Male Counselling in Manchester, ENG

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Adam Rothwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, low mood, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
Are you looking to overcome anxiety, low mood, OCD or phobias? Perhaps you want to conquer insomnia, stress or IBS symptoms... The fact you are researching therapists is a great first step to creating the life you want. I know it can be overwhelming looking for a therapist but is also a rewarding and life-changing experience. It is because of this that I am committed to providing you with an informative, supportive and professional experience. My aim is to provide you with a safe space to reflect on your life and to help you create solutions that will get you to a place of feeling more confident, balanced and content.
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Luke Cahill - in-person and online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Waitlist for new clients
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
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Charley Shults
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
Hi, I work with attachment issues. That covers most of the issues that people have in therapy. I am a human being, just like you. I don't discriminate. Please see my website at attachmentcentredtherapy.co.uk. If you want more information, just send me an email. Charley
Hi, I work with attachment issues. That covers most of the issues that people have in therapy. I am a human being, just like you. I don't discriminate. Please see my website at attachmentcentredtherapy.co.uk. If you want more information, just send me an email. Charley
0161 696 1026 View 0161 696 1026
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Peter Rigg
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
There is a wide variety of reasons why you might be looking for a psychotherapist, but perhaps everyone wants to change ingrained states of mind, and to live in a rewarding and productive way. It's difficult, but the aim of analytic work is to get to grips with persistent problems. It holds out the hope of finding new decisiveness and flexibility in living.
There is a wide variety of reasons why you might be looking for a psychotherapist, but perhaps everyone wants to change ingrained states of mind, and to live in a rewarding and productive way. It's difficult, but the aim of analytic work is to get to grips with persistent problems. It holds out the hope of finding new decisiveness and flexibility in living.
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Paul Hammersley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I recently celebrated 25 years as a CBT therapist. I am now also qualified in EMDR In. addition my therapy practice I have taught CBT for many years. I was programme director for post graduate CBT training at Manchester and Lancaster Universities, I have lectured at most UK universities and also abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Holland and Brazil. I have been widely published on the relationship between negative life events and psychological distress including as a first author in The British journal of Psychiatry
I recently celebrated 25 years as a CBT therapist. I am now also qualified in EMDR In. addition my therapy practice I have taught CBT for many years. I was programme director for post graduate CBT training at Manchester and Lancaster Universities, I have lectured at most UK universities and also abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Holland and Brazil. I have been widely published on the relationship between negative life events and psychological distress including as a first author in The British journal of Psychiatry
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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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Kevin Coogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
The pandemic and lockdown saw a dramatic increase in social isolation and loneliness, but it also saw an increase in people reaching out for help from counselling and psychotherapy. As a joint-qualified counsellor and social worker, I have seen this change first-hand. It’s okay to recognise that you are feeling overwhelmed and need help; it’s okay to realise that you are stuck in a pattern of behaviour that you know is doing you no good; it’s okay to recognise that there’s something in your life that you want to change. As a Person-Centred therapist, my job is to work with you to create a space from which change is possible.
The pandemic and lockdown saw a dramatic increase in social isolation and loneliness, but it also saw an increase in people reaching out for help from counselling and psychotherapy. As a joint-qualified counsellor and social worker, I have seen this change first-hand. It’s okay to recognise that you are feeling overwhelmed and need help; it’s okay to realise that you are stuck in a pattern of behaviour that you know is doing you no good; it’s okay to recognise that there’s something in your life that you want to change. As a Person-Centred therapist, my job is to work with you to create a space from which change is possible.
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Mark Widdowson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M1
Waitlist for new clients
I have almost 30 years experience as it a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at the university of Salford, professor of psychotherapy at Adam Mickiewicz University, director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
I have almost 30 years experience as it a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at the university of Salford, professor of psychotherapy at Adam Mickiewicz University, director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
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Jed Bridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M3
I believe that with the right support, most of us can make changes to improve our situation, deal with the challenges in our lives, and find answers or peace of mind. I am a compassionate and experienced therapist, committed to your growth and to helping you address a range of life issues. These may be areas you're finding difficult, or where you feel overwhelmed, stuck or lacking in fulfilment, including: relationship/trust issues; managing anxiety and stress; improving your self-esteem; navigating life changes or difficult experiences. Or, maybe you'd like some support in your journey of self-discovery and personal development?
I believe that with the right support, most of us can make changes to improve our situation, deal with the challenges in our lives, and find answers or peace of mind. I am a compassionate and experienced therapist, committed to your growth and to helping you address a range of life issues. These may be areas you're finding difficult, or where you feel overwhelmed, stuck or lacking in fulfilment, including: relationship/trust issues; managing anxiety and stress; improving your self-esteem; navigating life changes or difficult experiences. Or, maybe you'd like some support in your journey of self-discovery and personal development?
