Male Counselling in Exmouth, ENG

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Gavin Weir-Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
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John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
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Matt Ridley Counselling BA(Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
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Jamie Gould
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
I have a lot of respect for anyone who chooses to begin counselling. It takes courage to be open with someone, and I don't take that for granted. As an Integrative counsellor, I have a range of therapeutic tools to help towards a breakthrough, particularly for clients who live with anxiety, depression, or present difficulties relating to past traumas.​ As human beings, we are wired for survival, and continually adjust to protect ourselves from threats and challenges. As our circumstances change through life, we may notice that the patterns which once kept us safe are now holding us back.
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Jurgen Wolfram Schwarz
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
As a compassionate and nurturing male with experience working with Mind, the NHS and a leading dementia charity as well as volunteering with the Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Support, I offer a special therapeutic relationship for those undergoing unwanted and distressing changes in their lives. I therefore place great store by the initial free phone or Zoom meeting as a ‘get to know’ session, where we will also explore how best I could support you. I will not claim to erase life problems, but I can help you to cope positively with them through developing new insights, enabling you to live with purpose.
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Jonathan Polverino
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives. It can be a lonely and often overwhelming time, and one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, well done for managing to come this far. Counselling can be incredibly helpful for anyone who is facing a range of personal challenges and emotional struggles. It can provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to openly express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. This alone can be immensely therapeutic, as it allows you as an individual to gain clarity on your issues and explore potential solutions.
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Gram Davies
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
I’m a higher accredited professional practicing from Tiverton and remotely. I have worked with individual adults from many backgrounds since 2020. I offer a sincere, therapeutic opportunity to discuss whatever is troubling you. Therapy is a private conversation, away from daily expectations and assumptions. This will feel quite different to styles of therapy that use assessments or set protocols. The steady, regular setting helps you be sincerely inquisitive about what is going on. People often come to therapy when their usual ways of coping aren’t working. It’s about emotional healing, self-understanding and personal change.
I’m a higher accredited professional practicing from Tiverton and remotely. I have worked with individual adults from many backgrounds since 2020. I offer a sincere, therapeutic opportunity to discuss whatever is troubling you. Therapy is a private conversation, away from daily expectations and assumptions. This will feel quite different to styles of therapy that use assessments or set protocols. The steady, regular setting helps you be sincerely inquisitive about what is going on. People often come to therapy when their usual ways of coping aren’t working. It’s about emotional healing, self-understanding and personal change.
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Nathan Mark Worsfold
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
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Photo of Jerry Fox - Mind Training for Performance: Sport-Work-Leaders
I practice as a Mindfulness Based Cognitive psychological trainer. I have worked with many clients including, Olympic & Paralympic athletes, pro golfers, pro footballers, university sports, pro cycling, creatives, leaders & organisations. I train people in how to enhance their self-belief for: performance optimisation, emotional regulation, resilience & effective decision making. Pressure in performance environments is a certainty & how we perceive pressure determines our response. We can choose how to think about pressure and this depends on our level of self-belief, the essential ingredient when navigating demanding environments.
I practice as a Mindfulness Based Cognitive psychological trainer. I have worked with many clients including, Olympic & Paralympic athletes, pro golfers, pro footballers, university sports, pro cycling, creatives, leaders & organisations. I train people in how to enhance their self-belief for: performance optimisation, emotional regulation, resilience & effective decision making. Pressure in performance environments is a certainty & how we perceive pressure determines our response. We can choose how to think about pressure and this depends on our level of self-belief, the essential ingredient when navigating demanding environments.
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
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James Seal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
My own experiences of therapy have taught me that my own change and growth became possible when i could open and relax into a felt sense of trust and safety. I appreciate that if you are struggling now or have suffered in the past- to open yourself up to- and risk trusting another might bring mixed feelings of hope and fear. Yet, to take a step into the unknown is the invitation and challenge of therapy. I have been a client; in my experience the risk i took set out upon the adventure of counselling has been an acceptable one and the rewards are great.
My own experiences of therapy have taught me that my own change and growth became possible when i could open and relax into a felt sense of trust and safety. I appreciate that if you are struggling now or have suffered in the past- to open yourself up to- and risk trusting another might bring mixed feelings of hope and fear. Yet, to take a step into the unknown is the invitation and challenge of therapy. I have been a client; in my experience the risk i took set out upon the adventure of counselling has been an acceptable one and the rewards are great.
