphia, the subject of my masters thesis and connected with my own history. I am one of a few a lived experience therapists working with this disorder. I also work with young men who are experiencing difficulties transitioning into healthy adulthood. Their issues often include self esteem, anger and life meaning and purpose. Other areas of interest include grief, addiction, crises of meaning, spiritual emergence and emergency.
I help individuals going through relationship challenges, working to bring clarity and resolution. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety and body dysmorphia, the subject of my masters thesis and connected with my own history. I am one of a few a lived experience therapists working with this disorder. I also work with young men who are experiencing difficulties transitioning into healthy adulthood. Their issues often include self esteem, anger and life meaning and purpose. Other areas of interest include grief, addiction, crises of meaning, spiritual emergence and emergency.
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Nick Jones
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14
I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means that therapy takes place in the conversation between us. No subject is off limits, but often people speak about relationships, past or current; and private thoughts, feelings, fears and so on. In time, speaking in this way helps to make sense of problems which otherwise seemed impossible to resolve.
I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means that therapy takes place in the conversation between us. No subject is off limits, but often people speak about relationships, past or current; and private thoughts, feelings, fears and so on. In time, speaking in this way helps to make sense of problems which otherwise seemed impossible to resolve.
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Philip Kemp Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
Are you feeling low? Anxious? Questioning your worth for others and yourself? Feeling isolated irrespective of your social and community connections? You are not alone. Whilst battling these internal conflicts can leave you feeling alienated, and somewhat of a black sheep, my experiences, both professionally and personally, suggest that these are universal of human living. I have worked with a range of such experiences, including depression, suicide ideation, domestic violence, racial identity and various LGBTQ+ issues, including gender identity and expression and sexuality.
Are you feeling low? Anxious? Questioning your worth for others and yourself? Feeling isolated irrespective of your social and community connections? You are not alone. Whilst battling these internal conflicts can leave you feeling alienated, and somewhat of a black sheep, my experiences, both professionally and personally, suggest that these are universal of human living. I have worked with a range of such experiences, including depression, suicide ideation, domestic violence, racial identity and various LGBTQ+ issues, including gender identity and expression and sexuality.
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Xen Dolan
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14  (Online Only)
I work with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, stress, depression, low-self esteem, PTSD, emotional expression difficulties, effects of childhood trauma, assertiveness, male issues, difficulties with our children. I draw upon different types of psychological interventions and therapies, as some issues are more effectively treated by some interventions/therapies over others.
I work with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, stress, depression, low-self esteem, PTSD, emotional expression difficulties, effects of childhood trauma, assertiveness, male issues, difficulties with our children. I draw upon different types of psychological interventions and therapies, as some issues are more effectively treated by some interventions/therapies over others.
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Tope Abulude
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
I am an integrative counsellor who works with both young people and adults. I have a wealth of experience in helping a wide range of clients with challenges in the areas of stress, anger management anxiety, coping with change, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, panic attack, self esteem issues, work related stress and couples counselling. I have worked with Macmillan Dove which specialises in bereavement and related issues and I have volunteered as a counsellor with Chelmsford Mind.
I am an integrative counsellor who works with both young people and adults. I have a wealth of experience in helping a wide range of clients with challenges in the areas of stress, anger management anxiety, coping with change, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, panic attack, self esteem issues, work related stress and couples counselling. I have worked with Macmillan Dove which specialises in bereavement and related issues and I have volunteered as a counsellor with Chelmsford Mind.
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Balance Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
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PH Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
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humanskind - stuart dean
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
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Ocd Anxiety Low Self-Esteem. Joshua Munn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood CM13
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
Do you struggle with negative patterns of thinking, such as worrying, overthinking, dwelling or being self-critical? Or do you find yourself people pleasing, procrastinating and holding yourself back in life? If so, please pop me a message and then we can arrange an initial consultation. I offer an integrative approach, whereby I blend CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer online EMDR.
