Male Counselling in Portsmouth, ENG

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David Burchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
07723 449738 View 07723 449738
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Stephen Burt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
07403 940007 View 07403 940007
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Davey Murphy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO2
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
I don't believe I have an ideal client. I just think anyone that has the courage to come to therapy and face up to the challenges they are facing is the kind of client I want to work with.
01329 756741 View 01329 756741
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Daniel Sutton-Johanson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO4  (Online Only)
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
023 9387 8735 View 023 9387 8735
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Dan Angel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO2  (Online Only)
'It's ok not to be ok... Your issues, conflicts, feelings and emotions are always valid. Even if it seems like other people have experienced ‘worse’ or experienced the same and don’t feel affected by them. Even if what troubles you happened a long time ago, even if no one knows, your hurting is real and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or needy or attention-seeking, it’s self-care and probably the bravest thing you’ll ever do...'
'It's ok not to be ok... Your issues, conflicts, feelings and emotions are always valid. Even if it seems like other people have experienced ‘worse’ or experienced the same and don’t feel affected by them. Even if what troubles you happened a long time ago, even if no one knows, your hurting is real and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or needy or attention-seeking, it’s self-care and probably the bravest thing you’ll ever do...'
01983 214856 View 01983 214856
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Peter Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
An Experienced Counsellor with lived experience of recovery from Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol/Alcoholism/Drugs & other Addictions, Trauma, Grief & Loss. I can help you move forward in your life because I genuinely understand… Whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life, I can help you to see them more clearly and find a way forward. Together we can enable you to work towards a more positive future. You might be struggling with low self esteem or feelings of worthlessness, perhaps you just feel an underlying sense of doom. Whatever it is that is troubling you I can help you.
An Experienced Counsellor with lived experience of recovery from Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol/Alcoholism/Drugs & other Addictions, Trauma, Grief & Loss. I can help you move forward in your life because I genuinely understand… Whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life, I can help you to see them more clearly and find a way forward. Together we can enable you to work towards a more positive future. You might be struggling with low self esteem or feelings of worthlessness, perhaps you just feel an underlying sense of doom. Whatever it is that is troubling you I can help you.
07541 553614 View 07541 553614
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Del Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
01329 557308 View 01329 557308
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David Whistance
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Hello and welcome to my profile. Whatever's brought you here, let's see if we can gently untangle what you’re struggling with to support positive change in your life and relationships.
Hello and welcome to my profile. Whatever's brought you here, let's see if we can gently untangle what you’re struggling with to support positive change in your life and relationships.
07949 913737 View 07949 913737
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Colin Beckwith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
07401 292314 View 07401 292314
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Dr Kevin Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
01604 279172 View 01604 279172
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Matthew Gettins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
07436 430474 View 07436 430474
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
023 8235 6191 View 023 8235 6191
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Dr Robert Percival
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO3
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
01202 037591 View 01202 037591
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Andrew Clarke Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO3
I work with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I also specialize in Domestic abuse, Young people and Children, and Relationship counselling. I work from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice. In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old. First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy.
I work with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I also specialize in Domestic abuse, Young people and Children, and Relationship counselling. I work from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice. In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old. First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy.
07480 488782 View 07480 488782
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Graham Clarke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
01243 957014 View 01243 957014
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Colin Campbell-Dunlop
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
07480 486630 View 07480 486630

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The Counselling Co-Op
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO15
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
The top 10 reasons clients seek therapy with me are relational & family issues, anger management & lack of emotional control, confidence & work/life balance, depression, stress, anxiety & shame, emotional numbness, sex, sexuality & masculinity issues, lack of confidence & self-esteem, addiction & substance abuse, trauma, abuse & loss and body image.
01474 554914 View 01474 554914
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
023 8214 5919 View 023 8214 5919
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Trevor Beech
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO14  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Trevor. I am a highly skilled and fully qualified Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I am a BACP member and committed to good practice and ethical conduct. I work with preteens to adults in individual and group therapy sessions delivered online and on the telephone. Feedback from a client is a testament to the way I work: “If you choose Trevor, you will feel understood, listened to, accepted, supported, encouraged, and, I have no doubt, in the end, a brand-new person.” I have specific expertise in EMDR, a trauma therapy, to help people with mental health conditions including trauma
Hello, I'm Trevor. I am a highly skilled and fully qualified Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I am a BACP member and committed to good practice and ethical conduct. I work with preteens to adults in individual and group therapy sessions delivered online and on the telephone. Feedback from a client is a testament to the way I work: “If you choose Trevor, you will feel understood, listened to, accepted, supported, encouraged, and, I have no doubt, in the end, a brand-new person.” I have specific expertise in EMDR, a trauma therapy, to help people with mental health conditions including trauma
07723 579127 View 07723 579127
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Mark Bourne
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Fareham PO15
I can help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, managing anger and relationships. I provide a warm, safe and supportive environment which helps you to find the answers you are looking for. I listen to what you say to find out how things are from your perspective. I will always be confidential, respectful and work in your best interests. I counsel face to face, online and by telephone, to fit in with your lifestyle.
I can help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, managing anger and relationships. I provide a warm, safe and supportive environment which helps you to find the answers you are looking for. I listen to what you say to find out how things are from your perspective. I will always be confidential, respectful and work in your best interests. I counsel face to face, online and by telephone, to fit in with your lifestyle.
01489 357132 View 01489 357132

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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.