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Photo of Jason Karl Housecroft, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jason Karl Housecroft
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
I believe that our capacity to cope with issues that arise in adult life, whether this is how we experience the world, relate to others, cope with difficult situations or understand and manage what can often be overwhelming emotions, is ultimately bound up with our early experiences. Whether we wish to or not we carry our history with us and sometimes this does not provide the strong foundation needed to engage and embrace life or weather its storms. I work with clients to recognise the origins of their difficulties so that together we might arrive at a place where life is understandable, and they feel both validated and valued.
I believe that our capacity to cope with issues that arise in adult life, whether this is how we experience the world, relate to others, cope with difficult situations or understand and manage what can often be overwhelming emotions, is ultimately bound up with our early experiences. Whether we wish to or not we carry our history with us and sometimes this does not provide the strong foundation needed to engage and embrace life or weather its storms. I work with clients to recognise the origins of their difficulties so that together we might arrive at a place where life is understandable, and they feel both validated and valued.
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Richard Robins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
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Mark Hashimi Msc Ukcp Mbacp Cta Emdr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems. During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems. During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
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Denis -Counselling For Adults Teens Young Adults
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Your first counselling session if FREE. We all struggle in life at one point or another, if you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, panic attacks, loss or grief and addiction, self harm, suicidal thoughts, relationships, race and culture etc. I can help. If things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling with me could help.
Your first counselling session if FREE. We all struggle in life at one point or another, if you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, panic attacks, loss or grief and addiction, self harm, suicidal thoughts, relationships, race and culture etc. I can help. If things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling with me could help.
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Photo of David Wakley, MBACP, Psychotherapist
David Wakley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Are you distrustful, fearful and overwhelmed by your own emotions and sensations? Do you wish you could eliminate them? Issues arising from trauma or early attachment may manifest in a number of ways including painful thoughts and memories, anxiety, depression, rage, physical pain and sensations (including unexplained physical symptoms, CFS, fibromyalgia and low energy). By viewing our thoughts, sensations, feelings and behaviours not as symptoms, but as 'parts' of us which are attempting to cope with life, we can learn about, and work with them in a compassionate and non-pathologising way.
Are you distrustful, fearful and overwhelmed by your own emotions and sensations? Do you wish you could eliminate them? Issues arising from trauma or early attachment may manifest in a number of ways including painful thoughts and memories, anxiety, depression, rage, physical pain and sensations (including unexplained physical symptoms, CFS, fibromyalgia and low energy). By viewing our thoughts, sensations, feelings and behaviours not as symptoms, but as 'parts' of us which are attempting to cope with life, we can learn about, and work with them in a compassionate and non-pathologising way.
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Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
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Photo of George Petrou, MBACP, Counsellor
George Petrou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
I'm a relational integrative therapist meaning, the relationship is the therapy. It also means I use different types of therapy to meet your needs because, you are unique. Integrative therapy helps you become a more integrated whole person, better able to experience the entire range of your behaviour, emotions and thoughts as well as improving your relationship with yourself and others. Neuroplasticity continues throughout the lifespan which means that change and improvement in the way we feel is always possible and therapy is the best way to achieve this.
I'm a relational integrative therapist meaning, the relationship is the therapy. It also means I use different types of therapy to meet your needs because, you are unique. Integrative therapy helps you become a more integrated whole person, better able to experience the entire range of your behaviour, emotions and thoughts as well as improving your relationship with yourself and others. Neuroplasticity continues throughout the lifespan which means that change and improvement in the way we feel is always possible and therapy is the best way to achieve this.
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Deva Manley
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Welcome and thank you for taking this step towards your own healing. As a senior trainee core-process psychotherapist I hold a safe space for all those wanting change, healing and growth. I practice from a dedicated space in my home in Dainton, midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot, (Devon U.K.). Weekly session are 60 minutes long on a once weekly basis. Concessions are available for low income clients. Book in for a free introductory session ( up to 45 minutes).
Welcome and thank you for taking this step towards your own healing. As a senior trainee core-process psychotherapist I hold a safe space for all those wanting change, healing and growth. I practice from a dedicated space in my home in Dainton, midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot, (Devon U.K.). Weekly session are 60 minutes long on a once weekly basis. Concessions are available for low income clients. Book in for a free introductory session ( up to 45 minutes).
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Photo of Paul Reisbach, MA, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Paul Reisbach
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
Outdoor 'walk and talk' sessions now available as well as online and face to face. I like to approach our sessions as a 'co-pilot in your plane'. You are at the controls and we learn together how your plane works. The ultimate goal is that you know your plane well enough to take full control and fly through the weather, good or bad, unaided. Please do reach out, lets chat.
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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.