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Darren Good
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
What if you accepted every part of yourself, even those you hide from the world? What might be possible? Modern life can be challenging, with its demands, expectations and technology, but self-discovery can lead to learning, growth and a greater sense of ease. I can be your calm companion as you explore the areas of life that need attention, helping you connect with others and feel more belonging. My approach is person-centred and acknowledges how childhood experiences shape our adulthood, so that therapy will partly involve coming to terms with the past and how it affects the present.
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J Rafiq
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M13
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
0161 519 4251 View 0161 519 4251
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Rainbow Junction Therapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M28  (Online Only)
Hi there! Welcome to Rainbow Junction Therapy - a specialist therapy service for all LGBTQ+ people. We offer bespoke and adapted psychological therapy to children, teens, young people, adults and older adults from the LGBTQ+ communities. We have specialist practitioners that work with gender dysphoria/incongruence, bisexual mental health, family planning, mood difficulties, ADHD, Autism, self-harmful behaviours, and much more. We have three core therapy pillars: 1) knowledgeable and experienced therapists, 2) safe and empowering therapy and 3) always intersectional therapy - which fully centres your needs and goals.
Hi there! Welcome to Rainbow Junction Therapy - a specialist therapy service for all LGBTQ+ people. We offer bespoke and adapted psychological therapy to children, teens, young people, adults and older adults from the LGBTQ+ communities. We have specialist practitioners that work with gender dysphoria/incongruence, bisexual mental health, family planning, mood difficulties, ADHD, Autism, self-harmful behaviours, and much more. We have three core therapy pillars: 1) knowledgeable and experienced therapists, 2) safe and empowering therapy and 3) always intersectional therapy - which fully centres your needs and goals.
0161 524 4239 View 0161 524 4239
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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.
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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Colin David Ogdon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
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CBT Therapy Manchester (Individuals & Couples)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
Relationship struggles? Turn a good relationship into a great relationship. Resolve long standing difficulties. Relationship near break-up and you want to decide if the relationship can be saved? Imago Relationship Therapy can help towards more safety, connection, empathy, compassion & understanding in your relationship. Anxious, worrying a lot, stressed, low in mood, irritable? CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help. Be in touch for a free initial discussion.
0161 509 6679 View 0161 509 6679
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Chris Holden
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
Hello, I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Fallowfield, Manchester. Life can be hard and it can be confusing. Events and relationships from our past can sometimes, out of awareness, impact us in the present. This can feel confusing, unsettling or even scary. I offer a warm, safe and compassionate place where you can feel heard and where we can try make sense of what is happening in your life. For the past 10 years I have supported people with a range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, shame, trauma, emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, self harm and suicidal ideation.
Hello, I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Fallowfield, Manchester. Life can be hard and it can be confusing. Events and relationships from our past can sometimes, out of awareness, impact us in the present. This can feel confusing, unsettling or even scary. I offer a warm, safe and compassionate place where you can feel heard and where we can try make sense of what is happening in your life. For the past 10 years I have supported people with a range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, shame, trauma, emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, self harm and suicidal ideation.
0161 524 1142 View 0161 524 1142
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Simon Alan Walford
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M28
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
01942 559816 View 01942 559816
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Behnam Abdevand
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Are you having arguments, conflicts, miscommunication or no communication at all, etc. in your relationship? It's perfectly normal, these are what I deal with everyday, and I help couples to talk and communicate to each other in a different way. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples which helps you to improve your relationships and become closer to your partner. My role as an Imago therapist is to teach, support and guide you through the Imago Dialogue to deepen your communication and to make a good connection with each other.
Are you having arguments, conflicts, miscommunication or no communication at all, etc. in your relationship? It's perfectly normal, these are what I deal with everyday, and I help couples to talk and communicate to each other in a different way. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples which helps you to improve your relationships and become closer to your partner. My role as an Imago therapist is to teach, support and guide you through the Imago Dialogue to deepen your communication and to make a good connection with each other.
0161 524 1030 View 0161 524 1030
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Christian Chalfont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
01707 246855 View 01707 246855
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Shaun Joseph Francis Brookhouse
Psychotherapist, MA, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
I work with a wide variety of individuals in order for them to reach their therapeutic goals. I have a clinical interest in motivation and this type of work features in the work I provide. Anxiety tends to be the most common issue I work with, but I assist in a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues as well.
I work with a wide variety of individuals in order for them to reach their therapeutic goals. I have a clinical interest in motivation and this type of work features in the work I provide. Anxiety tends to be the most common issue I work with, but I assist in a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues as well.
0161 850 4371 View 0161 850 4371

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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.