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David Cooper
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
There are times in all our lives when we feel we have lost our way, need some to listen or simply want somebody to help us reach the next step in our journey. Maybe that sounds like you and you're looking for help to take that first step, or simply share your concerns in a safe space and really feel heard. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising a treatment plan. My specialities include Relationship+Family Counselling, Anxiety+Depression, Abuse+Narcissism and Grief+Loss
There are times in all our lives when we feel we have lost our way, need some to listen or simply want somebody to help us reach the next step in our journey. Maybe that sounds like you and you're looking for help to take that first step, or simply share your concerns in a safe space and really feel heard. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising a treatment plan. My specialities include Relationship+Family Counselling, Anxiety+Depression, Abuse+Narcissism and Grief+Loss
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Jamie Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM13
Not accepting new clients
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
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Marc Whittaker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
My role as therapist is to work alongside you, creating a supported, non-judgemental space, where we can explore together what you are experiencing, at a pace that feels safe. Together we can tackle themes like anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, or a combination of all. I will work with you to create a greater sense of internal balance, help you manage stress, resolve the impact of trauma, heal from, and navigate life transitions, relationships and through a new awareness, build a greater resilience,feeling better able to regulate emotions and less overwhelmed with the complexities of modern life.
My role as therapist is to work alongside you, creating a supported, non-judgemental space, where we can explore together what you are experiencing, at a pace that feels safe. Together we can tackle themes like anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, or a combination of all. I will work with you to create a greater sense of internal balance, help you manage stress, resolve the impact of trauma, heal from, and navigate life transitions, relationships and through a new awareness, build a greater resilience,feeling better able to regulate emotions and less overwhelmed with the complexities of modern life.
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mysearchforself Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM15
I am passionate in helping people find a happier way of being with greater fulfilment in their life. Whatever is causing you difficulty, I believe that things can be different for you. You may feel any mix of feelings that impact your life and relationships negatively. Any are valid and, I feel, are a communication to what may be going on within. I offer compassion and understanding without any judgement in a space in which we can truly get to know what is difficult. In this space we can gently explore anything that troubles you so that we may work through any issues together, no matter how big or small you feel it is.
I am passionate in helping people find a happier way of being with greater fulfilment in their life. Whatever is causing you difficulty, I believe that things can be different for you. You may feel any mix of feelings that impact your life and relationships negatively. Any are valid and, I feel, are a communication to what may be going on within. I offer compassion and understanding without any judgement in a space in which we can truly get to know what is difficult. In this space we can gently explore anything that troubles you so that we may work through any issues together, no matter how big or small you feel it is.
07380 328713 View 07380 328713
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Anthony John Myers
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
I have an open and approachable nature which is underpinned by an empathic core. I allow each client to bring their own content and to guide the sessions. I work with each client in an individualistic manner and can choose a particular modality (CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic) which I believe, fits the content. I will use the initial session to understand your needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. I am also a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS and can deliver low intensity CBT treatment.
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
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Raffaele Bizzoca
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13
I am an Integrative Counsellor accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues. We can work together to help enhance your self-awareness and resilience as we work towards achieving a healthy, positive outcome.
I am an Integrative Counsellor accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues. We can work together to help enhance your self-awareness and resilience as we work towards achieving a healthy, positive outcome.
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Peter Casey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wickford SS12
I work with young people and adults, In a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space, Our lives can become stressful and overwhelming at times. Life can become too much, and it can seem impossible to find peace and balance. You may have difficult feelings or past hurts that are stopping you from moving forward so you are stuck. It can be helpful to talk to a person who is not directly involved so that you can gain more insight and clarity. I can offer you a listening ear and together we can go on a journey to which we can explore your issue. You are the person who knows what is best for you but maybe I can assist you.
I work with young people and adults, In a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space, Our lives can become stressful and overwhelming at times. Life can become too much, and it can seem impossible to find peace and balance. You may have difficult feelings or past hurts that are stopping you from moving forward so you are stuck. It can be helpful to talk to a person who is not directly involved so that you can gain more insight and clarity. I can offer you a listening ear and together we can go on a journey to which we can explore your issue. You are the person who knows what is best for you but maybe I can assist you.
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Mark Uchiha-James
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM1  (Online Only)
We aim to work with and support anyone going through a challenging time. Our mission is to support individuals in need of emotional support for their mental health, by providing affordable online Counselling and Psychotherapy, where individuals may not have access to affordable therapy locally.
We aim to work with and support anyone going through a challenging time. Our mission is to support individuals in need of emotional support for their mental health, by providing affordable online Counselling and Psychotherapy, where individuals may not have access to affordable therapy locally.
01375 803711 View 01375 803711
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Neil Blake
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Wickford SS11
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
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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.